India needs a package of reforms to check corruption. But one useful enforcement option has been ignored
With elections looming, the government has passed a raft of legislation in recent weeks, including laws on food security, land acquisition, hawkers’ rights, and the new Companies Act. Yet despite high-profile scandals throughout its term, efforts to tackle corruption have not seen similar political movement. No version of the Lok Pal Bill has been passed, Supreme Court scolding has not led to a more independent Central Bureau of Investigation, and the Whistleblower’s Bill is still stuck in Parliament.