Getting rich in the name of the poor shows moral bankruptcy
The war of words for and against Team Anna has exposed another facet of corruption (War on Team Anna heats up, October 24). Members of Team Anna are expected to clear all doubts and come clean before the public. Every year, huge funds are allocated to organisations that claim to engage in social service. A review of the criteria for allocation of funds to NGOs, social foundations and trusts and also the conditions for eligibility for exemptions under the tax laws is urgently required so that individuals do not get rich in the name of helping the poor.
VN Kesavan, via email
There is a lot to a name
With reference to KumKum Dasgupta’s article Small step, big footprint (October 24), the Satara administration’s gesture to give a new identity to unwanted girls is indeed welcome. Bottom-up approaches have the potential to solve many dire problems. It is our responsibility as individuals and as a part of society to eradicate discrimination against girls. Hopefully, other district authorities will learn something from Satara’s novel approach.
Bal Govind, Noida
It simply will not add up
This refers to the report RBI’s Diwali bomb: Another rate hike likely (October 24). Tightening monetary policy by the central bank to control inflationary pressure is likely to be counter-productive. It cannot control the circulation of money but will end up adversely affecting industrial production, trade and further derail growth. Corruption generates black money and is the primary cause of inflation.
AL Agarwal, Delhi