Corruption In India Increased By 11% In 2018: Transparency International
13% respondents said that they gave bribes in the government offices which had CCTVs.
In the past one year, 56 per cent citizens paid bribes either directly or indirectly, according to a survey conducted by Transparency International India and Local Circles. This number is 11 per cent more than previous year.
The survey which had over 1,60,000 responses, reveals that most of the bribes – 39 per cent, – were paid in cash, followed by 25 per cent bribes paid through agents. Another 1 per cent of bribes were paid in kind.
Most bribes were paid to police officials – 25 per cent of all bribes. This was followed by municipal corporations, property registrations and other authorities (electricity board, transport office, tax office etc), reported News 18.
Shockingly, 13 per cent respondents said that they gave bribes in the government offices which had CCTVs.
Furthermore, 36 per cent of the respondents believed that giving bribes was the only way to get their work done. The percentage of people who believed they did not have to pay bribe also reduced from 43 per cent last year to 39 per cent this year.
At least 58 per cent said their states had no anti-corruption helpline Another 33 per cent stated that they weren’t aware if any such helpline existed.
India’s ranking in the Corruption Perception Index 2017, announced in February this year, slid down from 79th to 81st position.