Gen Y's Wishlist for a Corruption-free India

NaMo’s promise to tackle India’s corruption problem brought forth a slew of tips from our youth

Published: 11th June 2014 07:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2014 07:50 AM   |  A+A-


Activists not sure if PM can eradicate corruption

Activists and volunteers supporting anti-corruption efforts are doubtful if the Prime Minister can keep up his word and take efforts to eradicate corruption.”As a PM, he might be referring to the corruption at a bigger level like the coal scam or 2G scam. But for a common man, this might not mean much, even though it does make an impact on the country’s economy. Only if corruption is eliminated at the lowest level, it will make a difference,” said Ibrahim, an AAP volunteer.

He should start off by eliminating corrupt ministers from the cabinet and introduce severe punishments in order to induce fear, this will help in mitigating corruption

Johnpaul R Software Professional

You can’t bring in more laws to combat corruption because we have been breaking them for decades. Bringing in severe punishments would serve as a deterrent

Aishwarya Electronic Media Student

A corruption-free nation should be the aim of every politician who in turn should be inspired by the Prime minister. Don’t cheat over the fee; promises are meant to be – a small  mantra that might come in handy

Dwaraka, Student

Most of the jobs that need to be done in our country today need payment under the desk. Curb that and the country will be just fine

Anirudh Raghuram CA aspirant

The issue of corruption should be addressed immediately and effectively. The PM should create a separate portfolio for the corruption problem, appoint ministers and IAS officers and improve the country’s scenario

Ananyaa Journalism Student

Corruption stems from inefficient governance and unchecked freedom to the business class. In his pursuits for growth, the Pm should not give them a free run

Arindam Majumder Student

Cleaning the mess left behind by the previous UPA government is a mean feat, so we must be patient. However, to start with, the government should focus on studying the existing  anti-corruption laws thoroughly to close all possible loop holes are replace them by new and stronger ones

Sanjana, Student

Individual merit should be valued while making appointments in the education sector and the government at large. Anti-corruption helplines should be set up where people can complain of corruption to a special officers appointed by the PM himself

Sukshma, Student

Transparency is the key. If the government is more transparent about the laws and the court proceedings, people would probably get a sense of fear or even responsibility. This would also create some vestige of trust in people

Kritika, Business Analyst

As far as I know, corruption is rampant amongst the lower cadre of government officials who accept bribes in order to expedite petty jobs. The PM should replace them with more honest officials 

Vishweshh Engineering student

PM should serve as an inspiration by being a corruption-free human being rather than just introduce stricter laws and punishments

Aswini Prasad,  Engineer


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