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Updated: August 22, 2011 01:02 IST

Stick to a format: Pranab

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. File photo
The Hindu Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. File photo

In what could be construed as an affirmation of the Centre's response to the agitation by social activist Anna Hazare and his supporters for a strong Lokpal Bill to deal with corruption by August 30, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said near here on Sunday that a “larger section of the society” could engage in pre-legislation consultations but only in a “disciplined” and “well-established format.”

Without specifically referring to Mr. Hazare and his supporters, he said: “If a larger section of society wants to participate in a disciplined and in a well-established format, we can indulge in that.”

“Not necessarily does pre-legislation consultation have to be confined to civil servants and the political executive.”

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We Indians are sick of this regime that is doing everything to persecute the freedom fighters who are fighting to free India from the criminals.

from:  Satheesan Kochicheril
Posted on: Aug 22, 2011 at 16:58 IST

The discussions that took place during the months of May-June were 'disciplined' and held in a 'well-established format.' What else were they? What came out of them? This is clearly a 'my way or the highway' approach, NOT from the civil society side, as has been made out, but from the government's side.

from:  cm
Posted on: Aug 22, 2011 at 01:27 IST

Corruption Rates for accomplishing work
File an FIR -> Rs 500
Get LKG admission -> Rs 80000 to 100000
Get a driving licence Rs 1800
Get a Medical certificate for appling job Rs 200
Get a seat in train Rs 400
Get a birth certificate Rs 250
Get a death certificate Rs 500
Get a postmortem report Rs 2000
Get a domicile certificate Rs 500
Get a character certificate from corrupt govt.authority Rs 500
Choice posting in government job Rs 500000
Get a job for Rs 500000
Get a MBBS admission Rs 1500000
Get a BDS admission Rs 1000000
Get a ticket for election Rs 1000000
How can a poor or lower middle class survive in this corrupted society? I fully support any movement that can reduce this corrupt society even by a fraction. I think it is a good first step by team anna towards reponsible governance. To all my countrymen, please ensure that this light should take away the darkness of corruption.

from:  Anshul Goswami
Posted on: Aug 22, 2011 at 00:50 IST
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