Solutions

The solution to India Corruption (or Plunder) cannot be resolved by a single action. Here are some of the activities being taken and are being proposed.

I) India Against Corruption Lok Pal bill: Justice Santosh Hegde (former Supreme Court Judge and present Lokayukta of Karnataka), Prashant Bhushan (Supreme Court Lawyer) and Arvind Kejriwal (activist) have together drafted a strong anti-corruption law called Jan Lokpal Bill which requires that investigations into any case should be completed within a year and the trial should get over in the next one year so that a corrupt person goes to jail within two years of complaint and his ill gotten wealth is confiscated.

a) Click here to read deficiencies in our present anti-corruption systems
b) Click here to read salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill
c) Click here to read how Jan Lokpal Bill will improve existing anti-corruption systems.
d) Download complete draft of Jan Lokpal Bill (English)…

II) Lok Pall Bill is just one step because no one step can curb corruption because of endemic problem of India’s system of electing its leaders and making them accountable.  Many of these are enumerated by Baba Rama Dev.

  1. Compulsory voting,
  2. Inner party democracy with strict rules against dynastic impulses,
  3. Reduction to 2 or 3 party systems,
  4. Mandatory vote percentage to declare winner,
  5. Selection of Chief Election Commissioner  (same  way as that professed by Lok Pal bill where the opposition political parties, judiciary get involved),
  6. Mandatory rules against corruption during elections including disqualification any time with heavy penalties,
  7. Devolution of powers to state and revamp of our british type bureaucracy ,
  8. Disqualifying criminal elements in elections,
  9. Stopping safe havens in India,
  10. Ban excessive High denomination notes
  11. Judiciary strong role in recovering assets in strong havens,
  12. Estate tax (like in US where the Govt takes most of the wealth after both husband and wife dies) etc.