Level of corruption worries Prime Minister

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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Jun 8: The ministers in the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's cabinet have once again been reminded by him to bring out the details on their liabilities and assets and deviate themselves from any kind of business that shows the involvement of the government .

The ministers have also been requested to come clean in business that depends on "licenses, permits, quotas and leases received or to be received from the government."

The first directive was issued by Prime Minister last year in Feb to which the ministers were supposed to abide by Sept 2010.

KM Chandrasekhar, Cabinet Secretary sent the reminder acting on behalf of Mr. Manmohan Singh at a time when the country is undergoing a 'season of scams' with the largest scam played by A Raja, former Telecom Minister. Now Daynaidhi Maran is being investigated over the irregularities at his term as the Telecom Minister.

Maran came into light after the Tehelka magazine claimed that he favoured telecom licenses to certain telecom companies and denied licenses to certain others. The report also states that the forced delay led to telecom company Aircel striking a deal with Maxis that has invested heavily in Sun TV, which is owned by the Maran family.

"The government is serious and we are concerned about corruption and black-money. There is no doubt. But there is no magic wand", said the Prime Minister addressing reporters on the level of corruption that has affected his government.

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