4. What is corruption?
Corruption is wrongdoing on the part of an
authority or powerful party through means
that are illegitimate, immoral, or incompatible
with ethical standards. Corruption often from
patronage and is associated with bribery.
5. What are the types of corruption?
The following are the most common forms of
corruption, as described in the United Nation Anti-
Embezzlement, theft and fraud
Abuse of discretion
Favouritism, nepotism and clientelism
Conduct creating or exploiting conflicting interests
Improper political contributions
6. What are the common characteristics of corruption?
1.Gap between group and individual interest
2. Two or more parties since one can hardly be
corrupt with one’s own self
3. Consenting adults that have a common
4. Benefit furtherance
5. Existence of power that could be grabbed,
usurped, entrusted or otherwise available
6. Misuseof the power that often drives a wedge
between intended and stated positions, for
7. Has globalization increased the risk of corruption?
Globalization has increased the risk of
corruption but has also increased the
opportunities to curb it
8. What role can the media play in tackling
The media can serve many important
functions, not just exposing corruption but
also sustaining an open and transparent flow
of information and fostering a climate of
opinion that is increasingly intolerant of
9. What should governments do to make anti-corruption
An important factor is where the anti-
corruption agency (ACA) or KPK is located in
government; if it reports to the office of the prime
minister, for example, it can be used as a weapon
against political opponents. Ideally the KPK should
be a completely independent body.
10. There are a number of common options
from the Reports seven-point agenda which can
make anti-corruption agencies more effective:
Join with international efforts
Establish benchmarks of quality
Strengthen the civil service
Encourage codes of conduct in the private sector
Establish the right to information
Exploit new technology
Support citizen action
11. CONSEQUENCES OF CORRUPTION
Loss of National wealth
Hindrance and obstruction in development
Authority and power in wrong hands
Rise in terrorism and crimes
Rise in suicide cases
Psychological and social disorders
12. CURES FOR CORRUPTION IN
Effective and regular vigilance
Effective leadership and administration
Strong Media support( through films, ads , serials)
Lokpal Bill Implementation (Introduced since 1968).
Anti-corruption police and courts.
Anti- corruption websites.
Anti- corruption Organizations.
Self determination of not to give bribe.
Awareness and campaigns through medias, social
networking sites, road shows etc.
India is a fast developing country in the world
where our systems are weak. So there is always a chance of
corruption. Who is responsible for this? What action should
be taken? What we must keep in mind is “ Nothing is
Impossible”. If we join our hands together there can be an
end to this deep rooted evil. The only thing is it takes time. A
little progress everyday leads to a big result one
day………..may be tomorrow. Be Good and Do Good.