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Nov 3 15 tweets 12 min read
#Here is #How #Modi #reduced #Corruption in #NewIndia
SUMMARY: Introduce a Law that Dissuades reporting of Corruption.

It’s a long #Thread. so please stay with me.

In July 2018, the Govt passed the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

#AntiCorruption #Corruption #NewIndia work of #Genius

How does this Amendment change things?

(A) Post Amendment, the #Bribe #Giver would also be considered a #criminal or penalizing the bribe giver and bribe taker on equal terms.
#AntiCorruption #Corruption #NewIndia work of #Genius

(B) The Amended Act will facilitate confiscation of the offender’s property

Looking at A & B, who in their right mind will COMPLAIN about being forced to give a bribe?
(C) Prior to Amendment, permission was only necessary to file a #charge #sheet against serving officer(s) who is accused of taking/demanding bribes. Under the Amendment, Even to Investigate, you have to get prior permission.
(C Contd) This "permission" requirement now extends to even Retired officers. For Joint secretary & Above, specific permission is required from the central government

Effectively (C) Provides enough time lag between complaint & permission to investigate => Clean up evidence.
#AntiCorruption #Corruption #NewIndia work of #Genius

(D) Prior to Amendment, “disproportionate assets” vs Known sources of Income was more than enough proof to investigate. Post Amendment, “intentional and illicit enrichment” has to be demonstrated.
With (D), even if a serving officer has “disproportionate assets” just like Former late CM of Tamil Nadu Ms. Jaya Lalitha, that does not mean he took favors to build the "Dipropionate Assets"

#AntiCorruption #Corruption #NewIndia work of #Genius
A combination of (C) and (D) effectively provides RETIRED OFFICERS protection from getting investigated since those Assets can emerge abroad.

As one can conclude from A-B-C-D, there is JUST NO MERIT in a law abiding citizen to complain about corruption for 2 reasons.
(1) Lets say there is proof, the bribe giver will also go to jail if the accused officer turns around and says that you tried to bribe knowing full well that his footprints can be cleaned up by the time INVESTIGATIVE Authorities get permission from the Ministry
(2) Even after all of that, you have to prove "Intention" since "Disproportionate Assets" is not proof enough.
So Basically Why bother to Complain? Indias Currency Notes in Circulation as % of GDP is higher vs Pre-Demonetization even with UPI => possible More Black money today??
If you want to READ the key Clauses of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 this is a good link

Now lets look at 3 More #Amendments by #Modi Govt which provide #Watertightness to the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) 2018 bill

(FIRST) the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act (2013) was diluted in 2016 to exempt public servants’ families from disclosing their assets.
(SECOND) The #Whistle #Blowers #Protection #Act was diluted in 2014 to prohibit disclosures running counter to the Official Secrets Act, a provision that could nullify the primary intent of the legislation

#AntiCorruption #Corruption #NewIndia
(THIRD) By amending the Companies Act to lift the ceiling on political donations, introducing a system of non-transparent electoral bonds to ensure anonymity of donors/ donees
#AntiCorruption #Corruption #NewIndia
(FOURTH) Deletion of "Anti Corruption clause" from the "Defense procurement Procedure". This Clause was part of the Tender issued by the previous govt in the #RafaelDeal ImageImage

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