One of the definitions given to corruption is "giving something to someone with power so that he will abuse hispower and act favouring the giver" which can also be extended to "the offering, giving, soliciting or acceptance of an inducement or reward, which may influence the action of any person". It seems as a matter of fact that most of the Indians are involved in corrupt practices in one way or the other either while we are getting our licence orwhen we break the traffic law or even when we need to register our house that is much cheaper that what weactually pay.
An apt description of the corruption that exists in India can be best summarized by the above image.
India in the Corruption PerceptionIndex (CPI)
India’s CPI score, based on global perception of corruption in India’s political class and public sector, wasunchanged at 3.4 out of 10.In the ranking, 83 other countries are less corrupt than India.India is globally perceived to be so lowin integrity because of rampant corruption among politicians in India,especially the waving of bundles of currency notes by MPs in parliament last year, which has caused a dent inIndia’s image. Also, Politicians have been found amassing huge wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income. Due to this, the Indian citizens are also reluctant to pay their due taxes, hence percolating corruption tolower levels of society. Eventually, this leads to the suffering of the poorest people who are affected by the lack of development in the country.Anupama Jha, the executive director ofTransparency InternationalIndia, said ranking it was a matter of concernfor the nation as the global corruption perception was badly affecting foreign investment in the country.