Friday, January 28, 2011

Oil Mafia & UID

The major benefit claimed for UID is that it would eliminate  leakages of welfare subsidies for the poor.
Given the evidence of the politician - Mafia nexus in the oil trade, who would be fool enough to believe this story?

Here is a link to the 'Times Now' TV story on it. Mehendale disclosures

How to fake fingerprints for less than Rs. 30

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The CVC muddle or is it yet another scam?

The Supreme Court is considering a case file by an activist regarding the appointment of the CVC. Several questions arise. Why should former bureaucrats be routinely appointed to such posts? Is the Government unable to scout for talent elsewhere? Are these posts rewards for "good behaviour" while in service? Are not such post-retirement plums of office part of the problem of corruption?

What could civil society, the aam aadmi do about such blatant abuse of discretionary powers by governments?