Oct 10, 2012
The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said his government was committed to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.
The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the 19th Conference of the Central Bureau of Investigation and State Anti-Corruption Bureaux in New Delhi.
Speaking at the conference, prime minister said that the government is considering amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Prime Minister emphasised on the need to ensure that the innocent are not harassed in corruption cases. Dr Singh also proposed to include corporate failure to prevent bribery as a new offence on the supply side.
The two-day Conference will focus on the 'Role of Anti Corruption Agencies in the Economic Development of the Country'.
It will also discuss the issues including policy challenges in the allocation of national resources, constitutional principles and application of criminal law in allocation of resources, use of technology in tackling corruption and asset recovery in corruption Cases.
Dr Singh also presented the President's Police Medals for Distinguished Service to CBI Officers and honoured CBI Investigators for their outstanding performance.