NEW DELHI: Civil society members led by Anna Hazare have decided to shift the venue of
their day-long protest on Wednesday from Jantar Mantar to Rajghat (8 June,2011)
Top 10 Corruption Scams in India
“Want to get some work done; take something in your pocket”
. These are thewords which must be stuck round everywhere. Yes, truly speaking about thewidespread corruption in India.
This is the season of scams and the biggest ever corruption cases in India have been unearthed morerecently. So, we decided to dig deep to see which scams were the biggest and most damaging to thecountry and its citizens alike.In our daily life, most of us must have been a witness to or a victim of the corruptionthriving in some or the
other part of the country. It could be in the form of a taxi-driver manipulating the meter to jack-up thereading or a government officer taking bribery to promptly transfer your file to the next department or evenyourself offering bribe to a traffic police on breaking a signal.
An average Indian citizen is hardworking and diligent, but it is the people in charge of the system
) or with whom the powerlays, that act as a cancer spreading the venom, slowing down progress and what all not. But, somewhere
down the line, we ourselves are responsible for allowing and being taken for a ride by these people, aren’t
we?However, it is during a multi-thousand crore scam, that a tax-payer actually realizes the heartburn ofbeing cheated from his valued contribution of funds towards the development and well-being of the
nation. But, that’s what a scam, be it big or small, means –
the act of swindling by some fraudulentscheme or action.
1) 2G Spectrum Scam(
We have had a number of scams in India; but none bigger than the scam involving the process ofallocating unified access service licenses. At the heart of this Rs.1.76-lakh crore worth of scam is theformer Telecom minister A Raja
who according to the CAG, has evaded norms at every level as hecarried out the dubious 2G license awards in 2008 at a throw-away price which were pegged at 2001prices.