India: National level working group meeting on anti-corruption in the business sector: legislative, policy and practice review
May 29, 2012 - May 29, 2012
In May 2011, the Government of India ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), the first universal, legally binding instrument against corruption. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is the lead UN agency mandated to assist countries across the globe to implement the provisions of this convention.
In India, UNODC has placed emphasis on working on two important issues (i) public - private partnership in procurement; (ii) incentives to corporate integrity.
To this end, UNODC proposes to set up a working-group to review and discuss legislation, policy and practices addressing corruption in the business sector in India. The purpose of the review and discussion is to identify good practices and gaps that can be addressed in order to strengthen conformity with the UNCAC. The working group will comprise of up to 30 selected members from the Government of India, officials from Indian businesses belonging to the public and private sectors and civil society.