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In a country with 1.18 billion people and counting it is hard to keep track of all the small things going on without a strong and organized government. Throughout India you can see various issues that may be keeping it from becoming an MDC. Major problems such as language differences, extreme poverty, health problems, migration issues; can all lead to one conclusion; Corruption. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It’s not easy to define corruption. But in a narrow sense, corruption is mostly concerned with bribery and takes several forms. Corruption is a global phenomenon and can be found just about anywhere. Corruption has progressively increased and is now rampant in the Indian society. Corruption in India is a consequence of the link between Bureaucracy, politics and criminals. India is now no longer considered a soft state. And has now become state where anything can be done for a certain price. Today, the number of ministers with an honest image can be counted on fingers. Indian administration is now tainted with scandals. India is among 55 of the 106 countries where corruption is prominent, according to the Corruption Perception Index 2004 Report released by Transparency International India. Corruption in India leads to promotion not prison. It is very difficult to catch these criminals. Corruption in India has wings not wheels. As nation grows, the corrupt also grow to invent new methods of cheating the government and public. The causes of corruption are many and complex. Following are some of the causes of corruption: The emergence of the political elite who believe in the interest-oriented rather than the nation-oriented programs and policies; the fake scarcity created by the people with vicious intentions wreck the fabric of the economy; Corruption is caused as well as increased because of the change in the value system and ethical qualities of men who administer; the old ideals of morality, service and honesty...
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