India is 88th on the Corruption Index! We Indians pay Rs 210 Billion (roughly USD 4.6 billion) in bribes to our Government employees!
The departments most corrupt are Indian Police and Lower Judiciary and the states most corrupt is BIHAR! The least is Kerala.
I am pretty sure that the Politicians would not be very far – in fact they would be the top!! It is instructive that the three arms of the Government – Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary are all corrupt! So where is the hope? Probably with economics picking up speed… Private sector might start pushing the bureaucracy and the Government.. as Infosys and WIPRO are doing in Bangalore!
Indians pay $4.6 billion in bribes each year to obtain basic services such as water and electricity, Transparency International said on Wednesday.
The survey, titled “India Corruption Study 2005,” sought the opinions of 14,405 respondents across India. “The total monetary value of petty corruption to get 11 basic services is estimated to be Rs 210 billion ($4.6 billion),” the report said.
Sixty-two per cent of respondents said they had “first-hand experience of paying a bribe or using a contact to get a job done in a public office”, the report said.
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