What is Corruption?
Corruption is a non-virtuous characteristic of an individual. The act of misuse of public power and authority by people servants or individuals in an illegal manner for personal gains and benefits is known as corruption. It includes the activities like bribery and other misdeeds. In another word, we can say corruption is a delay in the decision-making process in which a decision-maker demands are an award in exchange for his or her decision or work in the favor of the concerned person.
The tendency of corruption can be looked into the four ways
- Misuse of government properties
- Giving opportunities to relatives
- Bad attitude and intentions
What is Transparency International?
Transparency International is a goal organization to fight against corruption. It was established in 1993 AD. It publishes the index of corruption of the world every year. This index is called Corruption Perception Index (CPI). CPI shows the status of corruption in the country around the world. The CPI score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0-100, in which zero means Helicopter and hundred mean very clean or no corruption. CPI is 50 at is the midpoint. The country having more than 50 scores is less corrupt and less than 50 scores are more corrupt. Account release rank reflects its position in relation to other countries included in the index.
According to the report of Transparency International 2020AD, Newzealand and Denmark are at the top of the chat as the list corrupt countries with 88 points. For the eleventh year running, Somalia is the worst performer on the index. In South Asia, Bhutan as the list corrupt countries stands in 24th position with 68 points; whereas Afghanistan is the highly corrupt country as it stands in the 165th position in the CPI index of 2020 score in 19 points. The report also revealed that the countries have put in political instability, poverty, illiteracy, backwardness, military rule, dictatorship, etc read more corruption.
Nepal Stands on 117 Rank with 33 Score on the list of CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX. According to data, it is clearly noticed that the rate of corruption is decreasing slowly since 2012. This change is very less and Nepal still has very high corruption.
Reasons for increasing corruption
There are a lot of reasons for increasing corruption, some of them are listed below:
- The increase in greed for money and show off.
- The intention of becoming rich in a short time
- Weakness in the government monitoring system
- Society Giving more priority to a person’s status leather than understanding the income resources
- Lack of transparency in the work environment
- Lack of awareness in people
- Society is weak and silent Spectator
- Strong networking of corrupt people
We know that it is difficult to eradicate corruption from society. Corruption is a disease that affects society in a negative manner. Corruption hinders the progress and development of society. Our efforts meant to restrict corruption and to protect the poor and weak in our society is as much as possible. In the end, all corruption costs are paid by the customers and the taxpayer. They need protection, services, and opportunities. That is a reason why corruption needs to be checked on time.
The solution to eradicating corruption from society
- We should launch awareness programs against corruption
- Would be taught to act morally and virtuously.
- The crowd people should be publicized and necessary actions should be taken against them.
- The functioning of the governmental and developmental what should be transparent. There should be no loopholes for people to take advantage of.
- The corrupt people should be socially boycotted.
- The budget of the government should be transparent. The people should be acknowledged for their virtuous acts.
- Those political parties whose financial activities are not transparent should not be allowed to participate in the elections.
- We should develop the habit of making a complaint against corruption.
- Which discourages unnecessary spending and gives importance to social ethics and values.