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Stringent actions against corrupt officials will certainly have a deterrent impact. It is like diabetes, can only be controlled, but not totally eliminated.
Corruption is a global problem that all countries of the world have to confront, solutions, however, can only be home grown. The time has now come to root it out from its roots.
Corruption is widely considered to have adverse effects on economic development through its negative impact on the volume and quality of public investment and the efficiency of government services.
At one time, bribe was paid for getting wrong things done but now bribe is paid for getting right things done at right time. India is among 55 of the 106 countries where corruption is rampant, according to the Corruption Perception Index 2004 Report released by Transparency International India. The old ideals of morality, service and honesty are regarded as an achronistic.
Â· Tolerance of people towards corruption, complete lack of intense public outcry against corruption and the absence of strong public forum to oppose corruption allow corruption to reign over people.People should have a right to recall the elected representatives if they see them becoming indifferent to the electorate.Â· Funding of elections is at the core of political corruption. Several reforms like: State funding of election expenses for candidates; strict enforcement of statutory requirements like holding in-party elections, making political parties get their accounts audited regularly and filing income-tax returns; denying persons with criminal records a chance to contest elections, should be brought in.Bribery to politicians buys influence, and bribery by politicians buys votes.In order to get elected, politicians bribe poor illiterate people, who are slogging for two timesâ€™ meal.Â· Election time is a time when corruption is at its peak level.Big industrialist fund politicians to meet high cost of election and ultimately to seek personal favour.Decision of the commission or authority should be challengeable only in the courts.Â· Cooperation of the people has to be obtained for successfully containing corruption.We will have to guard against all these crude fallacies while planning measures to fight corruption.Â· Foolproof laws should be made so that there is no room for discretion for politicians and bureaucrats. Application of the evolved policies should be left in the hands of independent commission or authority in each area of public interest.