Moily slams ex-vigilance commissioner

"When few top officials who could have made a difference in office... having failed to do so, become saints after retirement. When I was abroad recently, I came across the comments of a retired bureaucrat who said in a media interview that every third Indian is corrupt," Moily said.

Moily was apparently referring to the remarks of Sinha, who recently retired as India's Central Vigilance Commissioner, that almost one-third of Indians are "utterly corrupt" and half are "borderline".

Though he did not name Sinha, the Law Minister termed such remarks as "travesty of truth", and that "no one has the right to discredit our nation".
He urged Department of Personnel and Training authorities to look into such "frustrated statements" made by the former civil servant.
Sinha had said in an interview published on September 9 that 20 per cent of Indians were "honest, regardless of the temptations, because this is how they are. They have a conscience.

"There would be around 30 per cent who would be utterly corrupt. But the rest are the people who are on the borderline," he was quoted as saying.

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