Enactment and enforcement of Anti-Corruption in India

Khan, Firoz and Sudarshan, Ramaswamy (2020) Enactment and enforcement of Anti-Corruption in India. In: Understanding Corruption:Traditional and Legal Rational Norms. Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 164-203. ISBN 9781003130086

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This chapter examines India’s numerous anti-corruption agencies and the development of an enabling legislative environment to give effect to its anti-corruption ambitions. The onset of British rule in India produced fundamental change in the laws and patterns of governance in much of India. The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the longest-serving criminal law code in the common law world. It contains the earliest anti-corruption provisions in Indian law. In April 1941, the War Resources Committees created the Special Staff task team to investigate and check bribery and corruption in various supplying departments. In August 1947, the partitioning of British India into India and Pakistan and independence from British rule posed serious challenges to the governments of both the countries. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was established in 1964. The Committee further recommended that the CVC should function as an ombudsman in India, taking cognizance of cases of maladministration as well as corruption.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 04:11
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 04:11
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003130086-7
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/3949


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