Right to Information Act, 2005

It came into force on 12th October, 2005. The basic object of it is to empower the citizens, promote transparency and accountability in the working of the Government, control corruption, and make our democracy work for the people in real sense. It goes without saying that an informed citizen is better equipped to keep necessary vigil on the instruments of governance and make the government more accountable to the governed. The Act is a big step towards making the citizens informed about the activities of the Government.

Right to information is accessible under the Act which is held by or under the control of any public authority and includes a right to inspection of work, documents, records, taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records, taking separate samples of material or obtaining information in the form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes or in any other electronic mode or through printouts where such information is stored in a computer or in any other device.

All citizens shall have the right to information except people of J & K as the act extends to the whole country except State of Jammu & Kashmir. Section 6 tells that any “person” may request for information in writing or through electronic means English or Tamil along with fees  thus, the word “person” is defined under section 3(42) of the General Clauses Act, 1897 and shall include any company, or association or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not. An applicant making request for information shall not be required to give any reason for requesting the information or any other personal details except those that may be necessary for contacting him.

It applies to both the Central and State Governments and all public authorities including public Sector, government funded organizations/ institutions, schools, hospitals, etc. The public authority is bound to furnish the information, maintain the records for easy access and to publish within 120 days the name of the particular officers who should give the same and in regard to the framing of the rules, regulations etc. and to be disseminated in the prescribed form and manner. In Thalappalam Ser. Coop. Bank Ltd. & others Versus State of Kerala & others, Supreme Court held that any private organisations, including NGOs, which is substantially funded by the government , is within the ambit of Public authority under RTI.

Third party means a person other than the citizen making a request for information and includes a public authority thus, anyone other than the appellant or the respondent. In matters where an appellant is seeking information not regarding his or her own activities, or is asking for details of shared records that list details of several persons other than him or her, information cannot be provided until the third party consents to disclosure and subsequently until the Central Public Information Office after considering the implications of such disclosure allows it. PIO intends to disclose an information supplied by a third party which he has treated as confidential, the PIO, before taking a decision to disclose the information shall invite him to make submission in the matter.

In the case of state of Uttar Pradesh Vs Raj Narain (1974) 4 SCC 428, Supreme Court of India said that the Right to Information is included in the right to freedom of speech and expression explicitly guaranteed in Article 19(1) (a) of the Indian Constitution. “It is not in the interest of the public to cover with a veil of secrecy the common routine business – the responsibility of officials to explain and to justify their acts is the chief safeguard against oppression and corruption.” India is a democracy and people are the masters thus, they have a right to know how the governments, meant to serve them, are functioning. Further, every citizen pays taxes; even a beggar on the street pays tax as he buys soap, etc. Therefore, they have a right to know how their money is being spent. The Act also empowers every citizen to ask any questions from the Government or seek any information, take copies of any government documents, inspect any government documents/works or take samples of materials of any Government work.

The public information officer on a receipt of the request, as expeditiously provide the information within 30 days with the prescribed fees or reject the same. Most of all, various exemptions are mentioned from the disclosure of information that are:

a)      Affect the Sovereignty, integrity of country, security, strategy, etc.

b)      Prohibited by any Court of Law or lead to contempt of court.

c)      Breach of Privilege of Parliament or State Legislature.

d)      Commercial Confidence, Trade Secret, intellectual Prosperity and would harm the competitive position of a third party, until for a large public.

e)      Information available in any fiduciary relationship.

f)       Information received in confidence from any Foreign Government.

g)      The disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person.

h)      Impede the process of investigation, apprehension or prosecution of offenders.

i)        Cabinet papers and records of deliberations provided the decision of the council of ministers shall be made public in the near future.

j)        Personal information, disclosure of which has no relation to the public but would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy.

k)      Information not denied to parliament or state legislation to not deny.

l)        Decisions reasons and relevant material allowed after the matter is closed.

