‘DE­CI­SION-MAK­ING DE­LAYS CAN HURT THE ECON­OMY’

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: Civil ser­vants are hes­i­tant to de­cide on is­sues fear­ing wrong­ful ac­tion un­der anti-graft laws, the Eco­nomic Sur­vey 2015-16 said, point­ing out that de­layed bu­reau­cratic de­ci­sion-mak­ing can hurt the econ­omy by hold­ing up cru­cial poli­cies. “There is a cred­i­ble per­cep­tion that well-in­ten­tioned but dra­co­nian le­gal pro­vi­sions seek­ing to pre­vent de­ci­sion­mak­ing with favour, seem to be re­sult­ing in de­ci­sion­tak­ing with fear,” the sur­vey tabled in Par­lia­ment on Fri­day said, call­ing for changes in the Preven­tion of Cor­rup­tion Act (Poca).

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