Consider the following statements:
Assertion: Government of India has recently created a GOM to consider amendment to Article 311 of the Constitution
Reason: The provisions of Article 311 have come in the way of bringing corrupt civil servants to book and create obstacles for expeditious punitive action.
Choose the correct option:
Article 311 provides protection to Public servants. There is need for rationalization and simplification of procedures to prevent the corrupt and dishonest elements in the system from cornering the benefits of the constitutional safeguards. Central Government has constituted a GoM to consider measures that can be taken to tackle corruption. One of the terms of reference is to consider amendment to Article 311 of the Constitution to provide for summary proceedings in cases of grave misdemeanour or blatant corruption by public servants. The issue is under consideration of GoM.
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