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Top 10 Corruption Scams in India

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This is the season of scams and the biggest ever corruption cases in India have been unearthed more recently. So, we decided to dig deep to see which scams were the biggest and most damaging to the country and its citizens alike.

In our daily life, most of us must have been a witness to or a victim of the corruption thriving in some or the other part of the country. It could be in the form of a taxi-driver manipulating the meter to jack-up the reading or a government officer taking bribery to promptly transfer your file to the next department or even yourself offering bribe to a traffic police on breaking a signal.

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An average Indian citizen is hard working and diligent, but it is the people in charge of the system (The Babu’s) or with whom the power lays, that act as a cancer spreading the venom, slowing down progress and what all not. But, somewhere down the line, we ourselves are responsible for allowing and being taken for a ride by these people, aren’t we?

However, it is during a multi-thousand crore scam, that a tax-payer actually realizes the heartburn of being cheated from his valued contribution of funds towards the development and well-being of the nation. But, that’s what a scam, be it big or small, means – the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme or action.

The Top Scams in India

1) 2G Spectrum Scam

We have had a number of scams in India; but none bigger than the scam involving the process of allocating unified access service licenses. At the heart of this Rs.1.76-lakh crore worth of scam is the former Telecom minister A Raja – who according to the CAG, has evaded norms at every level as he carried out the dubious 2G license awards in 2008 at a throw-away price which were pegged at 2001 prices.

2) Commonwealth Games Scam

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Another feather in the cap of Indian scandal list is Commonwealth Games loot. Yes, literally a loot! Even before the long awaited sporting bonanza could see the day of light, the grand event was soaked in the allegations of corruption. It is estimated that out of Rs. 70000 crore spent on the Games, only half the said amount was spent on Indian sportspersons.

The Central Vigilance Commission, involved in probing the alleged corruption in various Commonwealth Games-related projects, has found discrepancies in tenders – like payment to non-existent parties, will-ful delays in execution of contracts, over-inflated price and bungling in purchase of equipment through tendering – and misappropriation of funds.

3) Telgi Scam

As they say, every scam must have something unique in it to make money out of it in an unscrupulous manner- and Telgi scam had all the suspense and drama that the scandal needed to thrive and be busted.

Abdul Karim Telgi had mastered the art of forgery in printing duplicate stamp papers and sold them to banks and other institutions. The tentacles of the fake stamp and stamp paper case had penetrated 12 states and was estimated at a whooping Rs. 20000 crore plus. The Telgi clearly had a lot of support from government departments that were responsible for the production and sale of high security stamps.

4) Satyam Scam

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The scam at Satyam Computer Services is something that will shatter the peace and tranquillity of Indian investors and shareholder community beyond repair. Satyam is the biggest fraud in the corporate history to the tune of Rs. 14000 crore.

The company’s disgraced former chairman Ramalinga Raju kept everyone in the dark for a decade by fudging the books of accounts for several years and inflating revenues and profit figures of Satyam. Finally, the company was taken over by the Tech Mahindra which has done wonderfully well to revive the brand Satyam.

5) Bofors Scam

The Bofors scandal is known as the hallmark of Indian corruption. The Bofors scam was a major corruption scandal in India in the 1980s; when the then PM Rajiv Gandhi and several others including a powerful NRI family named the Hindujas, were accused of receiving kickbacks from Bofors AB for winning a bid to supply India’s 155 mm field howitzer.

The Swedish State Radio had broadcast a startling report about an undercover operation carried out by Bofors, Sweden’s biggest arms manufacturer, whereby $16 million were allegedly paid to members of PM Rajiv Gandhi’s Congress.

Most of all, the Bofors scam had a strong emotional appeal because it was a scam related to the defense services and India’s security interests.

6) The Fodder Scam

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If you haven’t heard of Bihar’s fodder scam of 1996, you might still be able to recognize it by the name of “Chara Ghotala ,” as it is popularly known in the vernacular language.

In this corruption scandal worth Rs.900 crore, an unholy nexus was traced involved in fabrication of “vast herds of fictitious livestock” for which fodder, medicine and animal husbandry equipment was supposedly procured.

7) The Hawala Scandal

The Hawala case to the tune of $18 million bribery scandal, which came in the open in 1996, involved payments allegedly received by country’s leading politicians through hawala brokers. From the list of those accused also included Lal Krishna Advani who was then the Leader of Opposition.

Thus, for the first time in Indian politics, it gave a feeling of open loot all around the public, involving all the major political players being accused of having accepted bribes and also alleged connections about payments being channelled to Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Kashmir.

8) IPL Scam

Well, I am running out of time and space over here. The list of scandals in India is just not ending and becoming grave by every decade. Most of us are aware about the recent scam in IPL and embezzlement with respect to bidding for various franchisees. The scandal already claimed the portfolios of two big-wigs in the form of Shashi Tharoor and former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

9,10) Harshad Mehta & Ketan Parekh Stock Market Scam

Although not corruption scams, these have affected many people. There is no way that the investor community could forget the unfortunate Rs. 4000 crore Harshad Mehta scam and over Rs. 1000 crore Ketan Parekh scam which eroded the shareholders wealth in form of big market jolt.

So, can we live a scam-free life in India for a while now?

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296 comments

  1. all this info. is going to help me out in my xams ….. greatful to u fr postng it….. n no commnts these activities are not goin to stop ever…

  2. Vikas Gopalakrishnan

    Are we taking corruption a bit too easy ? We need to come together to kill this monster which can bring down this country’s economy to mud. Administrator, IndiaCivic http://indiacivic.com/thinkaloud/are-we-taking-it-easy-corruption/

  3. insert the coal-gate scam friend, it’s the biggest scam so far. another scam immersing in Defense sector;

  4. corruption is the major problem in our country. that’s why our country is not developing at faster growth as cmprare than another country. mainly all the corrupt people are coming from the bjp party. government has a control over cbi.so government should have to remove the control on cbi. that they can investgate deeply and caught all the corrupt people from congress and bjp prty.

  5. Grate article and teach more to us.Bribe takes major role in india in every human.We all are wrong because we take bribe and we give bribe.People are increasing day by day in India more as well as corruption also increasing more and more.

  6. Stil hw mny scams r v xpctd 2 c. Cant imagine………..Wen willr INDIA get rid of dis dam bullshit.

  7. Good List, need to add mobile 3G scams also. I think its time to publish top 20 scam list :)

  8. OUR HON PM WAS ECONOMIC ADVISER TO GOVT FROM 1971, RBI GOVERNOR FROM 82 TO 85, DY CHAIRMAN- PLANNING COMMISSION FROM 85 TO 87 AND PM FROM 2004 – A TOTAL SERVICE OF. 33 YEARS -I, E; 50% INDIAN INDEPENDENT YEARS AS FINANCIAL LEADER-& GUIDE FOR OUR COUNTRY'S. ECONOMIC POLICIES. NOW EVERY BODY TALKS ABOUT CORRUPTION- IGNORING THAT THE CONGRESS. RULED THE COUNTRY FOR 58 YEARS- AND ALMOST BY NEHRU FAMILY EXCEPT FOR 8 YEARS BY OTHERS. SOME BODY COMMENTED THAT INDIA HAS BECOME A HEAVEN FOR BLACK MONEY. OUR LEGAL SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE SHARPENED TO CURB CORRUPTION IN THE SOCIETY. HOPEFULLY THE NEW GENERATION YOUNG BEUROCRATS & POLITICIANS SHOULD CHANGE THE POLICIES AND CREATE. A CLEAN SOCIETY. YOUTH SAVE THIS COUNTRY AND LAY AGOOD PATH AND GOOD GOVERNANCE.

  9. INDIA ECONOMIC OFFENCES =CEASE EVERYTHING & GET IT IN RBI & SETTLE CLAIMS AS AND WHEN CAME IMMEDIATELY AT LEAST AT PAR FOR INVESTMENTS MADE THE OFFENDERS WHO HAS IN MIND GIVE SOME CRORES TO POLICE AND POLITICIANS & GET SAFE- THEY MUST SEE EVAPORATION OF HIS WEALTH FAST & LEARN THEY CANT ENJOY ON OTHERS BREAD & BUTTER =THIS IS INDIA

  10. If anyone even suggests paying a business transaction with Western Union… scam, IMHO…. And now I'm to lose thousands even with PayPal…. back to COD or net 30? We are being nickeled and dimes by the gazillions… you are killing business for the small mom and pops… thanks for the article… Next one on Health Care? ciao.

