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गुरुवार, 8 अगस्त 2013
Deeply Rooted Corruption!
year back, when I was doing last year of my graduation, there was guest
lecture from a distinguish alumnus (Head Heavy Engg Division of
L&T.) Discussion started from high quality maintained by L&T and
proud contribution of L&T in Defense and Classified Projects of
India, and then it went to public procurement and distribution system
He asked, "Gentleman do you know why do most of the roads break within year"
I raised my hand and answered "Sir because they made as per that
quality of conformance so that Contractors can do same job next year" (I
remember I was regretting answering this later for some time as I had
stated a fact known by many stated by few, but then that is how I have
always been, so I stand by my opinion even today)
He smiled and said "you are right." (I am not sure he was aware till
then that I was one of the 4 sitting in that room selected by L&T).
He continued the corruption is so much inside the genes that its very
difficult to work in Govt System unless you are doing something which
not everyone can do: higher end of technology project.
back to Roads: Its not contractors mistake, in simple bidding process,
(Except technically challenging higher end projects) most of the time a
major chunk of money is spend by contractor in bagging the projects
itself then Its impossible for anyone to complete the job honestly in
remaining resources and money. so they end up spending some more money
in bribing the quality inspectors too. They also want to get the
opportunity year after year at cost of Tax payer money.
similar lines Politics is very costly today, An average MP/MLA aspirant
spend Multiple folds of his 5 year salary money in 1 elections
(regardless of result guarantee, so see his expenditure as high risk
investment and speculate returns on similar grounds). If his/her
Credibility is high, then there are sponsors, who do spend money of
him/her, like they put in horse in race course (road?). (s)He has to get
his/her money back, and also return money to his/her sponsors, only
choice is Very Large Scale Corruption. (VLSC)
responsible for this, We (aam admi) all are deaf in audible decibel
zone, we are used to listening loud propaganda only: which need free
flow of money. Everything need to funded, funded by our own money. Most
of the money given to Political parties below 20K is nothing but Money
stolen from Govt Projects by means of corruption. Then we are also
guilty of double standard of ideologies, all honest people are
considered fools, because as per us they missed the opportunity or
lacked abilities to Loot. but we want to portray honest.
the time we don't find way to control the seen and unseen cost of
elections and propaganda and reduce number of activities of non
governance nature administered by government currently, it will be
impossible to eradicate corruption which is deeply rooted into our DNA!