Corruption is still thriving in India
Corruption in India is an issue that adversely affects its economy of central, state and local government agencies. Not only has it held the economy back from reaching new heights, but rampant corruption has stunted the country’s development.
Corruption is a subject of intense debate, discussion and guesswork in India. Even as estimates have been made about the extent of corruption in India, the real magnitude might be far bigger than all the reports have suggested so far.
Corruption in the Indian society has prevailed from time immemorial in one form or the other. The basic inception of corruption started with our opportunistic leaders who have already done greater damage to our nation.
People who work on right principles are unrecognized and considered to be foolish in the modern society. Corruption in India is a result of the connection between bureaucrats, politicians and criminals.
Earlier, bribes were paid for getting wrong things done, but now bribe is paid for getting right things done at right time. Further, corruption has become something respectable in India, because respectable people are involved in it.
Social corruption like less weighing of products, adulteration in edible items, and bribery of various kind have incessantly prevailed in the society
Political corruption is worst in India. The major cause of concern is that corruption is weakening the political body and damaging the supreme importance of the law governing the society.
Nowadays politics is only for criminals and criminals are meant to be in politics. Elections in many parts of the country have become associated with a host of criminal activities.
Threatening voters to vote for a particular candidate or physically prevent voters from going in to the polling booth – especially weaker sections of the society like tribals, dalits and rural woman occurs frequently in several parts of the country.
A new report states that corruption across 20 states in India dropped by 10 per cent from 2018 to 2019. According to the ‘India Corruption Survey 2019’, conducted by independent agencies Transparency International India (TII) and Local Circles, the percentage of people who had paid bribes fell from 58 per cent in 2018 to 51 per cent this year. In 2017, the figure was 45 percent.
To eradicate corruption from our society a strong and effective leadership is needed. All those who are granted powers and authority through election should fulfill their promises and pledge given to people.
They should strive hard to eradicate corruption from government administrations. Remove unwanted hindrances and even laws which help the corrupt to escape punishment.