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Anti-graft Bill: Amendments will help quicken decision-making, say experts

The amendment ensures that unless mala fide intention can be proven and quid pro quo established, civil servants will no longer be harassed for their decisions, experts say.

corruption, bribe, bribery

Anil SwarupN Santosh Hegde
The amendments will help quicken decision-making among civil servants, though it may not help those who are congenitally non-decision makers. The honest public servant should not fear taking decisions following these amendments. 

Public servants take a lot of economic and business decisions. Some of these decisions may not lead to desired outcome. But to presume that all these decisions were taken with a mala fide intention is wrong. There could be administrative lapses in the execution of a decision. But to press criminal charges for such lapses is wrong, unless it is proved that the person involved has benefitted out

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First Published: Jul 29 2018 | 9:41 PM IST

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