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National Seminar on Menace of Corruption and Black Money in India: Issues and Perspectives

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab is pleased to announce the National Seminar on Menace of Corruption and Black Money In India: Issues and Perspectives.

Date: 22nd August, 2015
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab

Theme of the Seminar:
India is on the path of economic growth and development, however, the development of the country is marred by corruption and black money. The menace of Corruption and Black Money, which is deep rooted in India, has not only affected the Indian economy but it has also adversely affected the credibility of the country world-wide.

Black money generated by corrupt means is kept out of the banking process in India and is also stashed abroad thereby adversely affecting the Indian Economy. Various laws have been enacted to deal with the issue including the recent Act passed by the Parliament in May 2015 i.e., The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Act, 2015. However, despite the enactment of laws to root out corruption and to plug black money and despite the establishment of Vigilance Commission, Enforcement Directorate, Lokpal, Lokayukta etc., the problem has reached monstrous proportions. In this backdrop, the Seminar attempts to explore various aspects of Corruption and Black Money in India, the efficacy of legal provisions and the role of investigating agencies in combating with this problem.


  • Black Money in India: Issues and Challenges
    • Menace, Magnitude and Causes of Black Money in India
    • Impact of Black Money on Indian Economy
    • Legal Control of Black Money: Law and Policy
    • Law Relating to Prevention of Money Laundering and its efficacy
    • Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion: National and International Perspectives
    • Role of Enforcement Agencies in Curbing Black Money

  • Corruption in India and Legal Mechanism
    • Fighting Corruption: National and International Perspectives
    • Legal Mechanism to root out Corruption in India and its Efficacy
    • Prevention of Corruption Act and its Efficacy
    • Growing Menace of Corruption in India: Reasons and Way Forward

  • Role of Investigating Agencies, Ombudsman, Media and Civil Society in Preventing and Combating Corruption
    • Role of Investigating Agencies, Vigilance Commission at State and National Level
    • Role of Lokpal / Lokayukta in combating Corruption
    • Role of Media
    • Role of Civil Society in exposing and fighting corruption

  • Corruption, Black Money vis-a-vis Accountability
    • Role of Right to Information Act in ensuring Transparency and Accountability
    • Political Accountability in India
    • Electoral Politics and Corruption
    • Corporate - Politicians Nexus and Corruption

Call for Papers:
Well researched papers on the theme of the Seminar are invited from academicians, research scholars, students, experts and groups involved in fighting corruption and black money in India. Abstracts of individual paper presentation proposals should be in about 300-500 words. The participants should include in the abstract, details as to the title, name of author(s), keywords, university / institution, email address, contact numbers and contact address. Peer review process will be followed in accepting papers for presentation and the participants shall be intimated.

Full length papers should not exceed 8000 words including endnotes / footnotes / references. Full length papers should be typed in MS word using Times New Roman Font Size 12 for the text, sub-heading font size 13, main-heading font size 14, line spacing 1.5. Abstracts and full length papers shall be emailed at

It is proposed to publish the selected research papers in the form of an edited book with ISBN Number. Only the full papers submitted before the deadline shall be considered for publication.

Web Conference:
The Seminar shall have a web conferencing session for the participants and the selected participants. To avail this facility, the participant should have submitted the abstract, registration fee and full length paper before the deadline and notified the intention to present the paper through web conferencing.

Details regarding web conferencing, schedule and other details shall be send separately.

Registration shall be online. For registration, click on our website Abstracts and full length papers shall be sent by email at Hard copy of full length papers shall be submitted at the registration desk on the day of seminar.

Registration Fee:
Registration Fee is Rs. 1250/- (separately for author and co-author). Only one co-author is allowed. Early Bird Registration (upto 31st July, 2015) is Rs. 1000/- (each for author and coauthor). Registration Fee shall be payable online.

Limited accommodation for participants on first come first serve basis is available on payment basis subject to prior intimation at the time of registration. For details, contact the seminar coordinator.

Important Dates:

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts

15th July, 2015

Early Bird Registration

31st July, 2015

Submission of Full Paper

12th August, 2015

Last Date for Registration and Payment

18th August, 2015

Dr. Manoj Sharma
Seminar Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Law
RGNUL, Punjab
Phone: +91-9888016788

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
Bhadson Road, Sidhuwal,
Patiala - 147001, Punjab
Phone: 0175 - 2391600/601/602, 0175 - 2391200

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