Fictitious People, Real Corruption

The Indian Express reports:

Salaries to fictitious people, unqualified NGOs pulling strings, government officials getting cuts to award contracts, politician acting as middleman in bribery — the World Bank’s review of the second phase of the National Aids Control Programme is a sweeping indictment of the manner in which the programme was run.

Scroll to the second half of the piece and read the details—it demonstrates how remarkably sophisticated corruption in India is. Given how painstakingly we have built the systems that enable and nurture it, is that a surprise?

(Link via email from Kaushal Desai is response to this post.)