Transparency survey reveals corruption rising in India

Corruption has gone up in the country during last one year, according to a survey by Transparency International India. 

Published: 11th October 2018 07:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2018 07:05 AM   |  A+A-


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NEW DELHI:  Corruption has gone up in the country during last one year, according to a survey by Transparency International India. In the survey, conducted in association with the online community platform Local Circles, about 56 per cent citizens admitted to paying bribe during the last one year. During last year’s survey, 45 per cent of the participants had admitted to paying bribes.

To another question on availability of anti-corruption helpline, 91 per cent of the respondents said either their states had no anti-corruption helpline or they were not aware about the existence of such helpline. This shows a lack of will from the states to ensure that citizens get involved in the fight against corruption.
The survey further revealed that cash is still the primary mode of bribery. Around 39 per cent of the participants said they had paid cash as bribes, followed by bribes through agents (25%) and bribes in kind (1%).

Lack of will and initiative on the part of the state government is again brought to the forefront as 48 per cent respondents said their state had taken no steps at all to curb corruption. Nearly 41 per cent of the citizens who participated in the survey were of the view that the new amended anti-corruption law will not have much effect. As many as 63 per cent felt the amended law would increase the victimisation of innocent, honest people by public officials.

About 49 per cent respondents said that the clause mandating prior approval of an authority before a public official can be investigated would lead to an increase in bribery and corruption.

Paid bribes

In Delhi, 46 per cent of the residents who participated in the survey admitted to paying bribes to get their works done — 16% did so several times and 30% did that hust once or twice.


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  • John Paily

    And RBI said note banning of 500 and 100o denomination proved No Black Money- Twice the government gave cover to convert black money into white money - They have introduced 2000 denomination - the Common man is not even thinking how all the black money got covered into white money in one short. Very clear of intelligent evil is ruling our economy.
    3 years ago reply
  • Vijay M

    Corruption and 'collection of hafta" has been part and parcel of the Indian ingrained psyche as far as the days of the Chanakya Niti as far as 300 BC.The Niti has many a specific references to the King
    3 years ago reply
  • K Adam

    It does not surprise any more. It only go upwards which ever govt rules indi a .it is in India n blood and culture.inside of our tall claims of our ancient dharma.the VEDAs &Upanishads teach high morals
    3 years ago reply
  • SuchindranathAiyerS

    In response to the latest anti-corruption law which makes submission to extortion (i.e. bribe giving) a crime and grants extortionists (Judges and Givt employees) immunity
    3 years ago reply
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