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CORRUPTION- A RUINOUS ACT

As and when we hear the word corruption, it directly links us with those passive government organisations that do not conduct their work at all or do the work inefficiently. The corruption is majorly related with the bribery concept.

It would not be wrong if we say that, corruption leads us to the path that ends at destruction of humanity and the society as a whole. Manytime it happens that, when a person joins any government sector he is not at all ready to take bribe but environment in which he works forces him to mix with those elements that usually demand bribe. If he/she do not do so then, the situation would be made more worse by the people already engaged with that unit.

A Study conducted in the year 2008, Transparency International reports about 40% of Indians had firsthand experience of paying bribes or using a contact to get a job done in public sector units(PSUs).

In the year 2012, India stands 94th out of 176 countries in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. It would be wrong to blame one person because it is the fault of system that allows such corrupt officials to do so.

There are many reasons for corruption. Following some points will clarify the hidden reasons engaged for this fatal act of corruption:

  • The wish to pay lower taxes than the actual tax liability by the state explains the demand side of corruption. The net result is that the corrupt officials collect bribes, the government fails to collect taxes for its own budget, and corruption grows. Due to this, government do not receive revenue and has to forcibly increase the prices of goods and services.
  • Orthodox norms of the government and regulation bureaucracy encourages corruption.
  • Incongruous tax structures of the government increases chances of corruption.
  • Government restriction over certain businesses in their day-to-day operations encourages the business to give bribe to the corrupt government officials.
  • In some cases of high taxes, offering bribe is cheaper as compared to actual tax liability.

With a view to remove corruption practices, Government started many anti-corruption laws in India like:

  • IPC (Indian Penal Code), 1860.
  • The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
  • The BENAMI Transactions Act, 1988.
  • The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 which came into force from 16 January 2014.

There are significant variations in level of corruption as well as in state government efforts to reduce corruption across India. If the efforts are made by the central government effectively then, it would definitely result in ZERO corruption in India. Furthermore, WE the people of the nation are widely involved in the corruption due to which the efforts of government go in vein.

So, in order to see OUR nation corruption-free, all the citizens of country need to do efforts and extinct this corruption from our nation. So, let us join our hands and efforts for removing corruption so that our henceforth generation do dot become prey of corruption.

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