Till TN Seshan took charge as the Chief Election Commissioner of India, hardly anyone took notice of this post. Seshan came out with electoral reforms that turned the Election Commission into a powerful body. It remains so till this present day.
In 1993, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Deputy Commissioner GR Khairnar took on the then Chief Minister Sharad Pawar over corruption charges.
Even today it is the Comptroller and Auditor General's office that has had a big hand in exposing most of the scams in recent times.
1991. The Industry.
The end of the license raj created a brand new India. There is the negative side of scams. But there is also the positive side of entrepreneurship and world class companies.
The employment private companies generate now rival the government with some companies having six-figure employee strengths. One fillip has been the fact that commodities like cars, gas connections and phones were cumbersome and rare are now common.
In Picture: An officegoer walks past the statue of the bronze Bull outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on August 8, 2011.
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