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Corruption means corrupt ethics. Corrupt means inadequate or impaired conduct. In other words, corruption implies behavior that is unethical and inappropriate in any way. When a person goes against the accepted rules of the judicial system and starts misbehaving to fulfill his selfish interest, then that person is called corrupt.
Today, corruption is spreading its roots in a country like India. There are many corrupt people in India. India ranks 94th in the world in terms of corruption. There are many forms of corruption such as bribery, black marketing, willfully raising prices, working with money, bringing cheap goods and selling expensive, etc
Corruption in India is in both tangible form and intangible form. The root of corruption is so deep here that there is hardly any area left, which is untouched by it. Politics has become synonymous with corruption.
Scams, defections on scams, purchase of MPs, horse-trading, accounts of leaders abroad, criminalization – all these are persuasive examples of corruption in politics. From winning the elections to taking up the ministerial posts, there are lots of crime in politics.
The contractors and the engineers manipulate construction works for their benefits. The department of education is also becoming another center of corruption. From admission to all kinds of education processes to getting a job, from transfer to the promotion, corruption can be found everywhere.
The police department is also warming its pockets by giving protection to criminals by getting bribed. The medical department is also infected with corruption. If you want to take a loan from banks, get patwari to get land measurement, any certificate, etc., no work is done without giving bribe.
There is corruption in sports, too, from the selection of the player to the award. It seems no task can be done in our country without giving or taking money. The government makes schemes for the benefit of the people, but the money spent on those schemes hardly reaches the public.
Rajiv Gandhi once said: “The government sends hundred rupees for the development of the public, which becomes ten rupees before reaching its rightful owner.”
Reasons for corruption:
There are only a few people who do their work honestly, even if they get less salary. For them, they do the job of serving the country. But then, other people are discontent with their situation and the salary. They take bribery for doing a job and count it as their extra income.
Selfishness And Inequality:
Inequality in society and in getting rights also makes a person corrupt. A victim of inferiority and envy is forced to adopt the way of corruption. Nepotism also gives rise to corruption.
Increasing Corruption In India:
Corruption is like a disease. Today, corruption is increasing rapidly in India. Its roots are spreading fast. If it is not stopped in time, it will engulf the entire country. The impact of corruption is far-reaching.
No sphere of life is free from its influence. If we talk about this year, there are many such examples which show the increasing impact of corruption. Such as spot-fixing of players in the IPL, many people do not miss bribery in the desire to getting good posts in jobs. Today every section of India is suffering from this disease.
Corruption: A Barrier To The Development Of The Nation.
Corruption is the way of misuse of the post and a wrong way of earning money for self-gain. Most of the employees and officials in our country, especially in government departments, are involved in corruption. Peon or higher officers, all are engaged in creating wealth by misusing their position.
The common man can’t do any work without giving money to government departments. Lawmakers and those claiming to be defenders of the law are also involved in corruption. Today’s royal leaders, who hold the rule of the general public as its representative, have also been found involved in big scams.
Every department of our country is caught in a web of corruption and becoming a hindrance to the development of the country. For the development of any nation, its citizens, state employees, and officials must be loyal and perform their duty.
But people in our country forget their duties to fulfill their interests. Today, for a job in any department, an honest candidate has to pay thousands of rupees as a bribe. The one who got the position to misuse it from his self-gain.
Corruption has spread like an incurable disease in our country, and it has become common in all government departments. To get his work done, the common man is also becoming a part of this corruption culture.
Even if an honest person tries to raise his voice against corruption, how can he be heard when the listeners themselves are involved in corruption?
The roots of corruption in our country are so deep that it is not easy to uproot and throw them away. The side effect of corruption is visible all over the country.
It is not common to take bribes for getting any small or big work done. Because of corruption, the common man is not getting the benefit of various projects announced by the government. More than half of the money sent for projects from the government treasury goes into the pockets of the concerned officials. Often, the general public gets the minium or nill benefit of the projects.
Corruption is having a significant impact on our moral life. A man must read the lessons of morality from the time he was a child. Morality is often taught him the school as a subject, till the age of 10-11, then this subject is removed from the curriculum. It is one of the reasons we forget our moral values when we grow up.
It is also essential to teach morality to the teenagers also so that they are not involved in any wrongdoing. Education is the most important tool in preventing corruption from spreading to the younger section of our society. We should spread awareness and tell people about the ill-effects of corruption.
It is also necessary to have a strict law so that people associated with corruption are not blinded in their selfishness and will thing ten times before asking for bribery. We need to eliminate the disease from the root so that the dream of a corruption-free India can be achieved.