  11. We do not want to blame others because we are reason of these scam. we do not know ,how to choose our leader. At least next time we choose better leader

  12. This needs to be updated.. Did we really forget the COALGATE SCAM.

  13. Ashpak Lateefnavar

    Hello,,, I think my Nation is going through one of the worst Political time ever……… I cant say Every minister,officer,Goveernment servant is is currpted but most fo all is Currupted. Poeple are aware about it but no action is being taken.Every day on Telivision,News paper we see new

  14. Just have a look….. Named scandals in India 2012 Indian coal mining controversy – 2012 – 185,591.34 crore (US$35.08 billion) nation Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the coal ministry, many electricity boards and private companies coal blocks allotted, not auctioned, leading to estimated losses as per the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Karnataka Wakf Board Land Scam – 2012 – 200,000 crore (US$37.8 billion) Karnataka. Uttar Pradesh NRHM scam – 2012 – 10,000 crore (US$1.89 billion) Uttar Pradesh – Mayawati. 2G spectrum scam – 2010 – 176,000 crore (US$33.26 billion) national – Nira Radia, A. Raja, M. K. Kanimozhi, many telecommunications companies communication bandwidth auctioned for lower than market value. Uttar Pradesh food grain scam – 2003 – 35,000 crore (US$6.62 billion) Uttar Pradesh – Kapil Sibal, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati. Food which the government purchased to give to the poor was instead sold on the open market. I want to say only one thing, we ( all Indian Public) are responsible for all this, because if we don’t give our valuable votes to these bastards then it never happen. So it’s better learn from past and be careful in future.

  15. And see what our primeminister said to the nation . Heights of patience … http://dailygeekpost.com/otherspolitics/

  16. Ashwini Dhamdhare

    i think corruption at bottom level prevails because of the upper levels. Here the root is not at the bottom but at the top; because if strict laws are formulated against corruption ;and authorities at upper levels do not favor the corruption; then authorities at lower level cann’t even dare to think about doing wrong things.

  17. Dil he dil me sbi soch rhe hai k kuch kiya jaye…. but sab dil me he soch k reh jate hain…….. ek doosre k saath contect bnao….. km se km jinone is site pe comment pass kiye hain vo yhi par reguler ho jao…. apne apne thouts share kro….. kisi b trike se suruat to kro….. anybody have better idea???????

  18. Such a Good work done………………liked the way of representation of all this facts now time to work on minimization of such happenings .

  19. Kab tak ek dosre ko comment pass krte rhenge.. we have to to somthing. jyada krne k liye kisi k pass b time nahi hai.. bs naw scam k bare me sun kr netao ko do char galian nikal dete hain fir do char dino bad same routine… apni apni jgao par logo ko baton k jriye jagroop kro… youth he lead krke coming election me kuch nya kr skti hai……..

  20. Chandraban Silawat

    corruption is nt as deep as our thought"is desh ka kuch nhi ho skta".

  21. The Top 10 Indian Fuckers……

  22. remove this congress and bjp parties from politics and allow new parties to represent and give a chance to youngsters

  23. Smarajit Mishra

    Still we expect India to be the best!

  24. IN TAMIL ETHU EPPODIO VELLAIKARAN PONAN KOLLAIKARAN VANTHAN

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  26. CONGRESS HAS NO LIFE FROM 2014….

  27. CONGRESS HAS NO LIFE FROM 2014….

  28. so me se ninianabe beiman phir bhi mera bharat mahan.

  29. so me se ninianabe beiman phir bhi mera bharat mahan.

  30. what you think guys its going over or not ?

  31. Naval Kishore Gupta

    dear sir, curruption isnot a physical thing which can be bought or sold from market, or it can be prevented from becoming part of our daily life. it is a starting point of limitless greed of making easy money by hook or crrok say in politics , business or any buerocracy. absolute power currupts absolutely. If I am in a position to do or not to do favour or disfavour to some one interested eitherway to get his desirefulfilled, and I have stong conviction that by my command , I can influence the process, I will be tempted to take undue advantage. I your inner sole is suppressed by greed you will start taking bribe, once started, it willgo limitless. once your inner sole survived not to take bribe, you will be withstand with real purpose of your human life. you will lead your life within your means you earn in job job without fear and honesty. no outsider can forcefully give you bribe. it is just like a mud pot if you want to get down in it you can, but don't , no bbody can see you in mud. I think you will agree to my little experience of practical life working as Banker started as clerk and ended as chief manager of a nationalised bank. “BUT HONESTY IS ALWAYS RESISTED BY TOOTH AND NAIL BY MAJORITY BELONGING TO DISHONEST LOT“.

  32. Naval Kishore Gupta

    dear sir, curruption isnot a physical thing which can be bought or sold from market, or it can be prevented from becoming part of our daily life. it is a starting point of limitless greed of making easy money by hook or crrok say in politics , business or any buerocracy. absolute power currupts absolutely. If I am in a position to do or not to do favour or disfavour to some one interested eitherway to get his desirefulfilled, and I have stong conviction that by my command , I can influence the process, I will be tempted to take undue advantage. I your inner sole is suppressed by greed you will start taking bribe, once started, it willgo limitless. once your inner sole survived not to take bribe, you will be withstand with real purpose of your human life. you will lead your life within your means you earn in job job without fear and honesty. no outsider can forcefully give you bribe. it is just like a mud pot if you want to get down in it you can, but don't , no bbody can see you in mud. I think you will agree to my little experience of practical life working as Banker started as clerk and ended as chief manager of a nationalised bank. “BUT HONESTY IS ALWAYS RESISTED BY TOOTH AND NAIL BY MAJORITY BELONGING TO DISHONEST LOT“.

  33. ITS TRUE….. IN OUR COUNTRY THERE ARE CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE…. BT WE ARE BLAMING ONLY OTHERS… JUST THINK WT WE R INDIVIDULY DOING TO STOP THIS……… ???? .. IT IS EASY TO BLAME OR DISCUSS…. BT DIFFICULT TO DO PRACTLY SOMTHING … NOW ITS TIME TO GV TH TOTAL SUPPORT OR TAKE PART IN THOSE PEOPLES MOVEMENTS WHO ARE FIGHTING AGANIST THIS EVIL………………

  34. what to say more than it about curruption wich has gone burning problem for everybody. i really wanna thank to this website which has shown us list of scam. .until we care about only our life ,our childrens, we can not change our country. what do we do ?only studying,bringing up family not more than it.we fear from taking steps against cuuruption and blame to thoe leaders who is involved in cuuruption.they are better than us bacause they do their work and we read about their work in newspaper.we should worship them because they do their work and we are arguming? if you really serious abiut your country then leave everything and go to kill all those leaders who are main preventer in betterment of our country otherwise we should shut down our mouth

  35. Priyanka Chaurasia

    Fodder eater Lalu Prasad Yadav is a Member of Standing Committee who will examine the Lokpal Bill. Now we can imagine what type of Lokpal Government wants. We, common people, want team Anna's Lokpal bill, nothing else. We want Janlokpal Only.

  36. Priyanka Chaurasia

    Fodder eater Lalu Prasad Yadav is a Member of Standing Committee who will examine the Lokpal Bill. Now we can imagine what type of Lokpal Government wants. We, common people, want team Anna's Lokpal bill, nothing else. We want Janlokpal Only.