An appeal can be filed either by applicant or by the third party within 30 days from the receipt of decision given by PIO to the senior officer. But a second appeal within 90 days from the date of receipt of decision may be filled to the Central Information Commission for Central Government Departments there is a State Information Commission for state Government and there decision shall be mandatory.

Right to Information Act 2005

An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Whereas the Constitution of India has established Democratic Republic;

And whereas democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and to hold Governments and their instrumentalities accountable to the governed;

And whereas revelation of information in actual practice is likely to conflict with other public interests including efficient operations of the Governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information;

And whereas it is necessary to harmonize these conflicting interests while preserving the paramountcy of the democratic ideal;

Now, therefore, it is expedient to provide for furnishing certain information to citizens who desire to have it.

The Right to Information Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in December 2004. It was passed by both the houses of Parliament in May 2005. The assent of the President was received on 15th June and the Act was notified in ‘The Gazette of India ‘on 21st June, 2005. The Right to Information Act will become operational by the 12th October 2005. The Freedom of Information Act passed by the Parliament in 2002 has been repealed.

The Right to Information Act (RTI Act) shall cover all the establishments as defined under Article 12 of the Indian Constitution (‘Sarbajit Roy Vs. DERC’ 30/11/2006) unless until expressly exempted by the RTI Act 2005.

{ State as provided under Article 12 of the Constitution has four components:

( a ) The Government and Parliament of India- Government means any department or institution of department. Parliament shall consist of the President, the House of People and Council of State.

( b ) The Government and Legislature of each State- State Legislatures of each State consist of the Governor, Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly or any of them.

( c ) Local Authorities within the territory of India- Authority means.

( i ) Power to make rules, bye- laws, regulations, notifications and statutory orders.

( ii ) Power to enforce them.

Local Authority means Municipal Boards, Panchayat, Body of Port Commissioners and others legally entitled to or entrusted by the government, municipal or local fund.

( d ) Other Authorities

Authorities other than local authorities working

( i ) Within the territory of India or;

( ii ) Outside the territory of India.}

More specifically it includes all levels of government Centre, State, district and local self governing bodies like Panchayat and Municipal bodies. It will also cover non-governmental organizations- i.e. NGOs and other private bodies- that are financed substantially with public finds provided by the Government. This means every citizen has the right to put in an application requesting information or copies of records held by these bodies and such information should be given by the concerned body.


The citizens’ right to information is not explicitly mentioned in the fundamental rights chapter of the Constitution. But in many cases the Supreme Court of India has declared that the fundamental right to life and liberty [Art.21] and the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression [Art.19 (1)] include every citizen’s fundamental right to access information. Parliament passed the RTI Act to enable all citizens to use their fundamental right to access information from public bodies.


The main objectives of the RTI Act are –

  •  To promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority and,
  •  To set up a practical regime for giving citizens access to information that is under the control of public authorities.
  •  To project the policies and programs of the Government to the people and to inform them about the plans and schemes formulated for their benefit.
  • To educate the people about the fundamental national values, like democracy, socialism and secularism and to reinforce their faith in them through constant personal contacts.
  • To establish rapport with the people at the grass root level for their active participation in the developmental activities, as also to mobilize public opinion in favour of implementation of welfare and developmental programs.
  • To gather people’s reactions on the programs and policies of the Government and their implementation and to report them back for appropriate and corrective action by the Government. The Directorate thus acts as two-way channel of communication between the Government and the people.
  • As a step to proactively disclose required information regarding the duties and day-to-day functioning of every establishment coming under the Right to Information Act a Information Manual has to prepared in line with the provision of Sec. 4 in the RTI Act 2005 and where in there is no separate Manual prepared under Section 4 of the RTI Act 2005, then the main RTI Act shall be applicable to that establishment.
  • The main objective of the manual is to proactively publish to the maximum extent of information that will be of interest to the common people so that the need for requesting information becomes minimal. This is in accordance to Sec.4 of RTI Act 2005.
  • This proactive disclosure of information is aimed at providing to the common people the kinds of information that common people; ordinarily seek while approaching the different offices of the Board.
  • With a view to providing adequate information to the common people easily, categories of information are listed and the same is disclosed in the manual so as to bring down to a minimum their need for seeking information through applications.
  • The information contained in these manuals is intended for the convenience of the common people who desire for information relating to the functioning, duties and performance. Important information is made accessible for the public though the manual.

