01 December, 2020

It’s A Bit Too Transparent

Corruption is only a close second to inflation and is seen as a bigger threat than terrorism

Sanjay Rawat
It’s A Bit Too Transparent

According to Transparency International, India ranks 87 in the 2010 corruption index in a list of 178 countries, ranked from very clean to highly corrupt. Ranked with India at 87 are Albania, Jamaica and Liberia. India slipped from 84 in 2009. In our country kickbacks, bribes, public swindles and land-grabbing is now virtually institutionalised. Clean politicians, bureaucrats and police officials are now seen as a rare, endangered species. And it’s not just people in government, even the private sector has seen its share of scams. In post-liberalisation India, the total money scammed off is estimated to be a staggering Rs 74 lakh crore.

Last year especially was the year of scams, including as it did the 2G and the CWG swindles. Has 2010 changed public perception of  corruption? An Outlook-CNN-IBN poll conducted by GfK Mode across eight cities...



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