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Transparency in Governance

 24 November 2018
 Poona Club, Pune
 Mr Vivek Velankar
 Nomination Committee convenor - Rtn. Raman Nanda handed over the list of nominations for the Board of Directors for RY 2019-20, to the President, who announced them. Relevant extract of the bye-laws regarding election, if necessary, to be held during the forthcoming AGM were read out. The members wished Rtn. PP Nani Desai on his birthday. R’Ann Dr. Sita Bhatia introduced the guest speaker – social activist Mr. Vivek Velankar who spoke on “Transparency in Governance”. Mr. Velankar opined that lack of transparency in the functioning of government at the local, state and central level is the root cause of corruption. He shared examples of corrupt practices in purchase of medicines in PMC, under-reporting of vehicle traffic and under-collection of toll on highways, increase in motor insurance premium due to losses incurred by insurance companies not complying with claw-back rules. Mr. Velankar also shared instances of feet dragging by government departments when respo