When did the anti-corruption law come into force?
The first direct and consolidated law on corruption was the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), 1947, enacted to supplement the Indian Penal Code (IPC). In 1988, a new PCA was passed, repealing the 1947 Act and Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1952.
What is “corruption” under the Act? What is the punishment?
As per Section 7, a “public servant taking gratification other than legal remuneration in respect of an official act”. Sec 8 is about “taking gratification, in order, by corrupt or illegal means, to influence public servant”; Sec 9, “taking gratification, for exercise of personal influence with public servant”; Sec 11, “obtaining valuable thing, without consideration from person concerned in proceeding or business transacted by such public servant”. May attract up to seven years in jail and fine.
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