Making the Anti-Corruption Bureau Accountable
Anti-Corruption Bureau is mainly responsible for controlling the corruption menace in a state. Unfortunately as of today no corrupt official is afraid of this body entrusted with the crucial role of fighting corruption. It would not be wrong to say that the Anti Corruption Bureau has failed to deliver and how. After reading a news story about an ACB officer being acquitted twice of corruption charges despite being caught
red-handed, Jeetendra filed an RTI to check the conviction rate of corrupt officials. Shockingly, it was only 16%. What followed the first RTI was a relentless pursuit of seeking transparency and accountability through a series of exposes which improved the conviction rate to some extent. Through RTI Ghadge was able to get data which otherwise the ACB would not publicly disclose. This data clearly help the media and public understand the actual working of ACB.