Corruption In India
”The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein
Corruption is like a canker to the health of the economic and technological prosperity of a nation. Corruption became rampant with the winning of freedom. Owing to the fallible democratic system and lack of stringent punishment mechanism for the culprits, it thrived, more in politics and government administration departments. Gradually its nexus became more nefarious. Corruption in India spread as a result of the connection between bureaucrats, politicians, and criminals.
Police, Tahsildars, sub-registrars, Asst. commissioners, Deputy commissioners, PWD, Health Department, Educational department, Corporations, Municipalities, RTO, Tax departments, Housing corporations, BDA, KIADB, Public Service Commission, MLA, M.P, Corporates, few of these categories have become equivalently wealthier than total Indian Economy, such wealth is amazed by them through huge corporation. No ruler is like Kamaraj, all are multi-millionaires so, these corrupted politicians cannot strictly, implement anti-corruption atmosphere throughout India.
Political corruption is worst in India. The major cause of concern is that corruption is weakening the political body and damaging the supreme importance of the law governing the society. In the past few decades, there was every conceivable scam and scandals in all key ministries. These scams and scandals tarnished the image of the country nationally as well as internationally. There were so many scams that people lost complete trust in the government. Indian Coal Allocation Scam, 2G Spectrum Scam, Commonwealth Games Scam, Telgi Scam, Satyam Scam, Bofors Scam, the Fodder Scam, etc, are some of the many scams that were done by elected Ministers, Politicians, Bureaucrats, and High government officials. The Indian Law system is so incompetent and vulnerable, that in most of the scams, no politician, bureaucrat, high government officials were punished.
The people must play a more proactive role in curbing corruption. The corruption has grown to such a big problem only, because we, the people have condoned these scams and scandals. If the people of India had protested against these scams initially, and demanded an explanation from the government, these scandals would have been nipped in the bud. However, they did not take it seriously. Now, the time has come when they must unite against this evil, and launch a campaign to make India corruption free.