Monday, May 24, 2010

The 'unbridled' power

Books of Account
Restoring Values
E. Sreedharan, Bharat Wakhlu

The dangers of power without accountability

What has changed in the last 60 years to make the average Indian of today believe that most politicians, bureaucrats, and other public authorities in positions of power are corrupt and self-serving? Posing this question, E. Sreedharan traces the answer to the unbridled power given to public administrators, a legacy of the British Raj when decisions were not questioned. For the most part, this is power without accountability, which is a sure-fire recipe for creating corruption, he notes in one of the essays included in Restoring Values.


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