“Corruption is on the rise due to the collusion between the politicians and people in administration (bureaucrats). There will be no progress in controlling corruption unless that unholy nexus is broken,” he said at a seminar at the ACC headquarters in Dhaka on Sunday.
The Anti-Corruption Commission organised the seminar titled ‘Accountable administrative system: The way-forward to control and resist corruption’ as part of its Corruption Resistance Week.
“With my brief stint in government and from that experience, I know how the bureaucrats misguide the ministerial-level people with ill advice to get a file signed…I call it ‘nexus’,” said Prof Choudhury, a former faculty of BUET and current Vice-chancellor of Asia Pacific University.
He was an adviser to the caretaker government for 82 days in 1996.
Another former adviser to a caretaker government, M Hafizuddin Khan suggested emphasising accountability to reduce corruption.
“Accountability is absent in the administration now. If we want the administration to