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Can we live a scam-free life in India for a while now?
Tridib Bharali | 11 May 2011

Scams and human life

India is the world’s biggest democracy. After a long sacrifices and struggle, India achieved her independence on 15th August, 1947 from the British rule of more than 200 years long. From, my point of view India achieved independence but in real sense it’s still not free. We are now under the arms of corruption, disorder, inefficiency of our ruling administration and the corrupt politicians. Power is on the hands of a few and misuse of this is also noted in many cases.

Manmohan Singh lead government at the center and Tarun Gogoi lead government at the state (Assam, the state I belong to) have resulted into a great rise of corruptions from the 2G Scam, CWG to N.C. Hills scam and so on. But the corruption is not only within the politician its influenced is also alarming the situation within us, the mango people. Every Government or Non-Government officials either in lower, middle to high grade indulges in the act of corruption directly or indirectly. Observing, whether it’s a private or public office we will find the practice of the act. And it’s all because the main roots of our civil society are corrupted (Government/Administration). It seems Congress (party in power) have failed to maintain its earlier reputation of the party. In addition to this, according to the news published in the Assam Tribune (Assam’s Daily Newspaper), 6th April 2011, 11% candidates facing criminal charges contesting in the 2011 State Assembly polls (Assam) compared to 6% reported in 2006. So in this case, the future is very much doubtful.

In addition to this, I would like to present a list of the most 10 focusing scams till date-

1. 2G Spectrum Scam

2. Commonwealth Games Scam

3. Telgi Scam

4. Satyam Scam

5. Bofors Scam

6. The Fodder Scam

7. The Hawala Scandal

8. IPL Scam

9. Harshad Mehta Stock Market Scam

10. Ketan Parekh Stock Market Scam

Another burning issue, Indian money in foreign banks. Though the exact amount of money is not known. There are reports in media that 500 Lakh crores of black money of Indian origin is in foreign banks. India tops the list for black money in the entire world with almost US$1456 billion in Swiss banks (USD 1.4 trillion approximately) in the form of black money.

Black money in Swiss banks - Swiss Banking Association report, 2006, details bank deposits in the territory of Switzerland by nationals of following countries :

TOP FIVE,

INDIA $1,456 BILLION (Highest)

RUSSIA $470 BILLION

U.K. $390 BILLION

UKRAINE $100 BILLION

CHINA $96 BILLION (Source-IYC site)

So, my question is can we live a scam–free life in India for a while now ?