Anti-Corruption Laws in India to Protect You; Check You!


Anti-Corruption Laws in India to Protect You; Check You! 

Anti-Corruption Laws in India to Protect You; Check You!
Anti-Corruption Laws in India to Protect You; Check You!


Anti-Corruption Laws in India to Protect You; Check You!  Public servants in India can be punished for corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 penalizes for the offence of money laundering to public servants. India has signed to the UN Convention against Corruption since 2005. The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 prohibits Benami transactions India.

    The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act 2013 

    An act which allows the setting up of a lokpal at the central level and lokayukta's at state levels. Lokpal and Lokayukta's are bodies which can inquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries. 

    Right to Information Act 2005 

    The act empowers the citizens to request information from a public authority i.e. a body of Government who is required to reply immediately or within thirty days. 

    Company Act 2013 

    It Mandates Vigil mechanism that helps employees report misdoings within their companies. - Company or its director shall be liable, can be criminalized for fraudulent, unlawful, wrongful act or omission or conduct or any likely act or omission or conduct Auditors are bound to report any act of fraud to the Central Government and can be liable to punishment for failure to report. 

    Whistle Blower Protection Act 2011 

    PROTECTION ACT 2011 Allows and protects persons to give information, in public interest, about the illegal or corrupt conduct of a public official. The Act will also ensure punishment for false or frivolous complaints 

    Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 

    LAUNDERING ACT 2002 It criminalizes direct or in-direct attempts to engage in any activity that converts the proceeds of crime and converts/ projects it as untainted property. The ACT provides for the confiscation of property derived from or involved in money laundering. A person who knowingly assists or is party to this activity is also liable. 

    Prevention of Corruption Act 1988

    PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION ACT 1988 makes demand and acceptance of bribes (in cash or kind) by public officials punishable. A public servant intentionally giving undue favors in return for gratification is punishable.

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