Corruption is a cancer eating into the vitals of our society. It does not allow the under developed and developing nations to transcend and become developed nations. Most developing countries are doing well on many fronts – except tackling corruption – which in turn affects many development projects and impacts the grassroots by depriving the marginalised of essential benefits.
The rich are growing richer at the cost of the poor.
What is needed is a one-stop solution for solving the evil of Corruption.
The solution has to change the face of our society and take it from the downward path to one of upward growth.
One ideal solution would be, to register every citizen uniquely using their biometric (all finger prints, all fingers or palm vein) and issue Multi Purpose Biometric Smart Card cum Debit Card, linked to a Cashless Money Account.
Every transaction of every individual and organisation will be made through the Biometric Smart Card and the transactions will be made transparent on the web.
A suitable ‘e-Administration’ communication and transparency tool should be available for tracking all communications and compliance online by anyone anywhere. This would minimise corruption, to the point of eliminating it. It will create a level playing field.
Total transparency and accountability needs to be made a way of life. Every transaction must be made public, for public scrutiny. This would deter us from doing any thing on the sly.
We need to create a new world order, where every citizen has an equality of opportunity, and allow every individual to explore their potentials to the maximum.
This would encourage everyone to contribute their full potential, for the growth of the community and society at large without impeding the growth of others.
– Written by Kris Dev, ICT and e-Governance Consultant with 30 years global experience in Asia and Americas.