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Modi, Adani and Black Money. Where’s the Investigation Going?

The biggest black money case that has come up so far is that of the Adani group, promoted by Gautam Adani, one of Modi’s closest associates, writes Josy Joseph in his book A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India. Here’s an excerpt.

#18 worldwide by QS”, was also not substantiated.<br /> image<br /> flickr.com</li> <li>BYJU’s Classes: The advertisement claims, “Announcing excellent success ratio in our first IIT batch with 161 of 212 students clearing JEE Mains” and “Get classes from India’s best teachers”, were not substantiated with data. In addition, the claim “Bangalore’s Biggest Scholarship Test for 7th to 12th Class students”, was not substantiated with comparative data.</li> <li>Career Launcher: The claims in the advertisement state, “3 OUT OF 5 TOPPERS IN CLAT 2015 ARE CLSTians, 7 State Toppers & Counting”, were not substantiated. The advertisement claims, “CLAT CL Nagpur Students Create History! Swarnima Mukharjee AIR 204, Shrinkhala Shikhar AIR 606, Shivani Dixit AIR 561, Darshan Gandhi AIR 1472”. These claims were not substantiated. Another claim in the advertisement, “10/10 top Ranks in MNLUAT (NLU, Mumbai) are LSTians”, was not substantiated.</li> <li>Green Valley High School: The claims, “17 Acre Lush Green Campus” and “20 students per class”, were not substantiated.</li> <li>DPSG Dehradun: The claims, “DPSG – The Best CBSE Day Schools of India Now in Dehradun”, “DPS Ghaziabad ranked No.8 in the country”, were not substantiated.<br /> Complaints against advertisements of all educational institutes listed below mostly are UPHELD because of unsubstantiated claims that they ‘provide 100% placement/ AND/ OR they claim to be the No.1 in their respective fields’: Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (KL University), KLU University, Aishwarya Educational Trust (Audisankara Group of Institute), ANIHM Institute of Hotel Management, Nalanda Education Society, Academy of Commerce, The Institute of Education and Management, RojgarMahiti Kendra, Sun Infotech and JK Group of Institute.<br /> Media and entertainment</li> <li>TV 18 Broadcast Ltd (CNBC): The claim in the advertisement by CNBC, “‘No. 1 TV channel in India” was not substantiated and was found to be misleading.</li> <li>Living Media Ltd (India Today): The advertisement of India Today depicts a graph showing 4 News Channels i.e. INDIA TODAY, TIMES NOW, CNN IBN & NDTV 24<em>7 and in the graph. It is displayed that INDIA TODAY is leading the market by holding 33.1 % Market share, followed by Times Now channel with 24.8 %, CNN IBN with 10.5 % and NDTV 24</em>7 with 10. This advertisement does not show the total market share of 100%. They also claim to be ‘No.1 English News Channel’ without any source data specified in the advertisement. By providing incorrect information for the purposes of substantiating the claim made by India Today, the advertisement is false, misleading, and disparaging to the other news channels.<br /> Others</li> <li>Uber: “The advertisement by Uber states, ‘You drink, we drive’, when read in conjunction with the depiction of logos of bars such as Zara etc as #UBERAPPROVED PARTNERS, was seen to promote alcohol drinking,” CCC said.<br /> image<br /> @Uber_Canada</li> <li>Jasper Infotech (Snapdeal): The holding company of e-retailing firm Snapdeal was also pulled up for violating its code and depicting a visual of a man riding a bike without a helmet, which shows an unsafe practice.</li> <li>Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India: Advertisement by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India for Activa was also found “misleading by ambiguity and by omission”, where the two-wheeler maker had claimed schemes of lowest down payment of Rs 5,555 and lowest instalment of Rs 999 per month.</li> <li>Vodafone Essar: Telecom operator Vodafone Essar’s claim of ‘uninterrupted voice calls on 3G Network’ was not substantiated before it.</li> <li>Flipkart: The CCC has upheld two complaints against e-commerce firm Flipkart for claiming MRP of the product higher than the actual printed MRP and then offering it on discounted price. “The website communication claims the MRP of the product as Rs 999, when actual printed MRP on product is Rs 449 which is being offered as the discounted price. This distorts facts and is therefore misleading the consumers as to actual discount being offered,” CCC said.</li> <li>BSNL: The advertisement of BSNL’s website claims, “…..NOW BSNL AT YOUR DOORSTEP…. 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The practice of siphoning off ‘black money’ – the illegal earnings of India’s rich and powerful – has many dire implications, including a crippling effect on the country’s efforts at fighting poverty, illiteracy and other socio-economic challenges, scuttling national security priorities, fleecing the public exchequer and stymieing competition.

The BJP, which was the main opposition party in 2011, constituted a task force to study the phenomenon of black money and released a report later. The following year, the UPA government presented a white paper on black money in parliament. The presentation of this ninety-seven-page report was among the many actions that the government promised. Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, who became the thirteenth president of India a year later, admitted in the report: ‘There is no doubt that manifestation of black money in social, economic and political space of our lives has a debilitating effect on the institutions of governance and conduct of public policy in the country. Governance failure and corruption in the system affect the poor disproportionately. The success of an inclusive development strategy critically depends on the capacity of our society to root out the evil of corruption and black money from its very foundations. Our endeavour in this regard requires a speedy transition towards more transparent and result-oriented economic management systems in India.’

The white paper quoted a report by the World Bank in July 2010 that estimated ‘shadow economies’ of 162 countries from 1999 to 2007. It said that the weighted average size of the shadow economy (as a percentage of official GDP) of these countries in 2007 was 31% compared to 34% in 1999. For India, these figures were 20.7% and 23.2 % respectively. The government admitted that its own Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) found that the foreign direct investment from Mauritius between April 2000 and March 2011 was 41.8% of the entire amount received by India.

Read more here- http://thewire.in/58640/black-money-investigation-a-feast-of-vultures/

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  1. K SHESHU BABU

    The investigation on Adani group must be carried out to ascertain the biggest black money scandal. The matter has not come up into the public domain so far.

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