With reference to a report on public-private partnership contracts, published on March 11, T.V. Somanathan, IAS, says he had referred to Section 13(d)(iii) of the Prevention of Corruption Act when he said the provision was draconian. It had been referred in the report as Section 13(d). "The addition of the sub-section is important because the other sub-sections are quite appropriate and require no change," he says. Readers' Editor.

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