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Updated: December 15, 2010 02:21 IST

"I am aware of corporates' nervousness"

Sandeep Joshi
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar to look into the issues related to phone tapping and report back to the Cabinet within the next one month. File Photo
AP Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar to look into the issues related to phone tapping and report back to the Cabinet within the next one month. File Photo

Cabinet Secretary will look into issues related to phone tapping: Manmohan

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday acknowledged that the government was aware of the “nervousness” of India Inc on tapping of phones by the authorities and assured the corporate sector that the government would tighten the monitoring system and ensure that such procedures and mechanisms were not misused.

Dr. Singh said he had asked Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar to look into the issues related to phone tapping and report back to the Cabinet within the next one month.

“I am aware of the nervousness in some sections of the corporate sector arising out of the powers conferred upon governmental authorities to tap phones for protecting national security and preventing tax evasion and money laundering,” he said.

Dr. Singh, who was delivering the inaugural address at the “India Corporate Week 2010,” said: “While these powers are needed in the world that we live in, they have to be exercised with utmost care and under well-defined rules, procedures and mechanisms so that they are not misused.

“We must also look for solutions through technology to prevent access of telephone conversation to systems outside the institutional framework of government. Legal mechanisms... need to be strengthened for more effective enforcement.”

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Ha ha ha...Finaly PM afraid of phone tapping. So he may do something wrong. Although some secrets related to country but nothing like big secret except the corruption in INDIA.

from:  Bharath
Posted on: Jun 1, 2012 at 01:25 IST

Sirs

PM said that he is aware of corporate problem in tapping.But nervousness is not only in the corporate circles but had created ripples in every sphere of human activity including the four pillars of democracy.PM wants to assure that the tapes would be used against anti national work.No doubt the leaks have created the nervousness.But basically all those who have to face such nervous breakdowns should realize that they should keep their conscience absolutely clear so that tapes become unnecessary mass of redundant information.

from:  Seshachalam Gopalakrishnan
Posted on: Dec 15, 2010 at 16:41 IST
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