The Act specifies that citizens have a right to:

• request any information (as defined).

• obtain copies of documents.

• inspect documents, works and records.

• take certified samples of materials of work.

• obtain information in form of diskettes, floppies, tapes, video cassettes ‘or in any other electronic mode’ or through printouts.

Under the Act, all authorities covered must appoint their Public Information Officer (PIO). Any person may submit a request to the PIO for information in writing. It is the PIO’s obligation to provide information to citizens of India who request information under the Act. If the request pertains to another public authority (in whole or part) it is the PIO’s responsibility to transfer/forward the concerned portions of the request to a PIO of the other within 5 days. In addition, every public authority is required to designate Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) to receive RTI requests and appeals for forwarding to the PIOs of their public authority. The applicant is not required to disclose any information or reasons other than his name and contact particulars to seek the information.

The Act specifies time limits for replying to the request.

• If the request has been made to the PIO, the reply is to be given within 30 days of receipt.

• If the request has been made to an APIO, the reply is to be given within 35 days of receipt.

• If the PIO transfers the request to another public authority (better concerned with the information requested), the time allowed to reply is 30 days but computed from the day after it is received by the PIO of the transferee authority.

• Information concerning corruption and Human Rights violations by scheduled Security agencies (those listed in the Second Schedule to the Act) is to be provided within 45 days but with the prior approval of the Central Information Commission.

• However, if life or liberty of any person is involved, the PIO is expected to reply within 48 hours.

Since the information is to be paid for, the reply of the PIO is necessarily limited to either denying the request (in whole or part) and/or providing a computation of “further fees”. The time between the reply of the PIO and the time taken to deposit the further fees for information is excluded from the time allowed.

If information is not provided within this period, it is treated as deemed refusal. Refusal with or without reasons may be ground for appeal or complaint. Further, information not provided in the times prescribed is to be provided free of charge.

For Central Departments as of 2006, there is a fee of Rs.10/- for filing the request, Rs.2/- per page of information and Rs.5/- for each hour of inspection after the first hour. If the applicant is a Below Poverty Card holder, then no fee shall apply. Such BPL Card holders have to provide a copy of their BPL card along with their application to the Public Authority. States Government and High Courts fix their own rules.

The Act specifies the appeal to the request not provided. (Section 18 &19)

It shall be the duty of the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission, as the case may be, to receive and inquire into a complaint from any person,— who has been unable to submit a request to a Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, either by reason that no such officer has been appointed under this Act, or because the Central Assistant Public Information Officer or State Assistant Public Information Officer, as the case may be, has refused to accept his or her application for information or appeal under this Act for forwarding the same to the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer or senior officer specified in sub-section (1) of section 19 or the Central Information Commission or the State Information Commission, as the case may be

who has been unable to submit a request to a Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer, as the case may be, either by reason that no such officer has been appointed under this Act, or because the Central Assistant Public Information Officer or State Assistant Public Information Officer, as the case may be, has refused to accept his or her application for information or appeal under this Act for forwarding the same to the Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer or senior officer specified in sub-section (1) of section 19 or the Central Information Commission or the State Information Commission, as the case may be;

