New Delhi: Central Vigilance Commission is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from October 26 to 31, 2015. President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday insisted the country to endorse the India corruption free campaign and proactively participate in it.
President Mukherjee wrote to the Central Vigilance Commissioner stating, “I am happy to learn that the Central Vigilance Commission is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from October 26 to 31, 2015. Corruption affects the growth of a nation, reduces the Government’s income and creates inequalities in distribution of income and wealth. It is a major factor hindering development.”
Corruption is an issue of prime importance in today’s developing India. If India wants to digitize itself and achieve the status of a developed nation, it has to first abandon corruption.
This awareness program is expected to generate public opinion to reduce the evil of corruption.
The President added, “Corruption needs to be treated like a disease and focus should be on prevention. It is appropriate that the Commission has adopted the theme of “Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance.”
The accomplishment of preventive vigilance is going to bring a large scale change in India. With corruption expected to be subsided with such efforts, it is also going to contribute to good governance by increasing better law enforcement, transparency and efficiency.
The Vigilance Commission is concentrating to generate major awareness among the students and youth for building a society aware of corruption and how it can stopped.
India has surpassed Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam and, Thailand concerning bribery rate with 69 percent, the highest on the list
Vietnam stood second on the list after India at 65 per cent bribery rate
India also holds account for the highest bribery rates in public schools and healthcare sector, with 58% per cent 59 per cent bribery rate respectively
Sep 03, 2017: Indian government is struggling hard to defeat the evils of corruption, but there is still a long way ahead to fulfill the objective of corruption free India. According to a survey released by the Transparency International (TI) in March 2017, an anti-corruption global civil society organization reveals that India stands as the most corrupt country in Asia with 69 % bribery rate. In the survey, approximately 22,000 individuals spanning across 16 Asian countries participated over a period of 18 months starting in July 2015.
As reported by ANI which further cited Forbes’ article “Asia’s Five Most Corrupt Countries”, the issue of corruption is pervasive across Asia. The TI report says that India has surpassed Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam and, Thailand concerning bribery rate with 69 percent, the highest on the list.
It was mentioned that more than half the respondents have had to pay a bribe in five of the six public services namely- hospitals, schools, police, utility services and, ID documents.
The article by Forbes also hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for persistent efforts to eradicate corruption from India.
“However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fight against corruption has made a mark: 53 per cent of the people think he is going it fairly or very well. And it has led to people feeling empowered, as 63 per cent believe ordinary citizens can make a difference,” it stated.
Vietnam stood second on the list after India at 65 per cent bribery rate.
Pakistan stands fourth on the list with 40 per cent bribery rate. About three-fourths of respondents in Pakistan consider mostly the policemen to be corrupt. It said that seven in ten people had to cajole police officers or the courts for a bribe. When asked about the change in the situation, people sounded dejected when it comes to wiping out bribery from the nation. Only one third feel that ordinary citizens can make a difference.
Last year, India was placed 76th out of 168 countries surveyed by the Berlin-based corruption watchdog in its Corruption Perception Index, mentioned ANI.
India’s corruption perception has been the same consecutively for two years 2015 and 2014’s as 38/100, which shows no improvement in the scenario.
According to the March 2017 statistics, Pakistan most likely of all was the country to have higher bribes legal institutions. While in India, the police bribery rate was 54 per cent.
India also holds an account for the highest bribery rates in public schools and healthcare sector, with 58% per cent 59 per cent bribery rate respectively.
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