Cabinet approves amendment to the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988

August 8th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, August 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the introduction of Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2008 in the Parliament by making certain amendments in the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The decision is significant as the Prevention of Corruption Act applies to a public servant and therefore only a government servant or any person described as public servant is affected by this Act.

Others may be guilty of breach of trust or cheating or other offences but cannot be termed as corruption as defined under this Act.

India has been ranked a lowly 74, two steps down since last year, among 180 countries of the world on the worldwide Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), prepared by independent international agency Transparency International. (ANI)

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