  37. Mohammed Nadim

    I see soo many comments and articles about Indian corruption but all are just affirming the same thing again and again and not many come up with idea to reduce this menace. Also the ones that do come up with a solution they only just come up with a solution, No one’s putting any effort into putting the solution to action. At the moment I don’t see any party or union capable of leading India. Be it the corrupt Congress or the Communal BJP. I’ve never voted after hitting 18 just because of this. I don’t give a damn about democracy if by democracy we’re putting the wrong leaders at the head of the country. I honestly don’t think any1 should vote just for the sake of putting a party as a government and keeping our democratic ideals. Some1 said that congress is so corrupt but still many stupids are voting for them. Hello, these people you called stupids are more than 50% of the electorate and run into more than a billion people. It should be our job not to inform them and spread awareness. I tell people not to vote if they find neither of the candidates suitable. I inform people about the scams of various governments irrespective of the party. I don’t care if the democratic set up fails if people don’t vote, let there not be a government till the parties realize that they can’t set up a government if they have corrupt people among them. Another things is job security in government jobs. If government entities are run like private establishments, where efficiency and results mean everything, we won’t have corruption. Our government departments should be such that every senior officer will be afraid to loose his job because of the inefficiency of a junior and a junior officer should be afraid that he will loose his job if he doesn’t work. Let the lazy donkeys beg on the streets for all i care. I’d rather educate the honest beggar to work for a government job than have a dishonest rascal take a half an hour break after every 15 mins of work. Excuse my language but my emotions are really tingling at the moment. Also the youth need to be more aware. The youth are the major forces of all these political parties because they’re easily manipulated by politicians. The youth need to think for themselves and think in the best interests of the country, not for their community or for their group of friends. Once the youth are mobilized I know that they will not let these corrupt bastards lead the country. Well after writing this, i feel i still need to do alot more to bring these ideas to life and help india become corruption free

  38. In India we all find big computation in corruption.Through this post many people will came to know that how the Indian politics is.They just know how to make money.

  39. krishna kumar

    Its all fun with people. From starting we are facing the problem ” AGAR RAJYA KA RAJA CHOR HOGA TABHI WAHA KE MANTRI,SIPAHI CHOR HONGE AUR WAHAN KE PRAJA BHUKH SE TARPEGE”. Don’t feel sorrow no one even a single culprit is going to be punished.

  40. Congress shame on you , if you have dare to face indian people then just come on road people show you how they like you.

  41. Congress shame on you , if you have dare to face indian people then just come on road people show you how they like you.

  42. 80 lakh crore.:'(. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scandals_in_India http://www.rediff.com/business/slide-show/slide-show-1-the-biggest-scams-in-india/20101230.htm

  43. 80 lakh crore.:'(. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scandals_in_India http://www.rediff.com/business/slide-show/slide-show-1-the-biggest-scams-in-india/20101230.htm

  44. List is Ok. what action Govt took to bring back the money to treasury? :(

  45. List is Ok. what action Govt took to bring back the money to treasury? :(

  46. Santosh Waman

    100 main se 99 beiman fir bhi mera BHARAT desh mahan……… BHARAT MATA KI JAI.

  47. Santosh Waman

    100 main se 99 beiman fir bhi mera BHARAT desh mahan……… BHARAT MATA KI JAI.

  48. You are supporting him as he took bribe to pay his childs donation, where the child of the one who gave bribe would have lost the chance to pay for basic fee.

  49. If we have to get rid from this bull shit make ur mind not to vote congress

  50. and what that raja did with those 39 billion bucks,decided to buy an island and become a real raja there?( i think he too careful towards his forthcoming generations)

  51. Meenakshi Yadav

    still some stupids worship them and vote for them! evenn a beggar is much more respectful dan dese fukin ppl! RAISE VOICE AGAINST CORRUPTION AND LEARN TO SAY 'NO'.

  52. Meenakshi Yadav

    still some stupids worship them and vote for them! evenn a beggar is much more respectful dan dese fukin ppl! RAISE VOICE AGAINST CORRUPTION AND LEARN TO SAY 'NO'.

  53. If we have used those huge money on the real development of India, How wonderful, our country might have been….I hate Indian Politicians..

  54. my self eish nigam every day a nw scam is in frount of us its over money tax money a unlitrate poletical party and a minesters are miss using it and no one can do any thing it will make us again the same as we r in 1940 we have to stop it we know our rights .we nead a law where all leaders and government employs and bissness class are in a same tray no one can cheat especilay these poletesions . while voting we have a right to reject the person if the all candidates r corrept.this genration will make a diffrence not these sikh old correpted leaders .all the leaders have to go through a pole test .so we can know they r clean or not.

  55. randheer rajput

    hi viral You have inform about of corroupt leadar. thank for it. iam very efected to you . very minor youth wich have fearless like you. i undarstand that mr. viral as a like anna ji .

  56. vote for anti corruption=anna hazhray

  57. im siva,im studing in loyola ,support for anti corruption

  58. Jeevan Kumar Potnuru

    yes that's an india stage.

  59. Jeevan Kumar Potnuru

    yes that's an india stage.

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  62. Gajendra B Tupsamudre

    here is the HIT Top 10 collection……

  63. Gajendra B Tupsamudre

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  64. Gajendra B Tupsamudre

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  65. Anybody heard of Expat Properties?They are selling NA land . Do you think this may be a big scam?

  66. one more scam shigli scam

  67. firstly pls india stop to give vote to politians bcoz of politians the fradulan and cortuption are overloading day by day in our country as compare to other country .this is disgursting.

  68. Rifas Muhammed Cpm

    we want youngsters in politics.

  69. Rifas Muhammed Rfs

    we want youngsters in politics.

  70. CONGRESS ( I ) IS THE KING OF CORRUPTION. Dear india public don't give vote for CONGRESS.

  71. CONGRESS ( I ) IS THE KING OF CORRUPTION. Dear india public don't give vote for CONGRESS.

    • Hi Xavier, Not only congress I to be hold responsible for corruption… it we the people of India paid the bribe to get our needful to be done… we have to rethink how can we over come all this now. not to blame one party or one political person… even these days most of the Corporate’s are in corruptions and scams…

  72. Sanah Rizvi yes u r rut brother…but some people just know how to bark on the system, they never do anything for the country but just bark all the time when things go wrong…they don't know they are not worthy for the country…whenever they needed for the help they say the same thing "right you are but what can we do"…they dont know their power..!!

  73. Sahil Sethi vote! be a part of the system.

  74. i would like to thank you viral as well as the people who are commenting here and giving their views but one thing to be noted is that all us are only concentrating on the scams being posed by politicians or the millionairs. but i want to say that who will think about eradicating all these. who will think to rectify all the guils done by them, who will be there to become responsible to rectify the system to make our country a good place to live in. are they politicians or the milleniors no they are among us so lets try to eradicate this instead blaming others.

  75. we have to agree with the fact that people involved in scams have brains.. I wonder if they would have used there brains it in a better way..

  76. we have to agree with the fact that people involved in scams have brains.. I wonder if they would have used there brains it in a better way..

  77. Anjan Bhowmick m talking abt today.. n tomoro… independence is left behind.. our survival is in danger..

  78. Bjp is a biggest corrupted guys, second goes to mayawathi and third place only congress.

  79. Bjp is a biggest corrupted guys, second goes to mayawathi and third place only congress.

  80. frnds I want to download that presentation.

  81. This is shame on india doing this all stuff, I was first influenced by Raju Ramalinga and thought of opening a software company like him but never thought he would turn up like this. Thank you Viral for opening my eyes.

  82. …that is a loser's perspective dude. If your thoughts were right and prevelent during pre independence days India would still be occupied by the colonisers!

  83. HARLEEN KAUR CHADHA

    Power tends to corrupt & absolute power corrupt absolutily………………………..

  84. This is for the comments from Baba Prasad Venkatesh + Rohit Mahjan + Ashok Shinde + Parteek Chandana + Ushang Chatbar – here is some information updates for you, please take the time to read it also. Kargil coffin scandal. http://iamc.com/news-digest/bjp_corruption/ Hindutva For a Few Dollars a Day – By Biju Mathew and Vijay Prashad (25 Apr 2001, Z Magazine) Bangru Laxman asks the intrepid tehelka.com journalists to bring him $30,000 to their next meeting. He has already taken Rs. 1 lakh. “You can give dollars,” said the President of the BJP. “You talk to us directly. We normally turn to [National Security Advisor] Brajesh Mishra because he has access to the defense, foreign and other related ministries.” The tehelka.com sting showed a web of corruption that spans the BJP, the RSS, the Samata Party, sections of the Armed Forces and the illegal arms brokers. What is Mr. Laxman, head of the so-called patriotic BJP, doing with bribes, even more so what does it mean that he wanted the money in dollars?

