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West Brom, not to be arrogant, currently ranked 201st. once again gave RCB fans plenty to cheer about. and Stuart Binny, shows the place in his arm where he had a biochip implanted for testing,Buenos Aires: 2011 12:12 am Related News The country owes a debt of gratitude to Team Anna for succeeding in channelling popular anger against corruption into a determined movement to seek institutional measures to cleanse our politics of the cancer of corruption.Howeverwe would do well to recognise that no one institutionno one law can put an end to Indias deeply entrenched culture of extortionbribery and tyranny That task requires looking at and reforming each department of the government each sarkari institution that is engaged in public dealingsor assigned the responsibility of providing public servicesor constructing civic infrastructure; and the identification of rulesregulations and laws that bestow arbitrary power to government functionaries or politicians which enable them to deny citizens their rightful due without facing any consequences For examplemunicipal officials all over India systematically fleece citizens by sending highly inflated house tax bills I recall that several years agoone of my neighbourslet us call him Mr Xreceived a house tax bill of Rs 165 lakh for a smalltwo-bedroom flat in South Delhi In sheer paniche approached a local political worker who claimed good connections with municipal officials This man then went and brokered a deal with the concerned babus Mr X was asked to pay Rs 25000 in order to get the 165-lakh demand reduced to Rs 7000 per year He accepted the deal gladly because it appeared to him as if he was receiving a big favoureven though the falsely inflated bill was actually just a device to frighten him into paying a bribe This was in fact standard practice; virtually every house-owner was subjected to this form of blackmail because the rules governing house tax rates were totally opaquewith officials routinely getting away with demanding arbitrary amounts as payoffs because they have the power to send out bogus bills and seal the propertywith the victim left fighting never-ending court battles This citadel of corruption collapsed in one stroke whenfollowing the example of AhmedabadPatna and Bangalorethe Municipal Corporation of Delhi also reformed its mode of property tax calculation and collection in 2004by introducing a self-assessment scheme with clearly defined parameters for calculating rates for different categories of propertyboth commercial and residentialdepending on the covered area A detailed description of how to calculate the tax due on each property in different areas of Delhi with a higher tax rate for high-priced properties and lower rates for poorer colonies has been put on the publicly viewable website Today one can pay this objectively calculated property tax in Delhi through the MCDs online payment portalor through any number of banks It leaves little scope for extortion In factMr X today pays no more than Rs 3800 in tax on the same property for which he was sent the Rs 165 lakh bill Another example: Manushi has succeeded in bringing about a dramatic fall in bribes and harassment for cycle-rickshaw owners becausein response to Manushis petition challenging arbitrarybribe-friendly rules and regulations for plying rickshawsthe Delhi high court struck them down as unconstitutional in March 2010 Here is a small sample of those absurd regulations: 1) Plying a rickshaw without an owners and a pullers licence is illegal butunlike for motor vehiclesone cannot get a licence on demand People are kept waiting for years after applying for a pullers or owners licencewhile municipal officials are not required to give any explanation for denying rickshaw licences Howeverofficials have the power to confiscate and destroy a rickshaw operating without these two licences 2) While a person is entitled to own as many carstrucks or aeroplanes as they want and can affordit was illegal to own more than one rickshaw A person owning multiple vehicles was liable to having his/her vehicles confiscated and destroyed 3) A person owning a taxi or bus may hire whoever she likes to ply that vehicle or give it out on rent But renting out a rickshaw invites confiscation and destruction of the vehicle This despite the fact that the vast majority of pullers are seasonal migrants who prefer to rent their cycle-rickshawsso that they are free to visit their villages as and when necessarywithout having to worry about their vehicles being stolen or destroyed while they are away Thanks to such vicious lawsDelhis rickshaw-owners and pullers ended up in a web of illegalitypaying over Rs 350 crore a year in bribes to police and municipal officials As soon as these absurd regulations were declared unconstitutional and confiscation was forbidden by lawno owner was willing to pay hafta even though the new law drafted to liberalise the process for owning and pulling a rickshaw has yet to be enacted Howeverwe have failed to bring similar relief to street vendorswho are similarly targeted by rent-seeking mafias even though new fanciful policies have been announced for thembecause officialdom retains the arbitrary power to deny them licences Unlike the high courts and the Supreme Courtthe Lokpaleven in its most undiluted formwill not have the power to strike down patently unjust laws Thereforeit will have to go by the existing laws and regulations which leave citizens totally at the mercy of officialdom The Lokpal can at best play the role that antibiotics do when our bodies catch an infection But antibiotics work only if delivered in emergenciesand in judicious doses; an overdose can act as a toxinor even kill the patient Anti-corruption institutions work only if carefully crafted systems are put in place that shift the balance of power in favour of citizensproviding them powers to demand transparency and accountability The author is a professor at CSDSDelhiand the founder-editor of Manushi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Designers look at models who can carry off their clothes, According to the source.

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At stumps on the second day.

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