The top secret documents of the government are known in popular parlance as the X files, Nation is shocked with the startling revelations that some corporates in nexus with journalist and government officials have accessed such documents. Though media has popularised this phenomenon as corporate espionage, the act of trading secrets from the government offices for commercial gains is the case of national crime. Everybody is surprised with this expose except corporate, journalists and bureaucrats. The simple reason is since the days of closed socialist economy, intruding into the government system to pressurise the decisions, was common for these classes.
Another Corporate Espionage: The Silent Threat
In the age of open market economy, lobbying and corporate spying each other may be a common practice, but penetrating into government system is the symptom that our mindset is still socialistic. Now many decisions made and reversed by the UPA regime in the last 10 years are also under scanner, as environment, power, telecom, IT and defence were the ministries where decision making process was dubious.
Interestingly, the National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval had advised the ministries about the possible leakages. It is his investigation acumen that has helped Delhi police to expose this scandal. According to police, this can turn out to be Rs 10,000cr scam. The real issue is not whether the corporate houses used the information to sell or to beat their competitors but of how much the government system has rotten over the period of time and how far it has impacted our economy and security. The swift action by the Delhi police with support from the Government shows the determination to clean up the menace. Organiser reviews the scam and its possible fallouts.