GUWAHATI, Sept 10 - Eminent journalist and Consulting Editor of India Today TV, Rajdeep Sardesai, underlined how deep-rooted corruption is in the country and how it is spreading like cancer and threatening the very core of our society.
Speaking at the PGPR 3rd SYMPOSIUM on the theme of �Democracy and the Indian Bureaucracy�, organised by Policy Group For Peoples� Rights at Dibrugarh recently, Sardesai spoke on how corruption has become a way of life among both the political and permanent executives of Indian democracy, stated a press release.
He pointed out that how 1,000 IAS and IPS officers were transferred in one year in Uttar Pradesh when there was a change of government in the State.
He also spoke on how one IAS officer openly offered to pay Rs 25 crore to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for the favour of being posted as �collector� at Thane district. Sardesai said that �much can be done by civil society to check arbitrary, unfair and anti-people action of corrupt officials and public representatives�. He also emphasised on growing importance of the media in acting as a watch dog to check corruption.
Former Coal Secretary of India, PC Parakh also addressed the gathering on how bureaucrats were made victims of the political system.