Advocate at Madras High Court, India
Corruption has been widespread concern for all democracies over the world. It has been prevalent for centuries together. Corruption has stretched its tentacles far and wide, from the womb to the tomb, from the maternity hospital to the cemetery. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the problem of corruption. Promoting a transparent and open government is the best approach to combat corruption. Participatory democracy requires administrative transparency and accountability as a sine qua non. Transparency is the milestone of Good Governance. Only when the public has access to information can there be transparency. The free flow of information is essential to the health of a democratic society. Several laws exist to allow the free flow of information and to promote transparent and open government in order to lessen the problem of corruption. The notions of transparency, statutory bodies for fostering openness, the problem of corruption, numerous legislations, law commission findings, and international treaties to combat corruption are discussed in this article.
International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 1, Page 289 - 295DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111290
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