  85. Karthik Ramamoorthy

    Total money lost through corruption from 1947 to 2010 is 20.23 Trillion in USD… Imagine if India Have all those money means off sure India will be Super power in Over night… But still we expecting other hand for our own expenditure :(

  86. Karthik Ramamoorthy

    Total money lost through corruption from 1947 to 2010 is 20.23 Trillion in USD… Imagine if India Have all those money means off sure India will be Super power in Over night… But still we expecting other hand for our own expenditure :(

  87. please read it very carefully and think on it……………

  88. please read it very carefully and think on it……………

  89. Dipak Kumar Adhikari

    Respected Sir/Madam, Any body fight against corruption they/he can not win, I am 100% sure, because I have lots of evidence that I can proof (OC, SP, addl. SP, Police Department. And political leaders, some government employee) are take bribe/they are corrupted. So I wrote my matter to our local P.S., Local Councilor, all M.P., M.L.A., Minister in W.B. and Other States, C.M. in W.B. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Mamata Banerjee, (DIDI), CBI Department, CID Department, S.P. and Dy.S.P.(N.) 24 Parganas, DGP Bhupindar Singh, All the I.P.S. AND I.A.S. OFFICERS, All DGPs/IGPs. Election Commission of India, All Indian Union Minister, UPA Chairperson. Sonia Gandhi, Governor in W.B, and President in India 32 TH. P.M. in India, National/International Human rights department (Justice Shymal Kumar Sen, Chairperson W.B.), Department of Women and Child Development, AAP KI KACHEHRI – KIRAN KE SAATH, Kolkata Police, and all police officers in W.B. informed Kolkata Commissioner of Police, Manager S.B.I.-Branch: 24B, Nimtala Ghat Street, Jorabagan, Kolkata- 700006, West Bengal, India, Bank Ph. No. 033 25308337. My nation, all of the news channels, and all press, The Central Vigilance Commission, President of the United States, Talking with some NGO’s: 1. Universal Right and Duty for Human to Abide URDHA, 2. Human Right Commission’s Mr. Ujjal Paul and Mr. Shibaji Dasgupta. 3. Bhatat Bachao Sangathan BBS. 4. Forum for Social Justice and Development FSJD. 5. Ajjtak News Channel’s Miss Menogya. and many more, (anybody can’t help me/ fight for truth /don’t take investigation/do not take any action/don’t take any type of query/ Still Now, many department told does not comes under the purview of our department. Then my question is where I go now? I see they all are in sound asleep. The reason is best known to them. But still now no action taken from any department. I can proof it. With kindest regards, Dipak Kumar Adhikari. Tegharia(Dhali Para), NandanKanan. P.S.: Baguiati. P.O.: Hatiara. Dist.: North24Parganas. Kolkata-700059 Email: dipakadhikari59@gmail.com. W.B. India. PH. 9874389190

  90. It seems that 2010 year was full of scams.the congress government is worse government in our country.All the scamers should be hanged on the public places.the government has no care about public.

  91. It seems that 2010 year was full of scams.the congress government is worse government in our country.All the scamers should be hanged on the public places.the government has no care about public.

  92. Suman Chakraborty

    See the post, whose were choosen by us…….

  93. india n scams.

  94. realy its disgusting….the all rakshak is a bhakshak in our India.

    • Mr.Rajendra Prasad you are absoultly right ……..our rakshak is become a bhakshak . But the main reason is to become them bakshak is us …….. so first of all we have to improve ourself then only we can improve our society and world ……………. !

  95. MORAL EDUCATION NEED TO BE MORE IMPORTANT TO SAVE OUR GENARATION FROM THIS KIND OF NIGHTMARES……OTHER WISE ONE OR TWO ANNA IS NOT ENOUGH….. ITS IMPORTANT TO MAKE OUR SELF AS MORAL AS ANNA'S LIFE……AND SPREAD OUR INNER FLAME TO OTHER LET MAKE A GROUP AREA WISE , OTHERWISE ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIGHT WITH CORRUPTED SOCIAL SYSTEM.

  96. John Vanlalfaka

    corruption has always been the center of discussion/attention/investigation…i hated corruption..i'm looking forwrd the implementation of Jan Lok pal….

  97. what much of amount required for one to complete his needs?????????.how many of us can dare to write about seize the property of all these fraudulent and must recover. their are many common man who is hardly earn and fulfil the requirments of his daily needs. do you not think that this is the hard earned money of all of us.how come one give example about curreption is available in dif.sectors? does it means any politicians is free to do what he wants to do??????????? all of us selected them to go in parliament and the best suitable to lift the living standared of common man. is it the expectation fr. politicians to use your money in such a way???/ THINK……THINK TWICE……….THINK………… GOT ANSWER………..no …..again think……again th……..

  98. all parties fallowing like congress.

  99. We are Born Free Now the country people are awakened and will fight tooth and nail to end this corruption.

  100. Sandeep Upadhyay

    in congress goverment corruption is up to th mark.

  101. Exactly, that's why we have Anna Hazare fighting for us as Freedom Struggle 2.0

  102. Great! +1

  103. True Jayshree, But at least the concerned people (activists) are trying to enforce a law to combat corruption. Purifying the bill can go on and on, and could be a continuous process. To cut it short, something is better than nothing.

  104. Saiyed Mahmood Quadri Bagdadi

    it will very difficult to remove the corruption from our country.Because all the M.P., M.L.A., C.M., P.M. all of them are corrupt.it want to take major change in our country.

  105. ya u correct

  106. Superb Work Really Each And Every Citizen Of India Should Aware Of This Scams And We Should Protest For This Kind Of Scams.

  107. Fodder eater Lalu Prasad Yadav is a Member of Standing Committee who will examine the Lokpal Bill. Now we can imagine what type of Lokpal Government wants. We, common people, want team Anna's Lokpal bill, nothing else. We want Janlokpal Only.

  108. according to me if we able to create this corruption then we will also have the ability to end it.

  109. top 10 scandal of india………..wating for more to come…..

  110. Anil Kumar Sharma

    Mera Desh Mahan.

  111. POLITICS MAKES INDIA IN CORRUPTED.

  112. Anil Gone Reddy

    party means 100% they need to give there beas and need to help for the public, it is there responsibility…………………at present situation wat the ass-holes doing.

  113. our politician r dangerious than terrorist.

  114. Praveen Prakash

    be part movement "INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION".

  115. LOKPAL is no doubt a welcoming bill. but there is no tool to stop the sources of corruption even in lokpal also.it is nothing but cleaning the floor with cloth by not closing the opened taps. that should also to be done.

    • True Jayshree, But at least the concerned people (activists) are trying to enforce a law to combat corruption. Purifying the bill can go on and on, and could be a continuous process. To cut it short, something is better than nothing.

  116. top 10 scams of india.

  117. we need scam free life forever…..pls god make the way for it……..

  118. Indias Top Corrupted goverment Manmohan singh Goverment.

  119. Balvinder Yadav

    anna hazre zindabad.

  120. Narendra Gomase

    ALL OF U PLEASE Concentrate MADAM SPEAKING ………

  121. Narendra Gomase

    Kripiya dhayan de YE SAB CORRUPTION GOVT. LOK PAL BILL MH NAHI Aate , YOUR FAITHFULLY "APKI PYARI " "SONIA GANDHI"

  122. Narendra Gomase

    kingggggggggggg of corruption.

  123. Abhinandan Rampur

    Corruption should be killed at the bottom level, if not it grows like above.

  124. mujhe yes batao yes paisa in corrupt logon ne kahan bheja agar swiss banks m bheja to mangao…….

  125. Cijo Pullappally

    we should shame on our politicians.

  126. Imagine the country India would become should be able to recover this money.

  127. yeah uts true

  128. Swethareddyk Reddy

    mera bharta mahan congress bemaan.

  129. Priyabrata Sahoo

    aaiiilllaaa

  130. Chaitanya Patel

    What a great list of Corruption…. There are many more issues which has been gifted by the UPA government. Here below a common man asked man to each and every person, to himself first of all. ?? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?? ???????? ????????? ??? ???? ?? ?? ??? ? ?? ??? ?? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????????? ? ?? ??? ?? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ?? ?????????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ???? ? ?? ??????? ?? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? Do 100% voting in next election… Middle class especially you, you think who the hell cares… Now you're suffering and Mr. Anna is trying to save you out. Just Support his movement by doing 100% voting in each and every elections. And see the results and see the changing and real shining INDIA for which we are Proud of… Jay Hind.. Vande Mataram!

  131. one scam takes country years back… top 10 scams and there has been no recovering.. choose your candidate with lot of thoughts next time.

