State should be policy-driven; shouldn’t run on whims: PM Modi

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 7, 2016 9:21 pm
modi, narendra modi, corruption, india corruption, aadhaar, aadhaar card, anti corruption, india anti corruption, indian express, india news Asserting that a poor country like India cannot afford luxury of corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the State should be policy-driven and not based on whims of an individual. (Source: PTI)

Asserting that a poor country like India cannot afford luxury of corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the State should be policy-driven and not based on whims of an individual. Addressing a function on anti-corruption, he emphasised on use of Aadhaar and other information technology-based applications to check corruption.

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“When we make rules and if there is any ambiguity in it which is open to people’s inference then it opens door for corruption. That is why State should be policy-driven. It should not run on individuals’ whim. If state is policy-driven, then there are restrictions for ifs and buts. And if there are no ifs and buts then there is no scope for discrimination,” he said.

The Prime Minister said if the government emphasises on policy-driven State then there will be less scope for interpretation by an individual.

“Law, rules and system will speak for itself. One will get what he deserves. That is why our efforts are to make all the things policy-driven and in black and white because of which nobody will get to do anything ‘idhar udhar ka’ (malpractices),” he said.

In an advice to government departments, Modi said people must be involved while making draft laws for any governance-related matters.

“While making laws if we use many minds then the law would be good. Secrecy does not matter in this,” he said.

The Prime Minister was speaking during the valedictory function of vigilance awareness week (October 31 to November 5) organised by Central Vigilance Commission.

He said there has been degradation of values in the country.

“A poor country like us cannot afford luxury of corruption. If only few takes all the money (that to illegally) then how will common men will be benefited?” he asked.

Modi said the common man is honest and is willing to pay any price to ensure improvement in the system.

Referring to Aadhaar, he said information technology has major role in checking corruption and improving system.

“There is a common perception that “sab chor hain” (all are thieves). This perception of pessimism makes a man worry… We can change these things with the help of technology,” he said.

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    Amar Akbar
    Nov 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm
    Terror in Mumbai a TV show by Farid Zakaria features exclusive audio tapes of the intercepted phone calls between the young gunmen and their controllers in stan, Live TV footage of NDTV by Barkha, and testimony from the sole surviving gunman. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The phone intercepts provide a grotesque running commentary as the controllers, watching events unfold on live TV NDTV\'s Barkha Dutt, direct the gunmen, Barkha telling them where the security forces are, and they saying which of their hostages should be kiIIed and how to do it. With the kiIIers wounded and asking what to do next, the tapes reveal the controllers calmly urging them to fight to the daeth and not allow themselves to be taken alive. Now Barkha Dutt is exposed taking money from jihadi.
    1. B
      Nov 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm
      State should be policy-driven; shouldn’t run on whims OF PM Modi LIKE M MURDER, ENCOUNTER MURDER, INTERFERING INJUDICUARY, BEEF POLICY, CHICKEN POLICY.
      1. A
        Nov 7, 2016 at 7:17 pm
        Monkey BAAT from the ape: do you think we kill Dalits Muslims and Adivasis on whims? No sir, it is our state policy to eliminate them to make India lower caste mukt.
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          Piara Singh
          Nov 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm
          Let us see if you can ban those Cow Raakhshakh that you let loose on the minorities and others who do not agree with you.
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            Joseph R Stephen
            Nov 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm
            First learn to respect the country, and freedom of expression.
            1. K
              Nov 7, 2016 at 8:01 pm
              You have lost all the trust, faith, hope people had. You have become a lame duck prime minister with majority in the parliament!
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                Ashok Mazumdar
                Nov 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm
                Please Believe the Opposite of What Modi;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He incites his Bhaktas to do Exactly Opposite to what he Speaks in;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is his strategy since 2014 January.
                1. S
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 8:45 pm
                  say things in public and do exact opposite.
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