Corruption in India
November 6, 2006 5:01pm CST
The Berlin-based Transparency International, a watchdog that ranks nations on a corruption index annually, has placed India at 70th position with 3.3 points - up from last year's 88th rank with 2.9 points. Do you think situation in India has improved lately under ManMohan Singh's Government?
28 Dec 06
I would not say corruption has gone down under Manmohan singh's government but its due to the awakening of the mass media. See how the news channels are progressing with their new ideas like sting operations which has got the corrupt personalities jumping all over the place. Maybe they are doing these sting operations to increase the ratings for their channel but also they are doing something rather than nothing thats rectifying the dents of corruption in our country to some extent. See the effect it has had, now those people think twice before taking bribe or troubling an innocent person.I think news channels and the growing competition within all news channels has helped cut down on some of the corruption in our country and i hope next year it only improves.
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27 Dec 06
According to me the situation has improved a bit under Manmohan Singh's government. But the improvement is seen only in the upper level of governance, especially the central government. The situation is the same at district and state level. The same is the case for courts. The corruption in supreme court and high court is extremely less, but when it comes to district court, still there is corruption and the cases can be bended as the rich wants to. I think its our responsibility to inform the anti-corruption bureau whenever we see cases of corruption.
29 Dec 06
You are right in India corruption figures are very high as compare to other countries. I think our political parties and leaders are responsible for corruption in India. They encourage the officers for corruption because they also have the share of this corruption. They influence their power during the investigation to their nears and dears. This leads to encouraged others to indulge in corruption. Now actually corruption has gone into the deep roots of our system and it is very difficult to uproot this evil. Now it requires very strong will power for any government to eliminate this system also we have to change our attitude if we want to make India corruption free.