Privatization will lead to Less Corruption

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Sanjay Sahu said:   1 decade ago
The biggest question is why do we need privatisation? Is it because of corruption, inefficiency of the government employees and the low funds.

If it is because of corruption then we need to attack the causes rather than doing the privatisation. For that matter, we can take the following steps :

1. The corruption lies in the mind of the people, so if we have to remove it, we will have to encourage moral values or education in various schools, colleges and business institutions so that we can have good human resources. To inculcate moral values in uneducated people in rural and urban areas, we will have to encourage social NGOs, RSS, vadic samaj, street plays and Media by demonstrating the cultural values of our country for every religion.

2. We will have to reward whistle blowers if they help the police or the spy agencies to nab the culprits who are doing the corruption in any form in the society.

3. We will have to use advanced technology in various government departments where the government employees should be monitored for their working hours and methods to curb corruption. Eg. We can install CCTV cameras, we can have hidden voice recorder devices in government departments.

4. We will have to pass the Jan Lok Pal Bill in the Parliament instead of the Lok Pal Bill to bring transparency in the political system.

5. Employees will have to be given special allowances or leaves who complete their given work on time with good feedback from the customers.

If Privatisation happens, this may lead to further trouble.

1. This will give all regulatory powers to the private companies which may result into soaring prices of daily commodities.

2. This does not give any guarantee for less corruption as we had Satyam and Telecom scams in past.

3. Though people give an example of Delhi Metro for quality of service however my point is it covers a total population of 3 crores and out of which most of them are well educated or well aware citizens and if we implement this in the country the quality of service may decrease.

These points somewhat proves that the privatisation should not happen in the country.
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Rajat jain said:   4 years ago
Hi Everyone,

I would also like to add some more points of the discussion over the topic 'Will privatisation lead to less corruption?'.

The answer. Is " Yes" & "No".

Why Yes? because the corruption in the form of giving bribes to bureaucrats, issuing recruitment forms in some consideration and then cancelling those exams without refund, Giving bribes to government officials to get the work done who deliberately delay the works, even bribes to get the government job too will be under control to a great extent because there will always be a fear among the employees to be fired if caught red-handed.

Through privatisation, if one form of corruption is rooted out then the other form of corruptions is born. Eg. Private hospitals, schools, colleges, railways and so on will definitely charge high fees to earn a profit because privatisation is always profit-oriented and then there might be the monopoly and monotony is always a sign of danger. Will that not be counted under corruption?

Now Why "No" because Corruption has many forms and only particular types of corruption can be rooted out through privatisation mentioned as above.

Well In India we can't blame to bureaucrats, govt officials or politicians, businessman, smugglers, hoarders or tax evaders for the corruptions somewhere we all are corrupt, somewhere we all have also given or taken bribes, somewhere we all try to evade taxes, most of us don't stop at the red light if the traffic police is not there so corruption is in our blood. If we want corrupt free India then we need to make ourselves corrupt-free first.

Corruption can't be reduced through privatisation because it depends on our attitude, needs, self-respect, desires, emotions, financial condition, salary, taxes rate, laws, rules and regulations, selfishness, behaviour, etc.

But, Yes privatisation can help us in other ways.

Thank you.
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Risha kalita said:   7 years ago
Privatisation will create more corruption, more laws and lots economic problem and basically the poorer section will get more affected. India should actually remove privatisation and make new rules. A country can be developed only by equality concept. Rules should me made like maximum property a person can have. All the companies should be taken over by the government and each and everyone in this country should be the government employee. Everyone should be paid salary and be earning more Dan salary should be punished and there should be rules for students and even daily workers should also be taken over by the government by paying them salary too. Everyone should work according to the ages and gender and rules should be made accordingly. Profit earning from exports or selling products etc should be used for making new technology, weapons and the barrier of rich and poor should be removed. So that no one dies out of starvation. And children of rich as well poor could go to same schools as everything will be governtalised. And profit earned can also be used for improving infrastructure facilities. But rules should be made very strict.

And if everything will get governmentalized then the crime rate will get decreased. But people with more education and skills and experience should be given better facilities like entertainment etc. The Proper law should be made and even breaking rules by any minister should be punished so that the next one fears to do mistakes. All problems will actually solve after making everything equal. Also, rules for children giving birth is also very important to make in this country.
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Nauhad said:   1 decade ago
Main reason why public sector is corrupted because of less accountability and job security.

When comes to private sector, private sector employees are highly accountable. Because of the accountability and job insecurity private sector employee accomplished their task before time when public sector employee charge bribery for normal duty.

When we hear the word corruption, first things comes in our mind is Delay in road construction, getting license, delay in any types of project etc. In private sector everyone performance is monitored, if electricity, road construction project is given to the private sector there is no doubt that project will be completed with in a short span of time. In private sector if an employee is not much efficient, than he/she is fired from the company and so there is no issue of asking bribery for duty.

Though public sector attract the most talented pool of the country but when comes to utilization of resources we find that private sector is much ahead, FCI is an proper example, When comes to service provider imagine the service of BSNL and Airtel, people has changed name of BSNL to Bhai sahab Nahi lagega. After getting lots of monetary non monetary support from the government public sector fail to work efficiently and also to fail to generate profit in many cases.

But there is a dark side of private sector, we all know the Sattyam case, 2G scam where many private sector company was involved so with respect to the topic I will say that Privatization will lead to less corruption.
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Chedilal said:   8 years ago
It is practically a very feasible solution of reducing corruption to the lower level. Let's not talk about privatization, PPP or other things such as motives of the private organization, it is a different topic to debate. We are here to discuss the impact of privatization on corruption and I feel most of the people are deviating from the topic.

