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‘Coalgate’: Corruption, An Honest Bureaucrat And A Deeper Malaise In India

The case of Harish Gupta, a retired member of the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), reveals the dramatic breakdown of confidence and trust in the state that the talk and practice of corruption can precipitate. Gupta has been embroiled in one of the most high-profile corruption scandals of the past two decades, the coal allocation "scam" or "Coalgate" as it is popularly known.
23/08/2016 3:52 PM IST