  • who has been refused access to any information requested under this Act;
  •  who has not been given a response to a request for information or access to information within the time limit specified under this Act;
  •  who has been required to pay an amount of fee which he or she considers unreasonable
  •  who believes that he or she has been given incomplete, misleading or false information under this Act; and
  •  Where the Central Information Commission or State Information Commission, as the case may be, is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to inquire into the matter, it may initiate an inquiry in respect thereof.
  •  The Central Information Commission or State Information Commission, as the case may be, shall, while inquiring into any matter under this section, have the same powers as are vested in a civil court while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  •  If the Information is not received by a person with in the time prescribes as mentioned above an appeal can be preferred to the appellate authority and the Appellate authority will be a senior person in rank of the same department with 30 days from the date of actual date of receiving information, The Appellate authority may receive the appeal even after 30 days if it is satisfied the delay was not deliberate (Section 19).
  •  If the Appellate authority is of the opinion that the PIO as the case may be, has, without any reasonable cause, refused to receive an application for information or has not furnished information within the time specified under sub-section (1) of section 7 or malafidely denied the request for information or knowingly given incorrect, incomplete or misleading information or destroyed information which was the subject of the request or obstructed in any manner in furnishing the information, it shall impose a penalty of two hundred and fifty rupees each day till application is received or information is furnished, so however, the total amount of such penalty shall not exceed twenty-five thousand rupees.

The Act specifies Exclusions to the request.

Central Intelligence and Security agencies specified in the Second Schedule like IB, RAW, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Central Economic Intelligence Bureau, Directorate of Enforcement, Narcotics Control Bureau, Aviation Research Centre, Special Frontier Force, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF, NSG, Assam Rifles, Special Service Bureau, Special Branch (CID), Andaman and Nicobar, The Crime Branch-CID-CB, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Special Branch, Lakshadweep Police. Agencies specified by the State Governments through a Notification will also be excluded. The exclusion, however, is not absolute and these organizations have an obligation to provide information pertaining to allegations of corruption and human rights violations. Further, information relating to allegations of human rights violation could be given but only with the approval of the Central or State Information Commission

The following is exempt from disclosure [S.8)]

• Information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, “strategic, scientific or economic” interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offense;

• Information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court;

• Information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature;

• Information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;

• Information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;

• Information received in confidence from foreign Government;

• Information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes;

• Information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders;

• Cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers;

• Information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual (but it is also provided that the information which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a State Legislature shall not be denied by this exemption);

• Notwithstanding any of the exemptions listed above, a public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests. (NB: This provision is qualified by the proviso to sub-section 11(1) of the Act which exempts disclosure of “trade or commercial secrets protected by law” under this clause when read along with 8(1)(d))

Role of the government

Section 26 of the Act enjoins the central government, as also the state governments of the Union of India (excluding J&K), to initiate necessary steps to:

• Develop educational programs for the public especially disadvantaged communities on RTI.

• Encourage Public Authorities to participate in the development and organization of such programs.

• Promote timely dissemination of accurate information to the public.

• Train officers and develop training materials.

• Compile and disseminate a User Guide for the public in the respective official language.

• Publish names, designation postal addresses and contact details of PIOs and other information such as notices regarding fees to be paid, remedies available in law if request is rejected etc.

Adequacy of Legal and Regulatory Framework

To Combat Corruption in India

Corruption is one of the social evils found in all the societies of the world. Unfortunately, India is regarded as one of the countries in which corruption has become very much widespread during the recent years. “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Corruption is a term with many meanings, but generally it entails misusing one’s office for a private gain or unofficial end. It involves both a monetary and non-monetary benefit. Bribery, extortion, influence peddling, nepotism, scams, fraud, ‘grease money’, these are types of corruption.


  • The Dictionary defines corruption as “an inducement to wrong by bribery or other unlawful means: a departure from what is pure and correct.”
  • The law dictionary defines corruption as “something against law; as certain acts by arbitrators, election or other officers, trustees; an act done with intent to gain an advantage not consistent with official duty and rights of others.”
  • Corruption can be defined as “the misuse of entrusted power for personal benefit”.


