List of known Indian “scams” or corruption scandals in reverse chronological order

An anonymous handle on a news post had gone to the trouble of detailing all the scams in India since independence and I thought i might reproduce it here.Of course,there may well be more,or perhaps there are those in this list that aren’t really scams.But here goes.


All cases against all political parties withdrawn.

Cases include but not limited to:
IGI airport Scam – Central government lost 163,000 crore (US$32.52 billion) by not Auctioning land says CAG’s
Coal Mining Scam – Central government lost 1,070,000 crore (US$213.47 billion) by not Auctioning Coal Blocks says CAG’s 110 page draft report
Karnataka Wakf Board Land Scam – 200,000 crore (US$39.9 billion)
Andhra Pradesh land scam – 100,000 crore (US$19.95 billion)
Forex derivates scam – 32,000 crore (US$6.38 billion)
Service Tax and Central Excise Duty fraud – 19,159 crore (US$3.82 billion) crore)
Gujarat PSU financial irregularities – 17,000 crore (US$3.39 billion)
Maharashtra stamp duty scam – 640 crore (US$127.68 million)
Maharashtra land scam
MHADA repair scam – 100 crore (US$19.95 million)
Highway scam – 70 crore (US$13.97 million)
Ministry of External Affairs gift scam
Himachal Pradesh pulse scam
Flying Club fraud – 190 crore (US$37.91 million)
Andhra Pradesh liquor scam[33][34]
Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam – Approximately 50 crore (US$9.98 million)
Jammu and Kashmir PHE scam
Jammu and Kashmir recruitment scam
Jammu and Kashmir examgate
Jammu and Kashmir dental scam
Punjab paddy scam – 18 crore (US$3.59 million)
NHPC cement scam[44]
Haryana forest scam
Girivan (Pune) land scam(not to be confused with Pune land scam which came to light during 2011)
Toilet scam
Uttar Pradesh stamp duty scam – 1,200 crore (US$239.4 million)
Uttar Pradesh horticulture scam – 70 crore (US$13.97 million)
Uttar Pradesh palm tree plantation scam – 55 crore (US$10.97 million)
Uttar Pradesh seed scam – 50 crore (US$9.98 million)
Uttar Pradesh elephant statue scam
Patiala land scam – 250 crore (US$49.88 million)
Tax refund scam – 3 crore (US$598,500)
Bengaluru Mayor’s fund scam
Ranchi real estate scam
Delhi surgical gloves procurement scam
Aadhar scam
BEML housing society scam
MSTC gold export scam – 464 crore (US$92.57 million)
TIN scam
Nayagaon (Punjab) land scam

Uttar Pradesh NRHM scam – 10,000 crore (US$2 billion)
ISRO’s S-band scam (also known as ISRO-Devas deal, the deal was later called off) – 200,000 crore (US$39.9 billion)
NTRO scam – 800 crore (US$159.6 million)
KG Basin Oil scam
Goa mining scam
Bellary mining scam
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike scam – 3,207 crore (US$639.8 million)
Himachal Pradesh HIMUDA housing scam
Pune housing scam
Pune land scam
Orissa pulse scam – 700 crore (US$139.65 million)
Kerala investment scam – 1,000 crore (US$199.5 million)
Mumbai Sales Tax fraud – 1,000 crore (US$199.5 million)
Maharashtra education scam – 1,000 crore (US$199.5 million)
Maharashtra PDS scam
Uttar Pradesh TET scam
Uttar Pradesh MGNREGA scam
Orissa MGNREGA scam
Indian Air Force land scam
Tatra scam – 750 crore (US$149.63 million)
Bihar Solar lamp scam – 40 crore (US$7.98 million)
BL Kashyap – EPFO scam – 169 crore (US$33.72 million)
Assam Education scam
Stamp Paper scam (not to be confused with Abdul Karim Telgi’s Stamp Paper scam) – 2.34 crore (US$466,830)
Pune ULC scam
2G spectrum scam – In the audit report, CAG puts the loss at 176,000 crore (US$35.11 billion) [149] whereas CBI pegs the loss at 30,984 crore (US$6.18 billion)
Adarsh Housing Society scam
Commonwealth Games scam
Uttar Pradesh food grain scam – 35,000 crore (US$6.98 billion)
Assam North Cachar Hills scam – 1,000 crore (US$199.5 million)
Arunachal Pradesh PDS scam – 1,000 crore (US$199.5 million)
LIC housing loan scam
Belekeri port scam
Andhra Pradesh Emmar scam – 2,500 crore (US$498.75 million)
Madhya Pradesh MGNREGA scam – 9 crore (US$1.8 million)
Jharkhand MGNREGA scam
Indian Premier League scandal
Karnataka land scam
Karnataka housing board scam
Uttrakhand Citurgia land scam
MCI bribery scandal
Chandigarh booth scam


