2010 The Year of the Scam in Indian History

by on November 25, 2010

Former Telecom Minister A. Raja

Corruption in India is not a secret from anyone, as it is prevalent from private to the public sector and almost everyone in the system is part of the misdoings. However, the extent to which the Indian public sector employees and politicians have taken corruption to is drastic.

The damage caused by corruption to the Indian state exchequer is immense, with Indians hoarding $1,456 billion in black money at Swiss banks. Apart from the amounts of black money on foreign shores, the controversies revolving around the Commonwealth Games had led to the country not only suffering from financial leaks, but the irresponsibility of Suresh Kalmadi also damaged the country’s reputation abroad and had almost jeopardized the games, which were being touted as the biggest sporting event on Indian soil.

Another leader, who has cheated the Indian public, is none other than the former Telecom Minister A. Raja, the man who turned his back on his countrymen by the sale of 2G spectrum at a minimal cost and caused damages to the country amounting to Rs. 176,000 crore (1 Crore = 10, 000, 000. Estimation in USD $38260 Million). A cabinet minister stooping so low for selfish gains is not just pathetic but aggravating, no wonder people are angry and are baffled about how such a thing could happen, when the system has been made to prevent such discrepancies.

This disease of corruption is so widespread in the country that it has not spared the men of honor in the armed forces, with the names of some top defense officers in India being name in a scam involving a housing society in Mumbai.

Apart from Indians being well informed about the so-called intricacies of the system, India has also earned a few special titles regarding corruption. The nation has been ranked 1st in a list of 30 countries related to the readiness of companies to pay bribes for business contracts, in both, the public and the private sector.

Though India has been touted to be one of the fastest growing nations in the world, it is not surprising to see that the country at the same time is suffering from an epidemic known as corruption. The seeds of this disease are prevalent even among Chief Ministers like BS Yedyurappa from Karnataka, who had allocated land to his family members for his own selfish needs. Imagining the condition of a state, whose head is being party to such malpractices, somehow gives an account of rest of the people living there.

The country could very well be defined as a failed administrative state, as the country has been ranked 97th out of 146 countries, in a Failed States Index by Foreign Policy in Washington. India also has the distinction of being ranked 70th in a list of 183 countries by Transparency International, who look into the cleanliness of businesses in the country.

Though bribery has been part of the nation since its heydays, the only cause of concern is that India’s economy is suffering immensely because of these corrupt men, who never fail to make a buck for themselves by stealing the hard earned money of Indian people from the state exchequer. Let’s hope the so-called self proclaimed world’s 3rd largest economy does not lose out on its potential because of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Ravi November 25, 2010 at 12:33 pm

The corruption in India is on a roll.

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Seema Jain November 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Such a staggering amount, I wonder how many million people can be provided with food and shelter with that amount of money.

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Sameer November 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm

These corrupt parasites are going to burn in hell for eternity.

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Girish November 30, 2010 at 4:52 am

You two had just commented on our countrys democracy do something if u really mean it

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shahid December 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

hey. please provide me full information about 2g scam from start. i have to prepare it for presentation.

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Amish October 8, 2011 at 12:19 am

Hey Shahid ,
As you all know that this is india and we always focuses on current issues and everyone has its own point of view..
i suggest u Wikipedia for this story because local websites didnt have relevant information ..

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Ramanathan Menon December 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

The Congress-led UPA Government at the centre stinks…it is time people not to vote to these parties in future…
M.R.Menon, Kerala

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vignesh December 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm

IF CBI riding his residence also i think it wont be there because already this waste idiotic stupid Fellow Raja would have been given to Kalaingar or sonia.I think that much may be sleeping in Swizz Bank.so if CBI would ride in Swizz bank not only Raja….everyone from india those who have bleck money would be caught.so CBI Plz we beg you that for wasting time in searching

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Binayak December 9, 2010 at 11:56 am

I cant understand why govt is spending extra money for the inquiry and all. Treat him as a pick pocketer. take him to cell and make him confess everything. or shoot him. Take few like Raja in such queue. Den difference can be visualised. Hello Mr. Prime minister. Mrs Gandhi do one thing deposit the whole country in Swiss Bank. At least people can be sure that are servant of a foreign bank.

