Q.4 What do you understand by Integrity Pacts? Highlight the role they can play in bringing transparency in allotment of public contracts and ensuring proper utilization of public funds in India. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- Explain in brief the concept of Integrity Pacts (IP). Elaborate how they can ensure transparency in public contracting and proper utilisation of public funds in India. Conclude briefly with the need for an institutional mechanism for IP implementation.