  132. Prachi Malhotra

    this is sad to read…..have started to loose trust in indian democracy and judiciary system.

  133. woowwww! just have a look at those amounts…… purest form of corruption!

  134. Unnikrishnan Kurup

    Update on the 10 Major scams on India.

  135. Harshvardhan D. Pandya

    great corruption in India by our politicians.

  136. I certainly will not vote for him: He is against the betterment of Education for our children. He has absolutely no consideration for teachers.

  137. Somu Varadharajan

    THEN WHAT IS THE USE OF CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE&REP.DAYS.

  138. neeta log hain cong ho ya bjp moka milne ke deer hai bus haath ki safai dikhane me time nahi lagate.

  139. Dhiman Jai Gopal

    Corruption is the main root cause poor governance of the GOI, which don't only defaming the country name also sinking the future of Nation.

  140. congress is a corrupted party and PM also PM is Katputli of sonia

    • Satish – Congress is not the only corrupted party. BJP has far greater accomplishments. click on the link below and read some interesting news. http://iamc.com/news-digest/bjp_corruption/ Hindutva For a Few Dollars a Day – By Biju Mathew and Vijay Prashad (25 Apr 2001, Z Magazine) Bangru Laxman asks the intrepid tehelka.com journalists to bring him $30,000 to their next meeting. He has already taken Rs. 1 lakh. “You can give dollars,” said the President of the BJP. “You talk to us directly. We normally turn to [National Security Advisor] Brajesh Mishra because he has access to the defense, foreign and other related ministries.” The tehelka.com sting showed a web of corruption that spans the BJP, the RSS, the Samata Party, sections of the Armed Forces and the illegal arms brokers. What is Mr. Laxman, head of the so-called patriotic BJP, doing with bribes, even more so what does it mean that he wanted the money in dollars?

  141. List of biggest scams (of the people , by the people and for the people right) in India…

  142. we have best engineers , doctors , teaching institutes , largest man power, money. we have everything that is needed to make a country powerful developed nation , then why still one-third of population is uncivilized , why every second indian is saying ki is desh ka kuch ni ho sakta , ye desh gadhdhe mein ja rha h , why best minds of country are going outside of india (NASA 36%indians , IBM 29%indians , 14%doctors in usa are indians and many more). goverment makes many policies but no one is bothered whether they r implemented at grass root level perfectly or not.why every next day we have bomb blast , every morning u will hear new scam , why? ALL THIS IS BECOZ OF CORRUPTION.

  143. Gopinath Dharuman

    India in 2020 will remain a distant dream.. Its our duty to save our bleeding mother India..

  144. one more scam is the speak asia scam.

  145. Its not about the single party…it is by the people in the parties…. one question for my side……if any govt offical had a money beyond his income..he was caught by anti corruption bureau (ACB)….y not the politicians (they also govt officals)….But the politicians are increase the economic strength by dng the scams, other routes…..

  146. India is really great country.

  147. ye kal ka hai……..

  148. mast hai for only student.

  149. Prasanna Maharana

    WE canoot put the whole blame on politicians for corruption. It starts from us. The day we stop it everythings going to be all right.

  150. Dhirendra Chaudhary

    brastchar des me mile wala wo achar hai jo bina paise ka milta hai aur jo ek bar chakh leta hai wo bar bar chakhata hai aur yes aachar desh ka seht bhut buri trh se kharab kr rha hai… fir bhi log nhi chodte hai ese….. why?

  151. Rahul Mahapatra

    are he tar kahich nahi hamari ek madam ne humse sirf university change ke naam se abhi400 rs le chuki hai.phir pagle ram meghe ki democracy toh india ke democracy se khatarnak hai

  152. Rahul Mahapatra

    are he tar kahich nahi hamari ek madam ne humse sirf university change ke naam se abhi400 rs le chuki hai.phir pagle ram meghe ki democracy toh india ke democracy se khatarnak hai

  153. Vaibhav Bondre

    de must feel shame bout it……

    • Rahul Mahapatra

      are he tar kahich nahi hamari ek madam ne humse sirf university change ke naam se abhi400 rs le chuki hai.phir pagle ram meghe ki democracy toh india ke democracy se khatarnak hai

    • Rahul Mahapatra

      are he tar kahich nahi hamari ek madam ne humse sirf university change ke naam se abhi400 rs le chuki hai.phir pagle ram meghe ki democracy toh india ke democracy se khatarnak hai

  154. Imran Mohiuddin

    THESE BULSHIT POLITICIANS ARE DESTROYING THE ECONOMY OF INDIA.

  155. Nikhil Mondkar

    India will see some more scams like this untill they pass lokpal bill in India..

  156. congress made a promise to Nehru that we will carry the legacy that he started with Jeep Scam.. and they are really making him proud.

  157. Before Questioning others see how for u correct.

  158. Nityanand Singh

    I think india govt. wanted to make a streak of scams.

  159. right u r………….dude bt wat can we do

  160. Parteek Chandna

    Congress..the root of all scams..full of corrupt politicians…by taking the sentimental votes and doing all the scams and thinking that we are fools…stupid Govt..

    • right u r………….dude bt wat can we do

    • Sahil Sethi vote! be a part of the system.

    • Sanah Rizvi yes u r rut brother…but some people just know how to bark on the system, they never do anything for the country but just bark all the time when things go wrong…they don't know they are not worthy for the country…whenever they needed for the help they say the same thing "right you are but what can we do"…they dont know their power..!!

  161. alfonso espinosa acosta

    Se ve que eres una persona bien preparada, me gusto tu articulo, yo soy un consultor mexicano y quiero preguntarte si en el medio financiero el Sr. MR. CHEVLI S PRAVINKUMAR es una persona honorable (no fraudulenta) en la India (se anuncia como broker financiero), ya que estamos en tratos con el para obtener un financiamiento de una cantidad considerable; podrias de favor darme tu comentario al respecto, te estare muy agradecido de verdad. Saludos

  162. Purshotam Singh

    LOKPAL is the way to stop corruption………

  163. jaise ladki dekh ladka fisalta he waise hi paisa delkh mantri fisal jaata he…. its natural….. agar wo na ho to love marriage na ho…agar yeh na ho..to paisa de kar galat kaam sahi bhi na ho….

  164. shelly rocker u r a fool.

  165. Aarushi Ahluwalia

    I believe that it is not our place to sit and criticise the way things are done unless we are actively involved in making them better however it does still amaze me that the government, the supposed protector of faith and many businessmen continue to ignore ethics in sight of monetary benefit… the silver lining if you wish to see it is that thanks to all the advantage that has been taken we have reached the point where the youth is willing to participate to clean up the mess..

  166. FACEBOOK PE HAMARE GROUP "REVOLUTION TO SAVE INDIA" me judakar yogadan den. hamara id hai- samirsir19@yahoo.in.

  167. ise kahate he nanga nach. LOG NANGE HOKAR BESHARMO KI TARAH NACH RAHE HAIN. AUR HAM LOG TAMASHA DEKH RAHE HAIN.

  168. Sakthi Vadivel

    indian have 2 fight against corruption instead of blaming them……..

  169. These are top ten Scam of India.

  170. don't corrupt d country….we need best govt as well as best polititns..

  171. Er Narendra Kumar

    India is not a poor country bt Indians are made to be poor by these kind of corruptions..

  172. MORE IS COMING.

  173. Chandan V Singh

    salute to the congress leaders!

  174. Its we who make the Government and also we are the people who make them corrupt. Stop Blaming, Start Working….

  175. when the present political parties of India and its politicians are permanently removed India becomes no. one in the world.

  176. The real enemies are not outside , they are In(dia)…so many people ware sacrificed their lives for the nation. what is the use.. these criminals must be uprooted from the Earth itself.

  177. a man had no. to money to pay for his sons fees donation in college.. so he took bribe.. too give bribe to principal.. its simple we all are part of it. everyone.

    • ya u correct

    • …that is a loser's perspective dude. If your thoughts were right and prevelent during pre independence days India would still be occupied by the colonisers!

    • Anjan Bhowmick m talking abt today.. n tomoro… independence is left behind.. our survival is in danger..

    • Girish Kumar GrizZly

      You are supporting him as he took bribe to pay his childs donation, where the child of the one who gave bribe would have lost the chance to pay for basic fee.

