Will work with civil society against graft: Pranab
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 19:38
  
New Delhi: The government may disagree with social activists like Anna Hazare on the Lokpal issue, but it on Wednesday vowed that its fight against corruption will continue with the help of civil society and independent judiciary.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who headed the Lokpal Bill drafting committee, said here that the administrative, legal and judicial process of detecting the corruption cases and proving them in courts was an ongoing process.

"(The fight) will go on with a vigilant civil society and the independent judicial system that we have," his ministry quoted Mukherjee saying.

Mukherjee said that the Group of Ministers (GoM) which he is heading has been tasked to consider measures for tackling corruption.

The GoM, which will make recommendations in a time bound manner is addressing issues relating to state funding of elections, speedier processing of corruption cases of public servants, transparency in public procurement and discretionary powers of the central ministers.

It has also been considering a competitive system for exploiting natural resources, he said.

The government has been in disagreement with social activist Hazare's group on Prime Minister and the judiciary being brought under the purview of Lokpal.

Mukherjee said the government has also been trying to deal with the root causes of corruption, particularly in public service delivery.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 19:38


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