Ex-UP chief secretary sent to 4 yrs in jail

Nationalist

Plz, go thru the news item below,

Ex-UP chief secretary sent to 4 yrs in jail

 Lucknow:, Dec 7 , DHNS & Agencies
Justice caught up with controversial former chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Neera Yadav, as a CBI court, on Tuesday, sentenced her to four years imprisonment for committing irregularities in the allotment of plots during her term as chairperson of Noida Development Authority.
The owner of Flex Industries Ashok Chaturvedi to whom Yadav had allotted an industrial plot at throwaway prices was also senteced to jail for a similar period. Neera Yadav, 62, broke down after the court verdict, She was immediately taken along with Chaturvedi to high-security Dasna jail.  

Yadav, the first woman chief secretary of UP, earned the dubious distinction of being the country’s first IAS officer to be removed from the chief secretary’s post by the Supreme Court on charges of corruption in 2005.

She was also tagged one of the “most corrupt officers” in a poll held by the UP IAS officers association in 1997.
“I have full regard for the honourable court but I am innocent... I don’t feel I have committed any wrong during the tenure of my service as an IAS officer,”  Yadav, who took voluntary retirement in 2007, told reporters after the judgment.

Judge A K Singh who pronounced the verdict also slapped fine of Rs 50,000 each on the two convicts.  “It is beyond my view to think about the involvement of bureaucrats in corrupt practices which is found to be correct (in this case) as the prosecution has proved against (former) chairperson of Noida Neera Yadav and she is liable for punishment for adopting corrupt practices in allotment to industrialists which was acquired from poor farmers,” the judge said in his order.

 

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/118766/ex-up-chief-secretary-sent.html

 

Now the question arises,

Is the punishment given to her is sufficient ?

And what should be the punishment of corrupt highly educated officials or all are equal?

Will life term and attaching/confiscating the property of the corrupt be proved deterrent?

 
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Our political system is so designed that the bureaucrat can easily escape the dragnet leaving the offcials who process the files at task in according permission or samction. A government servant, in all probabilities is made as scape goat and the chief secretary is no exception. The Game play of 'approved', 'not approved', 'note pproved' so as to appear that it was done at one stroke eventhough the secretary or the person in the helm of affairs has to carry the file for three times to get this  art manipulated. No doubt our system has no remedy to get rid of these type of clandestine means .The chief secretaqry has got chances for appeal and so iti's premature to make comments.


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There should be an amendment in law and the capital punishment should be provided to such  persons involved in corruption and their assets should also be confiscated. It would certainly help the socity.


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Nationalist

Sir,

As I think Life term and confiscation of their assets may prove deterrent and may bring some relief to common mass.

 
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Nationalist

Plz. Just have a look at the news article below, what sort of reputation and Image we have earned due to these corrupt third grade persons,

 

 

India ninth-most corrupt country: Survey

 

NEW DELHI: About 54% Indians paid a bribe in the past year, according to a global survey by Transparency International (TI), which pegs the extent of corruption in India at levels comparable with Cambodia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Senegal, Uganda and Liberia. <br> <br> TI’s Global Corruption Barometer survey, released on global anti-corruption day, measures public perception on corruption across the world. One metric asks respondents if they had paid a bribe during the past 12 months to providers of any one of the nine services such as education, judiciary, medical services, police, registry and permit services, utilities, tax revenue and customs.  By this metric, India is the ninth most corrupt country in the world, in a ranking of 86 countries, with 54% of people reporting having paid a bribe. War-torn Iraq (56%) and Afghanistan (61%) suffer worse levels than India, as do nations such as Liberia (89%), Uganda (86%), Nigeria (63%), Sierra Leone (71%), Senegal (56%) and Cambodia (84%). <br> <br> The world average is 25%, while the Asia Pacific average is 11%. The European Union enjoys an average of 5%, as does North America (Canada is marginally less corrupt than the United States), while Latin America and North Africa reported an average of 36%. Sub Saharan Africa has an average of 56%, compared with India’s 54%. <br> <br> The perception of pervasive corruption matches the story painted by the media, which reported high-profile scams, including the Commonwealth Games organising and the 2G-spectrum allocation. The survey confirms that petty corruption is also endemic in India. <br> <br> Indians perceived political parties to be the most corrupt, ranking them 4.2 on a scale of one to five. Political parties are followed by Police (4.1), Parliament/legislature (4) and civil servants (3.5). Private sector, NGOs and judiciary are all seen to be similarly corrupt (3.1), with the media enjoying a marginally better rating at 3. Military (2.8) and religious bodies (2.9) enjoy better public confidence. <br> <br> Seventy-four percent Indians believed that levels of corruption have increased during the last three years, compared with a world average of 56% and Asia-Pacific average of 47%. In India, 1,000 urban respondents were queried for the survey that had 91,000 participants world-wide. <br> <br> “Most people interviewed this year perceive an increase in corruption levels in their countries in the past three years. This sends a clear message to leaders around the world that corruption continues to plague societies everywhere,” the report said.

 

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/7073774.cms

 
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