Corruption-A fact of life in the indian society

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Corruption: A fact of life in the Indian Society

  The consequences of corruption are well known. But, in India, these consequences are not well-realised. The public has not had an adequate realisation of the dangers of corruption. Corruption is Anti- national and Anti- economic development. We, as the inhabitants of this nation, have either given up hope of making our country less corrupt or, we have accepted corruption as a fact of life. It is not easy to define corruption. But in a narrow sense, corruption is mostly concerned with bribery and it takes several forms. Corruption has progressively increased and is now rampant in our society. Now, corruption is not only confined to politicians or the government alone. The fact is that most of the Indians are involved in corrupt practices in one way or the other, either due to greed or due to so called compulsion.

  There are not many causes of corruption. But amidst these few causes, there is one main cause. That one main cause is us, the people of India. Just so that our work becomes easy and fast going, we pay bribes and make sure our wanted work is done. The main cause is growing competition in this growing country. As the country grows, so does the corruption and blocks the growth. This is one of the reasons for India still being a less economically developed country. From small time clerks to the high profile politicians, commissioners, police inspectors, traffic police, stock exchange brokers, military establishments, recruiters, sportsmen, judiciary and most of the government employees, corruption is seen and felt in every transaction from bottom of the chain till the top. In this country, even the noblest places of education, schools are not spared. The schools, in the name of donation take an unofficial bribe from new parents for their child’s admission in the school. The reason given by the school is development of the school.

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  Even for the smallest of crimes committed, for example, caught talking on the phone while driving, the people give small bribes to the police guard in charge. Even for a passport, one first needs to give an unofficial fee to the doorman to let him in. Then, another unofficial fee to the person leading him to the man in charge. At last, one last bribe to the man in charge so that his application is for a passport is passed quickly. If we, as the people of India stop giving bribes, the corrupt officials will stop asking for them. ...

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