  178. Siva Shankar Ramasamy

    is India is the land of corruption?

  179. India=Corrupt politicians+Corrupt people="SCAMS"……

  180. Amol Sadaphule

    jan lokpal bill is control corruption in INDIA bus tum logon ka sath chahiye yaar.

  181. In swiss bank it is estimated 40 lakh crore of money and our government is so corrupt, I think india is rightly a golden sparrow even today and I am also stubborn on the fact that if congress would be there our money one day will be completely wiped out! leaving indians paupers!

  182. its completely depend on individual's attitude, some person is using his/her office for personal benifit.

  183. viral, aap ka kaam tharif e kabil hai , par yeh to sirf trailer hai picture abhi baki hai mere dost, like jharkand minesscam, bellary reddy bros mines scam, lavasascam,hd kumarswamy landscam, bs yeddi land scam,,,,,,,,,,,etc

  184. Omg..

  185. Omg..

  186. Rohit Mahajan

    congress is the king of corruption……..then made the india like hell…

  187. Sekar Sekaran

    India is rich country, but Indians are very poor.

  188. Manish Agrawal

    kale dhan ko vapish lane ke liye kalei trike se priyash karna chahiye………..

  189. a. Raja is rocking in scams.

  190. Mithun Chandra

    as a responsible indian let us through them…..as much as possible fight against corruption…

  191. india n corruption…aftr dese big scams…seems synonmous…

  192. wow we have a diversity of scams also…..

  193. DrInder Kumar Garg

    bull shit……….congress ko bhagao yaro.

  194. is there any way to get rid of these condition

  195. Agar hame corruption jad se mitaana hai to..sabse phale hame indian constition ko badlana hoga. Apne savidaan me modification karne honge.anna hazare jo be mat diya hai corruption mitaane ke liye pura desh unka samartan kar raha hai but hamari goverment isko maan ne ke liye tyar he nahi.jab poltician janta ke bhalaye chahte to janta ke baato ka samarthan kyu nahi karti…

  196. The biggest scams were committed by the rulers of the state or country at the time. There is a reason why we have continued to preserve the convoluted British political and legal framework, it isolates the rulers from the common people and keeps them in power, allowing them to keep exploiting the country just like the British.

  197. Ushang Chhatbar

    kikk the congress n bring BJP.

  198. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  199. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  200. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  201. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  202. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  203. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  204. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  205. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  206. just think that how much of this money they use….Less than 1 %.

  207. Sirf Politician ko dosh dena theek nahi. Kya Property sale Purchase me 40% se 70% Paisa Black Money Involve nahi Hai. Kya Cloth, Medicine, Gold, Daily Needs ka Multi Lakh Rupeye ka Sale Purchase Bina Invoice ke Black Money Karne vale Businessman isme Shamil Nahi Hai. Kya vakeel Doctor aadi professional apna kaam poori imandari aur sacchayi ke sath kar rahe hai. Kya Baba Ramdeo aur anna hazare Apne apne Lakho Imandar Suppoter Ka Naam With Address Public aur media KE Samne Jahir KAr Sakte Hai. More Than 90% Log Jo kahi bhi kisi bhi roop me Power me hai Corruption me Shamil hai. Jaruri yah hai ki har vayakti Apna kaam Imamdari se deshhit me karene ka nischay kare. This is the first lesson to learn: be determined not to curse anything outside, not to lay the blame upon anyone outside, but stand up, lay the blame on yourself. You will find that is always true. Get hold of yourself. Swami Vivekanand

  208. Great compilation & interesting read,m sure there is no dearth in INDIA of scams but the ones with more zeros make it to the top slot.

  209. Baljeet Singh

    Tamal Mazumdar ji, Namashkaar,,,,,,,, yeh chor LOKESHWAR DEV JAIN aur uski CHORNI wifi PRIYANKA SARASWAT ye abhi India mai he kahin chhupe hue hain, thora time pass kar K yeh dono apnay bachon k sath nazar ayengay, magar ye dono bachengay nahi dunia ki nazar say, Bhagwan inko sazaa Jaroor dega, in dono nay 2.5 lac logo ka paisa khaya hai jo ki 1,000 crore say bho jyada hai,,, God is great,, yeh dono jaldi pakrray jayengay,,, yeh dono kuttay ki maut marengay,,, for sure,,,,,,

  210. Dear Everyone there is someone that call himself leads and SMTP seller in India, he has a website the name of the website is http://www.fommyss.com and his email id is fommys@ymail.com, His Name: Daksh Nayak, his location : Ahmedabad – 380015 (INDIA). he is a great scammer do not go near him, because all he want to do is either scam you or rip you off. he just rip me off my cool dollars anyway and i will not want this to happen to anyone else thats why i am posting it online so everyone can see this. his contact phone number is this +919724315096. if you call him he will never answer the call after he scam you so please kindly dont send your cool cash to him

  211. TAMAL MAZUMDAR

    bhai logo ek aur scam bahut recent hua hain jisme karib 200000 investors ka paisa lekar bhag gaya hain lokeshwar dev jain and uska wife priyanka saraswat dev and unlogon ka office tha near kirtinagar metro station opposite radha palace karib 10000 crore ka scam hain

  212. hi viral. Good effort for exposing the perfect top 10. Thanks

  213. Kota Subrahmanyam

    I read 10 top list of corruptions in India, above, but there is one more to be added, i.e. lands scam, at Giri Nagar, Bangalore – 560 085, by B Krishna Bhat, who engaged in selling properties without title, by encroaching BDA lands, from the year 1984 till 2009, a span of 25 years, cheating nearly 9000 poor public of their hard earned money, amounting nearly Rs.540/= Crores, as per information material from Sub-Registrar Office – Kengeri, Bommanahalli, and Banashankari, under RTI Act. Recently, I lodged a complaint with Co-op. department, of 333 pages, and no action is taken till today. Infact, an attermpt was made to send me to jail by implicating me in false SC/ST criminal case # 260/2007, Dated 27-7-07, under prevention of SC/ST Atrocities Act, a non-bailable offence, for filing WP NO. 10813/07 (GM-PIL) praying the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka, for CBI enquiry. This petition was dismissed because the State Government + Home Department filed false Affidavits, the one who have to support me in my cause, because they are corrupt. I am still fighting, being one of the victim, and also being Pensioner from defence (from mediacl branch of Indian Navy), having served this Nation in two wars (in 1962 China Aggression & in 1971 Pakistan war. I will appreciate if any High Ranking Official come acrtoss of this post and rescue the victims, and bring the corrupt to books.

  214. Its an irony that the country of this magnitude has to suffer in the hands of a very few people against a population of tall order. Its a national shame! We need to evolve a second republic dovetailing issues plaguing our system!

  215. give information regarding the black money in india.

  216. hi viral thanks for giving valuable information to all the users of this site. you done a great job with this ionformation

  217. swiss bank black money???Indians have $1456 billion in Swiss banks. This amount is about 13 times larger than the country’s foreign debt Once this huge amount of black money and property comes back to India, the entire foreign debt can be repaid in 12 hours. after repaid every indian gets Rs.50,000 so there will be no poverty in india…………

  218. When illegal activity is permitted legally, how can you question or stop corruption. See the UGC announcement The last date for sumission of application is 02.05.11 with paying fee in the online before 28.04.11. But the result of the previous examination held in April 2010 has not yet been declared. It has been announce that the result will be announced in the 2nd week of May 2011. The conditions stipulates that the fees once remitted will not be returned on any account. A University commission whjich is going to select their Fellow ship/Lectures to teach the society/students is openly cheating every body by collecting money from students without announcing the result. Is it the way of collecting fund to UGC. Method of cheating starts at teaching centre. Then How will be the society which comes out will be. VERY, VERY SHAME. Not able to digest the things are happening. Change your self. Don’t show the way of cheating.

  219. hi viral, with this scams how we developed.what to do to avoid such.. in RTA offices u know how much money moving?any way pray god to change the politicians mind for good

  220. we are there with u anna many more annas required in this world

  221. Vijayanand Rao N

    Dear Viral, The youth of the Indian living a Painful life in india because of this politics Still to come some more Scam for Tamilnadu Govt. ……… soon. The complet TN polititions should be Bank A/c to be ceased and there family and there friends circule business to be cross verified by the center audit.