According to me, privatization will drastically reduce the corruption in India. We all are aware of the situation in government offices like PWD, Education department, Police Stations, Hospitals, RTO etc. The situation is so worse that nothing can be done in formal ways and according to the procedures, we have to bribe agents, officers etc. No work can be done without bribing, your file cannot move to even one level higher if you won't pay bribes. The situation is pathetic.

Every law, rule, regulations, the machinery of government have failed to remove corruption because it is itself corrupt partially. Let's analyze the situation of private firms, for example, ICICI Bank, you go there with a problem, it will be dealt within a minute, on the other hand, see the working of nationalized banks.

The USA and other developed economies have used the privatization as a tool to eradicate corruption and optimize their work culture, we are very much aware of this. These economies are successful in placing a well settled and corruption free system while keeping their citizens on priority.

Hence it is proved that Privatization will lead to less corruption.
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Nikita Kumawat said:   7 years ago
Privatisation will not lead to less corruption. Human will be human, Whether it is government sector or private sector and greed of human is never ending. A person can create corruption anywhere it is not about the place, it is about persons moral values. For eg in a private institute teachers are not giving proper lectures and notes to the student, which lead students to join coachings necessarily and they join coaching classes of those teachers only who are teaching in schools and colleges, because they give proper notes and lectures at coaching classes and even then they support the students at colleges and schools and give good marks in practical exams. So, indirectly they are asking students to join their classes. In this way, corruption is caused in private institutes.

Secondly, a few days back I read a news, in BSc and BE students have to submit working project so students were forced by one of their professors to take a project from him only and pay him 1800 Rs otherwise he will fail them in the exam. Later on during viva session, external checked their projects and found all project are similar and on asking questions to students they were not able to answer them, on pressuring them to know from where did they get the project they told that our professor forced us to pay him for the project and take that project. So in this way students are not learning anything they are just spoiling there future just because of such corrupted faculties.
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Adi said:   1 decade ago
I'm agree with the statement that privatisation lead to less corruption but we have to think from a broader perspective that corruption is not done because in India most of the sectors were public but mentality the Indians does have like tolerance for corruption, We should not talk or divert from the topic like privatisation lead to less corruption rather we have to ask ourselves and our politician what can be done to eradicate corruption from our society following steps can be taken to eradicate like.

1. Zero tolerance for corrupt people.

2. Strict rules and regulation.

3. Rules and regulation should be simplified so that there should be no confusion about its implementation. Like if we go for driving license the procedure for the same is so complicated and cumbersome that even educated people don't want to go through this procedure. Why a such complicated procedure for such a small thing.

4. Why govt is ruling our country because to do the development of country if govt cannot do and giving the development work to private companies than what is the role of the govt.

4. Incentives of politician and govt employees should be tied with the quality and speed of work. And more accountability is need to be set.

5. Education system should need to be improve.

Privatisation has its own benefits and disadvantages but People do corruption because we allow them to do.
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Ritesh said:   8 years ago
In my opinion, the first question is why we need the privatisation? Is it mainly because of the corruption in the government sector or because of the inefficiency of the governance? If corruption is the main reason then I think we are on the wrong track because privatisation is not the solution to the corruption. We have the examples of Satyam and 2G scams. Therefore, the solution of the corruption is the good governance, a good judicial system, stringent law and order system. So rather focussing on the privatisation we should find the root-cause of the corruptions and its solutions. And I believe that one of the root causes of the corruptions is the integrity of people whether they are government officials or they are common people. The other major issues are poor judicial system, weak law and order system. So until and unless people will not care about their moral and ethics values, until and unless we will not reform the judicial systems and until and unless we will not have a stringent law and order system, corruption is never going to end.

Therefore, I would like to conclude my opinion with some key points:.

1. We should stop giving and taking the bribes whatever the cost we have to pay for.

2. Please, don't blame the system and don't wait for the others rather start taking the initiatives in removing the corruptions.
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Gopal Mali said:   7 years ago
Introduction- Government organisation are full of corrupted employees because at first in every government field, corruption is taking palace and after that work is done very slowly and in very bad manner. So for the solution of this, will privatisation lead to less corruption Against:

* The privatization can not eliminate corruption. Unless we decide neither do corruption nor to allow corruption.

* If all sectors are privatised then it would lead to lesser income for the government And result of that govt will increase the tax values.

* Private medical, engineering and management colleges used to collect a large amount from the students as a donation, which is an another face of corruption.

* If education sectors are privatised then it will be costly to get an education for those people who don't have a penny to bless them shelf with.

*Govt. Hospitals provide treatment at free of cost and if it happens to be privatised then poor people will not be able to afford private hospital's expense.

*If govt. Travel sectors like train and buses are privatised then it is dead sure that fears will increase, which will not be profitable in an account of the comman man.

*Corruption however, is inherent to humen nature, it can not lead to less by privatisation.
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Shankey Kumar said:   10 years ago
Hello friends, according to my point of view, no doubt privatization lead to less corruption but with the same there is also need to change the thinking of the peoples. If maximum sector in India becomes private but the mentality of the people remain same, then what's the fun of privatization?

I think there are two types of effort are require to remove the corruption in India. First one is from government side and second one from our side. First I would like to discuss the effort of government side. The government should make strict rule for every department and take action immediately to give the punishment to accused person. I think if government take action against only one percent of the accuse person, then the other 99% person automatically do their duty honestly.

Second effort is require from the ourside. Now today, there is a need to change the wrong mentality of the people. If we do our duty honestly, then a large amount of corruption is ended. If we take oath to do any work without taking anything, then how corruption is not ended?

So At last I want to say that, if we want to end the corruption totally, then with the government, there is also need to change the mentality of our mind and then only corruption is totally ended.
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