sitemapHome | Registration | Job Portal for CA's | Expert Exchange | Currency Converter | Post Matrimonial Ads | Post Property Ads
News shortcuts: From the Courts | News Headlines | VAT (Value Added Tax) | Placements & Empanelment | Various Acts & Rules | Latest Circulars | New Forms | Forex | Auditing | Direct Tax | Customs and Excise | ICAI | Corporate Law | Markets | Students | General | Mergers and Acquisitions | Continuing Prof. Edu. | Budget Extravaganza | Transfer Pricing | GST - Goods and Services Tax
Latest Expert Exchange
News Headlines »
 Income tax on your gold and real estate investments
 Extension of time limit for submitting the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 under rule 117(1A) of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017 in certain cases
 How RBI dealt with the crisis amid tensions with FinMin
 Pay tax on this PF account withdrawal Income tax return (ITR) filinga
 Seeks to make amendments (Ninth Amendment, 2018) to the CGST Rules, 2017.
 How govt is dealing with tax evasion, corporate fraud
 How to check income tax return (ITR) status
 Second instalment of advance tax due on 15 September
 Missed the deadline for filing India ITR? Here is what you can do
 Last date for filing GST annual return is December 31
 How insurance policies help you save tax

India going through 'transparency revolution': Antony
June, 08th 2011

Against the backdrop of agitations demanding more openness and accountability in government functioning, defence minister A K Antony on Wednesday said the country is going through a "transparency revolution" which can't be stopped "midway".

"Country is passing through a new era revolution-- the transparency revolution. The walls of secrecy are crumbling in every field gradually including politics, business, administration and judiciary. Once the trend has started, you can't stop it midway," he said.

The defence minister was talking to reporters after inaugurating a new conference hall of the Press Club of India.

Civil Society members such as Anna Hazare have been demanding greater checks and balances on the functioning on the government by having institutions such as the Lokpal and are holding agitations on the issue.

Antony said the transition was facing "problems" as "India is not ready as Indian politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen, armed forces and all those who are holding key position are not ready for this transition that is why there are problems in this transition."

"But that is also part of Indian democracy. But after few years they will. The transition will go on," he said.

Crediting Parliament for increasing transparency in the country, Antony said, "For that (transparency), you have to give credit to Indian media, NGOs and social activists but ultimately it was the Indian Parliament through the RTI Act."

The Minister said the Right to Information Act, passed by Parliament in 2005, will help the transparency revolution percolate to all walks of life, organisations and ultimately all families.

"Instead of going back, I think in years to come, the RTI Act will spread to new areas. I think every facet of human life will be transparent. This is happening in India under the law," he said.

Lauding the role of Indian media in building the nation, Antony said the society is getting industrialised and there is a clash of interest between various groups.

"In this environment, you shouldn't allow anybody to use you... The media shouldn't allow itself to be manipulated by vested interests and groups," he added.

Home | About Us | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
Copyright 2018 CAinINDIA All Right Reserved.
Designed and Developed by Binarysoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Software Reengineering Software Re-engineering Software Reverse Engineering Software Reverse Development Software Change Modulation Software Conversion Software Re-creation Software Re-development

Transfer Pricing | International Taxation | Business Consulting | Corporate Compliance and Consulting | Assurance and Risk Advisory | Indirect Taxes | Direct Taxes | Transaction Advisory | Regular Compliance and Reporting | Tax Assessments | International Taxation Advisory | Capital Structuring | Withholding tax advisory | Expatriate Tax Reporting | Litigation | Badges | Club Badges | Seals | Military Insignias | Emblems | Family Crest | Software Development India | Software Development Company | SEO Company | Web Application Development | MLM Software | MLM Solutions