Corruption and Good Governance: Commonwealth Games Scam & Corruption present in the Public Sectors

  • Karthik R. Iyer
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  • Karthik R. Iyer

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

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The paper explains the concept of corruption and presence of corruption in the public sectors in India. It gives a detailed overview of the Suresh Kalmadi v. CBI case, commonly known as the Commonwealth Games Scam (CWG Scam) to highlight the presence of corruption in the public sectors. The issue of the CWG Scam case was “Whether a public servant who has been involved in corruption activities should be entitled to the grant of bail by the courts”. Through this case, the author attempts to interconnect corruption with the country’s governance and to show how the corruption in public sectors should be controlled. The research objective to showcase that, in order to control corruption, the system is supposed to impose strict penalties and restrictions on the public servants who are involved in the illegal activities. Through this paper the author highlights on how the judicial authority failed in imposing rigorous restrains on the petitioners by granting them bail in the CWG Scam case. The paper recommends a few methods to curb the corruption happening in the public sectors. The paper also explains the meaning of Governance and the parameters to identify whether a country is under Good governance in order to curb corruption. The author discusses the eight principles, introduced by the Unted Nations, whose presence are identified for the good governance of the nation. Therefore, the author attempts to search for the presence of the principles of good governance in the present government of India and gives specific suggestions to control corruption.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 3343 - 3358


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