‘Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.’ – Sir George Bernard Shaw.
This piece of quote aptly describes India’s current state of affairs. The following paper explicates the intricacies of corruption in the broadest manner possible. Wherein, every aspect has been touched upon and elucidated in the simplest manner. The authors have discussed the causes underlying corruption, its tenacious effects on the society, coupled with the scheme of preventive measures (both implemented and suggested ones), undertaken by the system. The following piece of work also highlights various scams that have taken place over the span of four decades, in order to averse the readers, with the better understanding of the present Indian corruption scenario. The object of the authors, via, this research is to loath upon its readers that, power-lust is a weed that grows in the vacant slots of an abandoned mind. Corruption in India is a consequence of the nexus between politics, bureaucracy and criminals. ‘Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely’. The various scams illustrated in this paper depict that, ‘everything can be acquired at the right price’. There has been a negative metamorphosis, witnessed in India. Earlier an individual had to bribe to get an illegal act done, but today the system is so corrupt that bribe is a mandatory payment rendered to the system, even to get back one’s own dues. Though the focal point of this article is to highlight the emergence and existence of corruption in India, and discuss the strategy mechanisms to curtail it, the authors have gone ahead to explain ‘UNCAC’, which is a anti-corruption strategy devised by the UN, but still not adopted completely by India. Thus, this was one of the suggested strategy propagated by the authors.
Link to the full article HERE.