Satyendra Kumar Dubey: Public servant – India (Posthumous) (Integrity Award)

Filed under - Whistleblowing

Received the Award on 7 October 2004

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"Mr Dubey laid down his life in fighting the scourge of corruption. He could either have gone with the tide or kept his anonymity by remaining in the background. But, he boldly chose to be in the forefront and fight for justice. His death is a testimony to his idealism and a source of inspiration to the people who are keen to fight the evil of corruption."
R.H. Tahiliani, Chairman, Transparency International India

Satyendra Kumar Dubey, former Deputy General Manager of the National Highway Authority in India, was overseeing a road project worth billions of dollars when he was killed on 27 November 2003, at the age of 31. His was murdered after his name was leaked in connection with a complaint about corruption he had sent to the prime minister's office and the road network authority. His death caused an outcry of condemnation and sympathy in a country where public money is frequently siphoned off from large government projects through corruption and where there is widespread indifference among officials unaccustomed to having to justify their actions publicly. As well as emerging as a focal point for resistance to corruption and dishonesty, Dubey's death has led to renewed demands for laws to protect whistleblowers. He received the Integrity Award posthumously in 2004.

Country / Territory - India   
Region - Asia Pacific   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Accountability   |   Politics and government   |   Public procurement   |   Whistleblowing   

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