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India Attempts to Tackle the Supply Side of Bribery

Aarti Maharaj | June 22, 2015

In an effort to transform the business environment in India, the Union Cabinet agreed to move forward in making ‘Cabinet Amendments’ to the PoCA Amendment Bill, which will need approval from the Indian Parliament to become part of the country’s anti-corruption law.  According to Global Compliance News the Law Commission’s amendments follow guidance taken from the U.K. Bribery Act and it provides guidelines on “adequate procedures” that companies should follow, which includes executive commitment, due diligence, training and monitoring and review.

“For the first time in India, the supply side of bribery is being tackled,” says Suhas Tuljapurkar, managing partner, India-based Legasis, a provider of compliance and ethics solutions. “Around 2009 the Courts in India became proactive and virtually started monitoring the cases...

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