It is a commonly held view that political and bureaucratic corruption, public funds embezzlement, fraudulent procurement practices and corruption in the enforcement and regulatory institutions and consumer exploitation by private companies/ contractors plague Indian public life. Examining the root causes of corruption in India and understanding its several manifestations is necessary to place the problem in its context and is an essential prerequisite for policy formulation.

There are two forms of corruption petty and grand corruption. Petty corruption is either the collusive or coercive action of a public official vis-a-vis a member of the public to subvert the system over relatively small transactions. Grand corruption is the subversion of the system by senior government officials and formations of the political executive, usually in collusion with private sector players. In India both forms of corruption are prevalent as result of which corruption has become endemic to Indian society.

Globally, there is a general consensus amongst most academics and policy makers that the debilitating effects of corruption permeate through all aspects of public life. The impact of corruption is multi fold, encompassing political costs, economic costs, social costs, environmental costs and issues of national security. Corruption within security agencies can lead to a threat to national security, including through distortion of procurement, recruitment of ineligible persons, providing an easy route for smuggling of weapons and terrorist elements into the country and money laundering. Given the entrenchment of corruption in Indian society, for any strategy against corruption to be successful, sustained commitment from all actors of society, including political leaders, various government agencies, civil society, media, the private sector and the common man, will be imperative.

Legal and regulatory frameworks underpinning public life play a vital role in controlling corruption in a country like India. The legal structure of society forms an important pillar in the fight against corruption. In India, the legal framework for curbing and controlling corruption is primarily based on statutory and common law. While existing legislations and executive orders have gone a long way towards reducing corruption levels in India, there still remain some areas that require change.

Government should frame strict and stringent anti-corruption laws. Severe punishments and penalties should be imposed on corrupt people. The justice and proceedings should not be delayed. Immediate action should be taken against corrupt people and necessary laws to be introduced  for exemplary punishment to the   identified corrupted  people  so that other people do not dare to  act. The taxation law must be modified, licenses and permit system must be thoroughly reviewed and as far as possible licensing system should be abolished which breeds corruption .  Bureaucratic corruption must be reduced by strong and effective enforcement of punitive measures against bribe-taking.


Certain sections of the IPC could be used for punishing those who are guilty of taking bribe. The Central Government introduced in 1947 “The Prevention of Corruption Act” for the more effective prevention of bribery and corruption.  The Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and its 2008 amendment is a specialised law aimed at curbing corruption in India. It criminalises corruption in the public and private sector in the form of attempted corruption, active and passive bribery, extortion, bribery of a foreign public officials, abuse of office, and money laundering.




The Right to Information Act (RTI Act), which took effect in October 2005, has played a central role in the fight against corruption in India. The RTI act gives information to the people about the mechanism to eradicate corruption. According to the RTI Act, citizens have the right to access government documents within 30 days from the filing of the request. Some commentators are enthusiastic about the effects of the RTI, while others point at the difficulty citizens from rural areas have to make full use of the law and to the need of making citizens and public servants more aware of the RTI. In rural area people have no idea about corruption so it is the duty of the RTI to make certain measures to give full information to the rural people about corruption.


The Right to Information Act, 2005 has reportedly improved bureaucratic transparency by giving citizens better access to records. Nevertheless, according to a July 2010 article by Hindustan Times, in practice, these measures have not proven as a sufficient protection measure for whistleblowers. According to the article, eight whistleblowers were killed in 2010 – at least two of them because they attempted to expose corruption. In August 2010, the Parliament approved the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosure Bill, which enables the CVC to provide harsh penalty to people revealing the identity of whistleblowers.


In September 2010, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) unveiled the long-awaited long-term governmental anti-corruption initiative, the Draft National Anti-Corruption Strategy. The Draft Strategy aims at creating a legal and regulatory anti-corruption framework and strengthening the existing institutions to effectively combat corruption. This draft piece of legislation is expected to increase the role of institutions such as the CVC, Central Bureau of Investigation, Comptroller and Auditor General, as well as the various anti-corruption agencies. It is also expected to address political and administrative corruption, as well as corruption within the private sector, according to a September 2010 article by Legal Perspectives.

