Ministers accused of corruption: Govt agrees to three-month deadline
July 2, 2012 | Duration: 2 min, 01 sec
As a private citizen, what can you do to have a minister or public servant investigated for corruption? The Prime Minister has approved an important amendment to the Prevention of Corruption Act. The changes cleared by him recommend that after a citizen files a complaint, the authority concerned - in most cases the personnel ministry - has to decide within three months whether or not to sanction prosecution. However, the sanction can only be granted if a police complaint has been filed by a private citizen or if the appropriate court has taken cognizance of a complaint.