New Delhi, 28 May-2014: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a bid to stem any accusations of favouritism or corruption against his government, on Wednesday issued four directives to his ministers.
Modi to ministers: No favours to relatives
1. No kin as personal staff.
2. Discourage nepotism.
3. No contract to kin/relatives.
4. Ensure probity in public dealing.
Modi, at his swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, did not invite any family member.
The directives come after the previous Manmohan Singh government was rocked by a series of corruption scandals.All the PM’s men, and women
In the 2G scam, A. Raja, then the telecom minister, and Kanimozhi, then a DMK MP, has been accused of corruption. In the coal scam too, ministers and their kin were allegedly found to have been favoured for allocation of coal blocks.
In the railway bribery scandal, Pawan Kumar Bansal had to resign as railway minister after his nephew was arrested for allegedly seeking a bribe to secure a railway official a plum post.
(Input source: India Today)