An Inquiry Into Vigilance and Corruption: Dilemmas and Ironies of Vigilance, Compliance and Corruption in Contemporary India
Author
Barun Kumar Sahu (IAS)
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  • ISBN : 9789353228569
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
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Contents: Preface —Pgs. 7 1. Indian Philosophical Moorings —Pgs. 15 2. Collusive and Coercive Corruptions —Pgs. 23 3. At the Cost of the Future —Pgs. 44 4. Other Causes of Corruption —Pgs. 56 5. Honesty from Persons of Flesh and Blood —Pgs. 62 6. Personal Conduct —Pgs. 68 7. Cosmic Law of Karma —Pgs. 83 8. Abuse of Higher Principles —Pgs. 97 9. Rules and Guidelines: Part of the Problem? —Pgs. 102 10. Plugging the Loopholes in the Rules —Pgs. 114 11. Neutrality in the Fight Against Corruption —Pgs. 127 12. Pitfalls in Signing of Contracts —Pgs. 131 13. Recruitment and Vigilance —Pgs. 148 14. Transfers and Rotations —Pgs. 153 15. Document Management —Pgs. 157 16. Due Diligence —Pgs. 168 17. Procurement —Pgs. 171 18. Rashomon Moments —Pgs. 175 19. Role of Junior Officers —Pgs. 182 20. Vigilance Clearance —Pgs. 184 21. Complaint Policy —Pgs. 186 22. Inquiry Into Complaint —Pgs. 192 23. Disciplinary Proceedings —Pgs. 196 24. Welfare State and Corruption —Pgs. 207 25. Privatizing to Fight Against Corruption —Pgs. 213 26. Friction Between the Public Sector and the Private Sector —Pgs. 215 27. Touts —Pgs. 219 28. Scare of Vigilance —Pgs. 221 29. Right to Information —Pgs. 225 30. Defense and Security —Pgs. 235 31. Media —Pgs. 239 32. Commercial Importance of Vigilance —Pgs. 244 33. Integrity Index —Pgs. 248 34. Vigilance in Sick Organizations —Pgs. 250 35. Criminal Nexus and Collusive Corruption —Pgs. 259 36. Difficulty of Surviving with Honesty —Pgs. 261 37. Misuse of Vigilance —Pgs. 271 38. Economy —Pgs. 275 39. Politics —Pgs. 281 40. Corruption in Private Sector —Pgs. 285 41. Insurance and Banking —Pgs. 289 42. Stashing Away Ill-Gotten Wealth —Pgs. 294 43. Mass Indoctrination —Pgs. 297 44. Spiritual Basis of Anti-corruption —Pgs. 308 45. Sacrificing for Probity —Pgs. 312 46. Addressing the Chief Vigilance Officers —Pgs. 315 Epilog —Pgs. 324 Appendix-I: Vigilance Games —Pgs. 331 Appendix-II: A Suggested File Numbering System —Pgs. 346 Appendix-III: Measurement of Vigilance —Pgs. 354 Appendix-IV: Essay Competitions and Elocutions —Pgs. 363 Appendix-V: CVO’s Predicament in a Lighter Vein —Pgs. 365 Appendix-VI: A Draft Vigilance Clearance Policy —Pgs. 370 Appendix-VII: Sample Complaint Policy —Pgs. 380 Appendix-VIII: Some Laws and Flaws —Pgs. 386 Appendix-IX: A Bunch of Anecdotes —Pgs. 405 Appendix-X: Some Quotations —Pgs. 421 This book is a treatise on vigilance, compliance and anti-corruption. It is based on empirical and realistic approach to the subject, with some interpretations from ancient wisdoms. The book will be of interest to bureaucrats and senior managers in government, public and private sectors, and to political practitioners and policy-makers. Vigilance is founded on the premise that honesty is the best policy. But, at times, it appears counter intuitive and not borne out from the real-life experiences. If vigilance were so easy to comprehend and unconditionally acceptable, then perhaps there would have been no need to teach vigilance, or write any book on it. It would have been instinctive. All of us would have just followed the dogma. There are four types of corruption: 1. Tribute 2. Coercive corruption 3. Collusive corruption 4. Mass indoctrination Vigilance authorities concentrate on curbing tributes and coercive corruptions, but collusive corruptions and mass indoctrinations are far more lethal and damaging. The book emphasizes on these two later forms of corruption.