After a peon, a junior engineer has been found to own property worth crores of rupees. This only speaks of the corruption that has completely taken over our society. One believes that anti corruption crusaders need at least seven births to clean the system.
NOW I have strong reasons to doubt that
campaign will decrease or stop the rampant corruption in our society. Yes, one thing it will certainly do is to increase the amount of bribe that was needed for a particular. My take is simple. People at the helm will ask for more money on the grounds that there are more checks and balances and you will obviously need bigger amounts to lure them.
Corruption is something not new in our country. It lies deep in our blood and it will consume hundreds of Annas. In our country, you will be deemed honest till you are caught accepting bribes and yes you wouldn’t be caught because of the efficient police, rather disgruntled policemen over lesser shares.
A newspaper carried a story about Sithal Prasad, who is employed as junior engineer in the Public Works Department owns few bungalows in Nimach, Indore, few farmhouses, luxury cars, fixed deposits and lockers with huge sums of cash. For all those people who were surprised at this news report, I want to tell them that it is not something new. We have examples where a peon in a government department possesses 4.5 crore rupees worth assets. If a peon can amass so much wealth why can’t a Junior engineer, much higher in rank and intellect? After all, he takes care of public works that include building roads, water supply schemes and drainage and everyone knows the money that is spent on these projects.
It is only a matter of time and chance that executive and superintending engineers haven’t been caught by the tainted police. Otherwise the whole system is rotten and neck deep in corruption.