India Corruption Survey 2019

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News:India Corruption Survey 2019 has been released by the Local Circles,a social media firm and the Transparency International India.

Facts:

Key takeaways from the survey:

  • Rajasthan tops corruption chart in India.As per Survey, 78% of people in Rajasthan, participating in the survey admitted to paying a bribe to get work done.
  • Bihar follows Rajasthan and was placed at second spot.In Bihar, 75 % of citizens admitted to paying a bribe to get their work done.
  • Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand were ranked third in the list with 74 % of citizens admitted to paying a bribe to get their work done. 
  • In South India,Telangana has topped with 67% of citizens admitted to paying a bribe to get their work done.
  • On the other hand,Kerala was ranked as the least corrupt states where only 10% of people admitted to paying a bribe to get their work done.
  • Besides Kerala, Goa, Gujarat, Odisha, West Bengal, Haryana and Delhi were among the least corrupt states.

Additional information:

About Corruption Perceptions Index 2018:

  • India has been ranked at 78th place out of 180 countries in ‘Corruption Perception Index(CPI),2018.
  • The index is released by the Transparency International.It ranks countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people.
  • It uses a scale of 0 to 100 where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
  • Denmark has topped the index followed by New Zealand and Finland.On the other hand,Somalia has been ranked last in the index.

About Transparency International:

  • Transparency International is an international non-governmental organization.It was founded in 1993 based in Berlin, Germany.
  • Its purpose is to take action to combat corruption and prevent criminal activities arising from corruption.
  • It publishes various reports such as the Global Corruption Barometer and the Corruption Perceptions Index.