  222. Check out to view this humorous video on the scams done by the ministers: http://x.co/ministers

  223. pradyumna satpathy

    odisha mining scam worth of rupees 3lakh crores has not enlisted in top corruption list. why odisha has been deprived like other fields in national picture.Is not odisha a part of India ?

  224. Hi, Nice Work. I would like to bring one more to the notice of this junta, it is about PDS SCAM in north east. In this even one CM is alleged involved. Though not much detail is available.

  225. Relookinfo.com

    Hi, Nice article. The only reason that our country is still racing ahead despite these painful scamsters is the sheer effort of the Indian people. Anyway let’s hope that this thing will change. The start of the corruption dismantling process has begun and with the courts and the media breathing down the government’s neck, corruption has to scale down or become more sophisticated Thanks

  226. these all top 10 scams are veri nice..

  227. dis to bad to our country becoz dere lot people under unemployment ,illlliteracy, below poverty line leading there lives but dis scams in our country. represents india is not a democratic country its a politicians country with dis indian government has to change there entire system at the same time public has to change attitude

  228. We have Corruption, Scams, Poverty, Civic Issues etc but its “Not All Bad With India” http://bit.ly/NotallbadIndia

  229. As each year passes ,we see growing trends of scams which certainly india is facing. One of worst kind of scam ,2g spectrum is worst example and even it raises doubt over indian govt..being lazy in taking concrete action against the fraudsters. Thanks for informaion

  230. i think Adarsh Society Scam n Karnataka land scam should also b added to it…….these scams have been such a shame

  231. in these coruption , i think harshad mehta’s scam is more wrong because on that time india’s economic situation was very bad and poor so it was very bad …… Kher GOD IS GREAT

  232. Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

    Nearly all the communities in India (such as Bengali), are succumbed in ‘Culture of Poverty’(a theory introduced by an American anthropologist Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody is at all ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-administrative system, weak mother language, continuous absorption of common space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming parents (mindlessly) only by blindfold self-procreation, simply depriving their (the children) fundamental rights of a decent, caring society, fearless & dignified living. Do not ever look for any other positive alternative behaviour (values) to perform human way of parenthood, i.e. deliberately co-parenting of those children those are born out of ignorance, real poverty. All of us are being driven only by the very animal instinct. Can the Indians (Bengali) ever be able to bring that genuine freedom (from vicious cycle of ‘poverty’) in their own life/attitude, start themselves ‘Production of Space’ (Henri Lefebvre), at least, initiate a movement, by heart. - Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, 16/4, Girish Banerjee lane, Howrah-711101, India.

  233. Dear friend, I want to know in the past how many people got punishment after they are caught in corruption. So many scam surfaces every now and then. The concerned authorities are catching them but what is the result. If they do not get punishment what is the use of catching. I am really disturbed. MADHU.

    • To the best of my knowledge, its an absolute 0. New scams are unearthed everyday and we forget the old scams. Be it Bofors or Kargil coffin scam, it all just goes on and on for eternity. See the plight – a whistleblower from Haryana in the Forest department was so much harassed by his colleagues, seniors, politicians and police that the President had to interfere and quash all orders against him. If such is the state of affairs, its only a wild guess when we will see even a single scam closure with all the goons behind bars under non-bailable warrants or serving life terms.

      • Ashish, quite agree with you… the judiciary system is not empowered to treat these miscreants with tough wordings. They somehow get away too soon without strong penal actions.

        • I don’t think any strict actions will be taken against these people…if the strongest part of country -govt. is included in these types of scams.

    • Madhu, You’re right! At first, it takes years together to displace these miscreants from the system through the judicial process. Once they are proved guilty, the Indian laws are not good enough to grind such culprits completely out of the system. Sad but truth!

      • Rahul Gandhi himself told that it is Indian National Congress , the only political party in India which fights against corruption. Now Lalu Prasad who is convicted and gone to jail, got bail and still indulging in his dirty politics of secularism ( in fact he does know what it is and also corruption ) Only people know that corruption is there in all castes and religions and hence all should fight against it and those supporting it for the sake of votes. It is a pity within few weeks Rahul Gandhi held talks with Lalu and it seems they reached an agreement on seat sharing for outsiders. This is the stance of Congress’s so called Prime Ministerial candidate. No congress man in entire India commented on this. Surely people are observing it . If anybody thins these people will bring trasperency, he is a fool.

    • NONE OF THEM ARE PUNISHED AND SOME HAVE GOT CLEAN CHITS AND SOME HAVE RETIRED AND THEY ARE ALL LEADING ALUXURIOUS LIFE WITH THEIR ILLGOTTEN WEALTH

  234. these people should live with poor people who are leaving in slum arias by collecting wasteand quarelling for food and daily needs,then only they will realise what is poverty why it happennig with people

    • m making a list of indian scams from a-z n searching for scams starting vt alphabet v,w,x and z.if anyone can help pl do

  235. these scandels should be punished in the public place and in full gatherings -that no one cannot do again eny these son of a bich things,

  236. yes, but we need a healthy govt. how can we get it? we want people to think of it in a better manner. Cant we take an action on corrupt people? It is not possible with one man to get corruption free India. It should be done as a team work.as if we think of india and indian people in the freedom movement we have several leaders by whom the people were enlighted and fought with the false govt. we need correct decisions and we need proper leaders to guide the way.

    • This happened to me recently and I think many would relate themselves to my so called “story”. I had to get my voter card renewed/address changed since I recently relocated to another city owing to my job commitments. So I went to the concerned department to get the needful done. The department asked me for an address proof. Now, I relocated to a new city so my passport had the old address (they need an address proof again), I am yet to apply for a landline number (they need an address proof), the department would not accept my mobile bill as a valid document, my private bank statement of my savings account would not be considered either. I leave the department wondering – If I need the voter card to participate in the elections and serve as my address proof how on earth can I go ahead with it? Coming on corruption – Each and every person that I have seen in the government organization is corrupt. They need someone to grease their palms. And yes, the saviors, the police themselves are so corrupt that the less we speak about them, the better it is. Leaders who would really change the face of India and get it to corruption free status have loads of backlog to carry. Often their decisions displeases someone in the “ruling government” and they are left gasping for air. A single window public grievance solution system should be incorporated in all towns and villages. Direct under the control of a team constituting of Home Minister, CAG, Anti corruption bureau reporting to the President. If not, lets choose another Hitler or Mussolini to weed out these corrupt politicians and officials.

  237. yes, but we need a healthy govt. how can we get it? we want people to think of it in a better manner. Cant we take an action on corrupt people? It is not possible with one man to get corruption free India. It should be done as a team work.

    • s sir, u r right, but iam earning weekly 1000 rupees, sometimes this amount also not even get. i am living with my wife two kids my father and mother, how can i think about my scam eroded country. first i have to think about my family. we all poor peoples get tired about the selection of good people on the eve of election. So all we are ready to fucked up again and again, ready to beg even roadside also.

  238. New year has started with old beginnings.Politics,scams & Cricket dominate r headlines again. http://bit.ly/IPL2011

  239. Nice compilation. Just my two cents – DSQ , Enron and the Golden Forest Scam should find their way in the list of the top 10. There is hardly any branch or stream that is untouched by scams. However, the worse part is that no matter how many scams are unearthed, justice is hardly served. And when it is finally served (lucky few!) most of the recipients have already bid farewell to this world and others are too old to even remember what the scam was.

  240. Scams as long as they not detected or spoken of will pass on as normal works. So far we are seeing in papers about 2G scam, CWG scam etc. But there is a much bigger scam that is going to unfirl very soon connected to Banking industry – involving various facets like recruitment, take over of fraud accounts by other public sector Banks from the affected public sector Bank etc. The new master mind frauds that are played but veteran vigilance agencies that are closing their eyes are on take over scams in public sector Banks. I can quote a small example. A fraud account is financed by a public sector bank and the sanctioning authority knows it is a fraud account. The account operates for an year or two and when the fraud is detected, another public sector bank takes over the account and the sanctioning authority in the previous Bank is not questioned as the account is fully adjusted in his bank. Only as an eye wash they catch hold of the poor Branch Manager, who becomes a scape goat in the entire episode. Bank donot pursue the matter as there is no monetary loss to the Bank. The borrower repeats the same feat in the next Bank and the process continues. This only indicates that there is a consortium of top Bank executives of public sector banks who protect each other in this wily way. It is time CBI / CVC should look into all these cases of take over accounts even when the accounts are closed. Probably we may unearth a much bigger scam than Teclecom / 2G scam. Apart from this after disbanding of BSRB, some of the public sector banks are involved in large scale recruitment scams which need to be impartially be probed by CBI & CVC.

