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New Legislative and Institutional Reforms for Eliminating Corruption in India

C. Raj Kumar

in Corruption and Human Rights in India

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780198077329
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081004 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.003.0005
New Legislative and Institutional Reforms for Eliminating Corruption in India

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This chapter describes the new institutional and legislative reforms initiated in India to eliminate corruption. It argues that there is a case for developing a fundamental right to corruption-free service in India and suggests that the formulation of such a right, along with the development of other rights-based approaches to development, will help in eliminating corruption and promoting integrity and good governance. It discusses India's domestic anti-corruption legislative framework, the institutional measures of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), and the role of the Central Information Commission in fighting corruption.

Keywords: institutional reforms; legislative reforms; corruption; corruption-free service; good governance; legislative framework; NHRC

Chapter.  13872 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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