GoM on corruption meets today;discuss ways to fast-track cases

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New Delhi, Jan 21 (PTI) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjeehas convened the first meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM)on corruption later in the day which among other things woulddiscuss steps to fast-track cases of corruption against publicservants.

The meeting of the GoM, according to sources, will beattended by several senior ministers, including Home MinisterP Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony, Railway MinisterMamata Banerjee and Telecommunication Minister Kapil Sibal.

The GoM, sources said, will consider amendments to theArticle 311 of the Constitution to incorporate provision forsummary trial of cases involving grave misdemeanour andblatant corruption by public servants.

The high-powered committee, they said, will suggestlegislative and administrative measures to deal with cases ofcorruption and improve transparency in functioning of thegovernment. .

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