  241. Hi Viral, Good compilation, I believe the list of scams in India is so long that figuring out top 10 of those would have been a really difficult task, The Neera Radia case & the Adarsh society case are the limelights these days.. Corruption is an inseperable part of India, i feel sad to write but we are living in a society where govt knows how to extract money from commoners & leave no stone unturned to dupe them The amount of tax that we pay each day on every money we spend helps in increasing Mayawati’s yearly income to crores .. A common man is left with nothing, he cannot even fill in a DDA form n expect transparency in the results for allotments. The country is being put to shame, thanks to these politicians.they can fall to any level to keep their pockets warm…

    • Anuja, While this article was published Adarsh and Niira Radia were still not unearthed at their fullest. No doubt, 2010 can be termed as the year of scams.

  242. its our tax money being eaten up by these politicians…….

  243. Dear Viral The Article is quite good.. infact it covers a large area of scams all over Indian. But I fear you missed out on the Adarsh Complex scam. Check it out All the best Keep writing.

    • Sherel, You’re right… I’ve missed writing about the Adarsh housing society scam and also the most recent bribes for real estate bank loans scandal. But, since I had to inculcate only Top 10 scams in India so far, it was not possible to include the above 2 scams (and, in fact, many more that went uncovered in above article). Hope you liked the compilation and the summarised brush-up for the above unfortunate events.

  244. Capt S.RAVICHANDRAN

    Dear Viral, A fine work of compilation.Having been in the NDA followed by the Indian Navy,corruption and bribes did not touch me,albeit there was another malaise that was present in the system that was equally abhorrent……bias,apple polishing and favouritism. If you care to notice,you would observe that officers in the ranks above Brig would mostly hail from Delhi n thereabouts….more on that later. How about taking on the money in swiss/cayman banks or is it a holy cow??nobody seems to be touching it. Ravi

    • Hello Captain, Thanks for leaving your valued comment. Apologies for a bit late reply as well. Yes, you’re right in saying that corruption is deep-rooted into our democratic system.

  245. Nice one, while Indian middle class is suffering from bad infrastructure, inflation etc. Babu & Netas seem to living happy, in spite of many scam. Wish to add one more and the lastest, the Housing loan scam brought out by CBI on Nov 24th involving LIC Housing finance and some of the nationalised bank. Unfortunately, the amount is still unknown,not much details have come out…

    • M. Guha Rajan, You’re right. Actually, the scam had just broken at the time while I was writing this article. So, could not include it in this scamtational post. It is said that such irregularities and corruption was always prevelant in the Housing Finance business in assoication with real estate builders. Just that this particular instance of scam broke out in public. Many such thriving scams might still be lingering in the system behind the veils.

  246. Great compilation & interesting read,m sure there is no dearth in INDIA of scams but the ones with more zeros make it to the top slot.

    • Charu, Looking at the way some of these scams have been coming out, including the recent one of housing finance scam, it really seems that the rogues are no more interested in smaller fishes. They want shark-sized baits and make life time earnings from their unscrupulous acts. Good to know that you found the article interesting :)

  247. @viral: kudos for another nice article…. u just seem to be getting better & better ! :) few points: what surprises me most, & makes me stand in awe is the astonishing growth of our country inspite of such scams . . . which proves there are ‘good’ peops working quietly, doing their bit, & never coming into limelight ! cheers to their spirit ! now, what i wonder is is it the system that is wrong, or the janata’s constant striving to overtake the system . . . . i mean ofcourse, we need to improve the systems to ensure less corruptions, like maybe having cameras. . . .et al, but fundamentally speaking, are they completely inefficient??/ or we just need to improve the technicalities?? can we really bring about a phenomenal change in corruption, or will it continue like this only ! could be what comes up is hardly a tip of the ice-berg. i am sure the media can keep going to the bank w/ all these scams,….+ there would be all sorts of people involved in it. but public memory is short. i read/heard abt CWG here after a long time it feels ! from here, how can we grow??? how can we ensure, that such things don’t happen ??

    • Nikhil, Nice to know that you liked the article. I hope you enjoyed it. Yes, as you said good people are still prevailing in the system. but, the nexus of corrupted people is so humungous that the good deeds get washed away by the maligned actions of the unscrupulous politicians. These multi-thousand crore worth of scams are too big to engulf behind the savings and growth propelled by the good people. The magnitude of scams are much bigger than ever before. The stakes have gone up and so has corruption charges.

  248. Sukhminder Sukhi

    your list is incomplete my friend…how can you forget Harshad Mehta…how much ..67000 Crore?

    • Sukhminder Sukhi

      Sorry didn’t see earlier, it is there at #9. And then we say there is no progress in India. Poverty is not going away, why there is so much unemployment, brain drain and so on. because so many lakh crores have vanished into the thin air. Well, that is not a big deal. We are dildaar Indians. Big deal is all these scammers are still alive, enjoying their empires. And who is fucked up everyday is an honest man, a school teacher or a farmer, who won’t be ever able to buy a car or dream. The are living just to hear about another scam after another. What can laws of the land do when they are sold and mold for them, they are only for you and me… I heard Kasab is also still alive. Out of this all ..one things has surely happened. I no longer now see or hear: Mera Bharat Mahaan…after all hypes don’t live longer!

      • Sukhminder, Agreed with your view. In fact, just when a feeling of a calm was creeping in during the UPA’s 1st term, it panned out to be a calm before the storm. and, the UPA-II has been the term of exposing all those scandals. At least, some of these scams are coming to the public light. Rather I feel this could just be a tip of the iceberg. God alone knows how many more scam would have been supressed under the table… out from the public reach. Hopefully, the media should play a crucial role in exposing some of these unearthed scams. Will media live up to the expectations???

  249. K V Gopalakrishnan

    I call it a double standard: while even a small time thief is looked down upon by the society, the looters in the garb of netas and babus are only glorified by the same society. Our netas and babus know this only too well and are pretty comfortable that despite all the screaming headlines of this scams and mega-scams, their shelf life is only till the next mega-mega scams break out and they happen in maddening regularity.

  250. Dinesh Chanchalani

    All these scams will soon be overshadowed by the #barkhagate #mediamafia scam

  251. Hello Viral, Nice compilation. However I have a suggestion. Most of us are used to the amounts in thousands of crores, be it in company business figures or mergers and aquisitions or new project costs. Now the scams have graduated to lakhs of crores. But most of us can not visualize one lakh seventy six thousand crores. I have read an article some where which makes it convenient for ordinary people like me. They say 2G scam is worth 38 billion USD equivalent. See? very simple. Now we can understand that it is equivalent to our trade deficit for one year or twice the size of FII inflows. Only yesterday another interesting Top of the world list was announced in rediff. Its No. 1 Shop lifters in the world. India tops with anual 2.6 billion USD worth of shop lifting. Though this is irrelavent to the topic of the article, I just thought to say that its in our genes that we loot where ever possible irrespective of status of the person. If they are politicians / businessmen, they do it big. Even normal people do the looting if possible. I also do not intend to imply that only Indians do it. When I saw the shoplifting list, I was surprised to find Finland, Norway, Denmark which are ahead in all kinds of standard fo living lists are among top 10 shop lifters!!

  252. Hi Viral, Thanks for a compiling a very entertaining list of scams. I am sure you had to be very selective for choosing the Top 10!

    • Madhav, Selecting the Top 2 scandals was as simple as doing a catwalk (though, I realize that even doing a catwalk is not so easy!), as not many scams in Indian have so far crossed Rs.20-30 thousand crores in terms of size. So far as the Telgi scam is concerned, I was definitely a bit surprised to realize that it could well be the third biggest scam in India. And yeah… it is also one of the few scandals wherein the culprit is actually behind the bars. Hope you ‘enjoyed’ the compilation, rather I would use the word ‘disgraced’ by the list of scams in India.

    • Yeah , right. No any person is present here who is unculprit. But being a Indian we are suppose to try to remove it … We should never give up.

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