HOW TO HANDLE CORRUPTION IN INDIA
Corruption by definition is a problem of routine deviation from established standards and norms by public officials and parties with whom they interact. Now lets look at it with the perspective of our society. Today we have become so much accustomed with corrupt practices around us that corruption has become order of the day. It appears difficult to imagine the whole system functioning without it. But is it not for us that corruption has got so deeply established in our system? Right from getting our birth certificate to even receiving our own salary from the accounts department we are bound to shell out money from our pockets! Who do you think should be held responsible for establishing such practices? Is it politicians or the bureaucrats? Can they make us pay if we decide not to and unite against corruption at the same time banishing from our minds our petty selfish ends? Not indeed. It is we, the common man, the mango man of our society who are so deeply caught up in our daily needs that unmindful of right or wrong we accept the shortest and easiest method to meet our ends without foreseeing its long term implications. A clerk does not hesitate to extort a hefty amount from a poor man just to put few more notes in his pocket without realizing that in another office he too is under the same predicament for getting his documents approved. Thus spins the wide spread web of corruption at the grass root level of society. But wait! If corruption was limited to just money changing hands, it would not have been so demoralizing and seemingly non-eradicable as it is now in its present state. Today we find it seeping its way into the soul of our system i.e. even the people involved in building up the system and running it which includes the law and judiciary don’t think twice before twisting rules to dupe the innocent. Take for instance the case of Delhi gang-rape: Nirbhaya Case, Delhi transport minister and others,...
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