Madhu Koda mining scam
Goa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) scam
Rice export scam – 2,500 crore (US$498.75 million)
Orissa mining scam – 7,000 crore (US$1.4 billion)
Orissa paddy scam
Sukhna land scam – Darjeeling
Vasundhara Raje land scam
Austral Coke scam – 1,000 crore (US$199.5 million)
Gujarat’s VDSGCU Sugarcane scam – 18.7 crore (US$3.73 million)

Cash for Vote Scandal
Hasan Ali black money controversy
The Satyam scam
State Bank of Saurashtra scam – 95 crore (US$18.95 million)
Army ration pilferage scam – 5,000 crore (US$997.5 million)
Jharkhand medical equipment scam – 130 crore (US$25.94 million)
Haryana Teachers’ recruitment scam
Paazee Forex scam – 800 crore (US$159.6 million)

Kerala ice cream parlour seks scandal
Scorpene Deal scam
Punjab city centre project scam – 1,500 crore (US$299.25 million)
Uttar Pradesh ayurveda scam – 26 crore (US$5.19 million)
Navy War Room Spy Scandal (related to Scorpene Deal Scam)

Taj Co-operative Group Housing Scheme scam – 4,000 crore (US$798 million)
IPO scam
Oil for food scam
Bihar flood relief scam – 17 crore (US$3.39 million)

Gegong Apang PDS scam

Taj corridor scandal
HUDCO scam

Stamp paper scam – 20,000 crore (US$3.99 billion)
Provident Fund (PF) scam
Kargil coffin scam

Ketan Parekh securities scam
Barak Missile scandal
Calcutta Stock Exchange scam
India-South Africa match fixing scandal
UTI scam – 32 crore (US$6.38 million)


Cobbler scam
Hawala scandal
Bihar land scam – 400 crore (US$79.8 million)
SNC lavalin power project scam – 374 crore (US$74.61 million)
Sheregar Scam

Bihar fodder scam – 950 crore (US$189.53 million)
Sukh Ram telecom equipment scandal
C R Bhansali scam – 1,100 crore (US$219.45 million)
Fertiliser import scam – 133 crore (US$26.53 million)

Purulia arms drop case
Meghalya forest scam – 300 crore (US$59.85 million)
Preferential allotment scam – 5,000 crore (US$997.5 million)
Yugoslav Dinar Scam – 400 crore (US$79.8 million)

Sugar import scam

Harshad Mehta securities scam – 5,000 crore (US$997.5 million)
Palmolein Oil Import Scam, Kerala
Indian Bank scandal – 1,300 crore (US$259.35 million)

Airbus scandal


St Kitts forgery

Bofors Scandal

Cement Scam involving A R Antulay – 30 crore (US$5.99 million)


Kuo oil scandal – 2.2 crore (US$438,900)

Maruti scandal

Nagarwala scandal – 60 lakh (US$119,700)


Kaling tubes scandal

Pratap Singh Kairon scam

Teja loan scandal – 22 crore (US$4.39 million)


The Mundhra scandal – 1.2 crore (US$239,400)

BHU funds misappropriation – 50 lakh (US$99,800)

Cycle import scam


Jeep scandal – 80 lakh (US$159,600)


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