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ina December 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Another 2G scam is round the corner. National frequency allocation plan (NFAP) 2000, had clearly earmarked a large chunk of spectrum approximately 30 MHz (1880 -1900 & 1900–1910 MHz) for indigenously developed technologies.

This is diluted in NFAP 2008 where 1900–1910 paired with 1980 – 1990 was also proposed to be considered for Cellular operation but clause for indigenous technologies has been dropped.

Now in 2010 the proposal is to auction 1900–1910 paired with 1980 – 1990 so last chance to develop & commercialise Indain technologies developed on 2G would be lost.

In the past authorities provided spectrum for indigenous technologies & now these aspects are not only being ignored while planning spectrum for newer technologies like 3G but also earlier laid out spectrum for Indian developed technologies are being canabalised for use by MNC products.

This is antithesis of any efforts to promote Indian development.

Vested interests are driving the authorities responsible for allocation of spectrum. 10 MHz of 2G spectrum is now being snatched away from potential &R&D houses & is being made available for yet another maga scam hence Government does not want a JPC probe.

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santosh negi December 14, 2010 at 1:21 am

pls give me complete information about 2Gscam

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ravindra January 2, 2011 at 11:47 pm

there must change in every citizen in every thing totally change in each and every each and every person punished very civerely who attempted to corruption put them in prison in end of their life so totally each and every person

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satish January 10, 2011 at 6:26 am

please give me complete information about 2g scam.
from starting and its explosure
its urgent

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ravi saxena January 30, 2011 at 7:09 am

The goverment is blind.why they not arrest them.

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KUMARAIYER February 11, 2011 at 3:01 am

It is really very pathetic. Even for a sweeper post a minimum qualification is prescribed. But for politicians?
Every possible colour and symbol has got a party name.
when a person secured 15 votes in a ten cornered contest declared winner ignoring the fact that 85% people rejected him. Alternate. there should be only two party with a percentage of vote mandatory for election. WHO WILL TIE THE BELL TO THE CAT (IN THIS CONTEST IT IS DONKEY)

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Aditya February 11, 2011 at 11:25 am

U hd publisd a good story which only gives a topic fr my nxt chat wd frnds n ntng more dn it
Tnks

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PARUL TRIPATHI February 13, 2011 at 4:50 am

I NEED ALL INFORMATION ABOUT 2 G SCAM FOR A PROJECT

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RAVI February 21, 2011 at 4:34 am

We Indians just blame the politics.Look at the people from a road side to a big business man every one is involved in this corruption. It is worthless of giving all the credit of corruption to the politics we have to take responsibility from our own level. Look in ourselves how corrupt we are then to go for others.We blame politicians that they don’t require the qualification for their post but how they reach there is because of us we select them as our representative. To get rid of these corrupt politicians we have to educate our public. We have to educate our children.

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KANIKA February 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm

please give me complete information about 2g scam.
from starting and its explosure
its urgent

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abhi February 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

f#%k off………..these politicians are nuts…………… !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jinsha March 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm

please tell me freeguancy range, allocation for 2G

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Jairam March 3, 2011 at 11:20 pm

It is really shameful to read dubious reputations of a country which proclaims to call itself the place where humanity dwells.

The shameless politicians and bureaucrats do not repent for it at all. No wonder India is called a poor country of rich and corrupt people

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faisal magray March 11, 2011 at 3:24 am

These politicians are hoodwinking the people of india with false promises, when the power comes in there hands they move backward and they dont adress the problems of people….

