Issue Date: Nov 22, 2011
Faced by a series of scandals and public outrage against corruption, the government of India has drafted a bill to regulate public procurement and purchases. The proposed legislation, the Public Procurement Bill of 2011, is meant to regulate public purchases totalling Rs 12-15 lakh crore annually. A draft bill is being circulated by the Planning Commission for wider public discussion.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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