Q. Write an article on ‘Corruption in Public Places and Institutions in India’.
Corruption in Public Places and Institutions in India
India got independence in 1947. Little did people think that the burden of the dark skinned masters would be more cumbersome and shattering than that the white rulers. Within decades, corruption and nepotism started polluting minds and morals of our leaders, politicians, bureaucrats and institutions. The Bofors scandal brought the downfall of Rajiv Gandhi’s government. The charges were that the government charged commissions in the Bofors gun-deal. No political party has remained above board in the eyes of the people. In the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, crores of unaccounted money went into the pockets of the organisers and officials. Not only was the public money misappropriated but India’s image had a serious dent in the outside world. Unfortunately, no one, right from the Prime Mnister to an ordinary clerk, seems above board and free from suspicion.
The common masses are the worst sufferers. They have to bribe the corrupt officials in the offices, politicians in power and policemen in uniforms. Things must change or the anger of common masses knows or cares neither time nor direction.