Defeating Graft thruí legal procedure
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Bangladesh has recently been ranked as one of the most corrupt nations in the world. But it is not possible to curb corruption by filing indiscriminate cases or holding meetings in different districts, ACC Chief told an opinion exchange meeting with government officials on institutional initiative to prevent corruption, at the Deputy Commissioner‘s office at Naogaon. Patriotism and accountability of government officials are necessary to make the nation corruption free. The majority of our people do not tolerate corruption but it can’t be expected that corruption will be removed from the country overnight. Corruption and influence peddling are now widespread here .Patronage is often the norm: many get jobs because of their connections, not their abilities .The public sector is often used as the employer of last resort for the unemployed .And the courts and police departments as also other service organizations of the public agencies are not fully independent of political control. As such legal prosecution of corruption is difficult. We have to pick and choose our innovation strategies of government to rid the administration mechanism of corruption. We have observed that corruption cases as filed by the ACC, since 11th January 2007, have not been effective in prosecuting and sentencing the guilty persons including political leaders, business personalities and government officials and staff. In our view the best defense against many types of corruption are full information, transparency in and administrative actions, consequences for performance, and immediate prosecution of illegal activity through strict penal procedures and laws. The government now has to construct new systems that impose consequences on performance targets, auditing systems, and legal systems that will prosecute corruption with speed and efficiency.

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