An Inquiry Into Vigilance and Corruption
This book is a treatise on vigilance, compliance and anti-corruption. It is based on empirical and realistic approach to the subject, with some interpretations from ancient wisdoms. The book will be of interest to bureaucrats and senior managers in government, public and private sectors, and to political practitioners and policy-makers.
Vigilance is founded on the premise that honesty is the best policy. But, at times, it appears counter intuitive and not borne out from the real-life experiences. If vigilance were so easy to comprehend and unconditionally acceptable, then perhaps there would have been no need to teach vigilance, or write any book on it. It would have been instinctive. All of us would have just followed the dogma.
There are four types of corruption:
2. Coercive corruption
3. Collusive corruption
4. Mass indoctrination
Vigilance authorities concentrate on curbing tributes and coercive corruptions, but collusive corruptions and mass indoctrinations are far more lethal and damaging. The book emphasizes on these two later forms of corruption.
Barun Kumar Sahu (Ias)