Belatedly though, the Central government has put its best foot forward to checkmate graft and sleaze rampant in the governance system. The ruling dispensation has decided to amend anti-corruption law in the monsoon session of Parliament, but it is difficult to decipher the intention of the government why it had taken this step so late. The Centre woke up from deep slumber when few state governments made anti-corruption law and punished corrupt elements. Time will say if the Centre amends this law in the monsoon session of the Parliament, because the government announces many plans but fails to execute them. With amendment in the law by enabling law enforcement agencies to seize the property of corrupt officials, the government would have to ensure that tainted officers should not a chance of making any loophole in the anti-graft law. The Centre must know that such law can be made effective only when it will be able to punish erring officials. The ruling government cannot make claim that it has tightened its belt to weed out rot in the system by merely taking initiative to amend the law against corruption.

The Central government, on the one hand, has said that mere constitution of Lokpal institution will not curb corruption. On the other it is showing slackness to take any step to bridle the meance. The Centre should explain when will it bring administrative reforms under the ambit of its agenda and also clarify the reason behind the report files of the second administrative reform commission gathering dust in the government offices? It is difficult to say if GoM (Group of Ministers), which was formed to study the report of the second administrative reform commission, is alert for its responsibility. If the government is indeed serious to bridle corruption, it will have to come up with concreted measures. The government should stop paying its lip services and believe in delivering its best. Owing to the lack of credential, the CBI is not allowed to take action against those officials who are prima facie deemed to be corrupt. It vividly indicates slipshodness of the Centre that during its previous stint, the UPA government had dwelt on initiatives taken to bring changes in the law against corruption but the result is null and void.