New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday said the plan panel would introduce special mechanisms in the upcoming plan to bring greater transparency in economic policy making, especially in allocation of scarce resources.

“The focus is on the fact that there is corruption. It is no longer hidden in India. It has come out and the government is reacting to this,” Ahluwalia told reporters on the sidelines of the golden jubilee celebrations here of the Indian Economic Service.

He said the government would pay special attention to governance and transparency during the upcoming plans.

“In the approach paper to the 12th plan, we have a whole chapter on governance which addresses a number of issues, like corruption relating to government contracts and problems that arise because of discretion in allocation of scarce resources,” said Ahluwalia, adding that the emphasis would be on how to identify, investigate and prosecute the wrong doers.

(Agencies)