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Dinesh April 3, 2011 at 11:08 am

To be frank mostly all the humans are selfish to an extent. But it shudnt be beyond a limit. But i wonder, how these earth worms in the indian soil spoil our nation rather developing it. Their conscience seems to have died. Money is not everything in this world. Being in such a high position why dont they realise this. What kind of treatment shud they be given to realise what they r doing. I really expect a cinematic heroes like anniyan and ramana to exist in real life. Poor indians are going really poorer. Please live and let others live. Donot destroy our country.

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Arvind April 9, 2011 at 11:34 am

My appeal to the general public Plz be united to Stop Paying any taxes to this type of Administrative system. Hard earned money why unnecessarily to pay & they will enjoy

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PAMMA April 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Sharam ki baat hai ki itne ghotale karne ke baad bhi Govt ko koi afsos nahi. yeh sarkar puri tarah se desh ko lootne me lagi hai. Aaj Annaji ne corruption ke mudde ko janta ke samne uthaya to desh ke gaddhar sarkar ke mantry shri Anna ji ki civil cocity ke members ko badnam karne ki sajishio aur byan bajiyon me he lagi hui hai jab ki sahmati ke woqt unhone bataya tha ki hum puri koshish karenge par koi unse pooche ki woh kya kar rahe hai. janta ek baar to inke behkabe me aa sakti hai baar -2 nahi. agar janta ek baar bharak gai aur unhone apna rang dikhaya to sarkar ke bhashan dene wale yodhyaon ko chupne ki jagah nahi milegi.

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Pamma April 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Please give me complete information about all scams in Indian govt. and deffination of 2G & 3G

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bhadra May 15, 2011 at 7:49 pm

its shame to india

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malavika May 31, 2011 at 4:06 am

politicians have forgotten there role n responsibility, instead of improving INDIA, they are busy making property, n we fools like paying our hard core money by the name of TAX. INDIAN politician are making black mark for india, Come on guys Stop making money for yourself n stop fighting do some thing for INDIA as well..

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anand June 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Guys ! Cool down. You will eventually forget and get these rascals again into power in a couple of years. You think Jaya, Sonia are Mother Theresa ? Is Manmohan a Gandhi ?hahaha .. She will beat this guys in the race to #1 in corruption. Guys , punish these buggers in such a way that no one else does this kind of scam again.

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sathish June 6, 2011 at 12:54 am

POLITICIANS like them are enjoying there life with peoples money but we would have to pay excess taxes. And price on things which is used in day to day life is raising. Simple example is petrol.

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Mayank June 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

If some good had to be done to the country then bring the black money back in the country atleast 50%…

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obiliraj July 4, 2011 at 8:46 am

INCREDIBLE INDIA !!!!!

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ankurika July 12, 2011 at 3:49 am

its sad how people can do such things and not feel guilty at all, how can their conscience allow something like this, how can they sleep after doing such a thing.

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srikanth July 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm

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vino August 1, 2011 at 4:24 am

the punishment as like saudi arabia should be implemented on raja,s case….both raja and kanimozhi should be taken to the public and the head of them should be cut down infront of all people……the people on seeing this wont rob our indian money(it includes all politicians)…..I LOVE INDIA

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nitz August 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm

dnt shout ovr here… start fighting in practical… hit them, beat, them, shoot them, do whatevr u want but do it practically n clean d entire staffs…….. hit them n hit it hard……. n feeling lyk so stop dis nonsense elections…….. f**k congress, f**k bjp, n f**k all dis politicians……………. throw them out of this country

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M R Sarangi August 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I wll support “ANNA” on this regards and togher we wll bring the black money back.

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Ronit.Rathod October 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm

According to me approximately 3,00,000 crores of scams is been done evry year in India if they all scamer’s jst donate their 10% of money to Indian government back then the government vl nt have to make rise in all consumer durable items like food, petrol, water, electricity etc atleast foa 15 years……
In india 99% ppl are corrupted n only 10% ppl lives life like a king size (all scamer’s) n rest 90% are the one who fights for food even at home jst coz of shortage of financialy not stable…..

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