26th January, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. Today we find that in-spite of various measures of prescribing codes of conduct, setting up vigilance cells/commissions, RTI, active media and strengthening of legal mechanism, corrupt practices are not coming under control.

(a) Evaluate the effectiveness of these measures with justifications.

(b) Suggest more effective strategies to tackle this menace. 

[10marks/2015/GS-4] 150 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • Preeti Fci

    1.Present legal mechanisms discourage civil servants from taking bold decisions as they fail to distinguish between corrupt decisions and erroneous decisions.
    2.Setting up vigilance commissions makes it too easy for politicians to capture its organs and prevent it from achieving its goals.
    3.RTI information officers don’t provide the required information, instead they utilize all the armaments to prevent sharing the same.
    4.Though the media is well aware of the corruption it stays silent due to their support for some political parties or monetary benefits.

    Answer (b)
    1.Salaries in government jobs should be increased as low salary is one of the reasons for corruption.
    2.Increasing the number of workers will reduce the work load on the employees and will prevent them from expecting monetary benefits for faster completion.
    3.Establishing fast track courts and giving severe punishment for corruption practice will keep a control on corruption as delay in cases creates lack of fear for being corrupt.

    • http://shashidthakur.com/ Shashi Thakur

      Good job. 154 words!! relevant points. keep it up.

      • Preeti Fci

        I am grateful. thanks.