A huge amount of wealth created through corrupt means find its way to bank account outside the jurisdiction of India. The steps being taken in this regard include amendment of Income Tax Act, 1961 to find out the huge amount of money deposited in the foreign bank.  India is an active participant in the global efforts to facilitate exchange of tax information and to take action against tax evasion. These efforts need to be strengthened to eliminate opportunities for investment of wealth earned through corrupt activities. The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 (Benami Act) prohibits benami transactions and even provides for Government acquisition of property held benami. Most of the wealth in India which is accumulated through corrupt means gets invested in benami immoveable property, gold and jewellery, high value consumer goods and other conspicuous consumption. The steps should be taken for the effective implementation of the Benami act including passing rules for confiscation of benami property. The identity document should be made compulsory for all immoveable property with a proper identification number should be maintained.

There must be an adequate regulatory frame work to eradicate corruption from India. It is globally except that corruption deters the level of investment and weakens the economic development of a country.  Hence for this reason we need effective regulators develop, to implement and monitor an effective anti-corruption program for themselves and the stakeholders. India has a number of institutions at the federal and state level with authority to deal with allegations of corruption. There are so many anti-corruption institutions to make strict laws on corruption. The Central Bureau of Investigation functions under the Ministry of Personnel, Pension & Public Grievances. The CBI consists of three divisions: the Anti-Corruption Division, the Special Crimes Division, and the Economic Offences Division. These units have the power to investigate cases of alleged corruption in all branches of the central government, ministries, public sector entities and the Union Territories.

The Government of India has established various authorities to regulate different aspects of

the economy. In the Indian context, regulators carry wide ranging powers to make, authorize, recommend and govern policy decisions and administer and execute government programs. Regulators are important stakeholders for ensuring good governance and healthy competition.

There must be adequate policies, protocols, and monitoring/reporting mechanisms, including procedural actions and sanctions to counter corrupt practices.

There is need for effective ethical framework as part of anti corruption strategy. The Government aimed at developing appropriate communication and educative mechanism to spread core values and ideals for which the regulator stands for. There is a need to create public awareness on anti-corruption strategy, complaint and whistle blowing mechanisms and on strong monitoring and reporting mechanism by posting periodic updates on the respective web sites and sharing of the information with other regulators or Government agencies for appropriate action to eradicate corruption.

In many instances, regulators prescribe self regulatory measures for their stakeholders (for example brokers in capital markets and practicing public accountants). Such measures govern the conduct of participants in the regulator’s area of operation and serve as an important line of defence against unethical activity contributing to corruption. It worsens our image in international market and leads to loss of overseas opportunities. Corruption is a global problem that all countries of the world have to confront, solutions, however, can only be home grown. It affects the mind of the people. We have tolerated corruption for so long. It has created a huge problem. The time has now come to root it out from its roots. The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947, has been a miserable failure in reaching its target.

There should be  exclusively an Autonomous Body  like “Election Commission” where the Chief Functionary  and  other  top officials will be  appointed by the  President of India and once they are appointed  they will be acting  as their own  to implement the law /rules  in order to arrest and curve  and bring down the  corruption graph.  They will have the power to access in all the fields and all the walk of the life  and to keep the close vigil of the activities of  all the Bureaucrats, Ministers, MLA, MPs and other sources wherefrom corruption is being generated.

Sufficient, qualified and most professional personnel  without any nepotism, favouratism and political interference ,   should be recruited so that  close, constant vigilance can be arranged  . Moreover early disposal of the case must be assured so that corrupted people cannot escape throwing dust into the eyes of law for the cause of inordinate delay in framing charge-sheet and  completion of  case and its judgment. We know that corruption has increased out of all proportions. To eradicate corruption from the society we need new legislative enactment by the Central Government and its sincere and serious implementation.