“Na khaunga, na khane dunga” was not just a slogan by PM Modi but a promise and as we all know that a promise should be fulfilled at any cost. PM Modi’s one of the core agenda was to make India corruption-free and it seems like the dream of seeing a corruption-free India will be realised very soon.
An international report has revealed that corruption in India has been reducing year by year. The Global corruption index for 2018 has said that India has improved its ranking by three positions. In the year 2017, the ranking of India was 81 and in 2018 it has moved up and secured the 78th position.
India climbed up by 3 positions which prove that corruption in India in the year 2018 has reduced. Several global superpowers like China and United States of America saw an increase in corruption as China slipped by 10 ranks to 87th place in Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and the United States fell from 16th to 22nd position.
Transparency International, the global watchdog that did the study stated “The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43”.
The first spot was bagged by Denmark, and the second and third positions were bagged by New Zealand and Finland respectively.
This annual index is prepared by global watchdog Transparency International. Very few nations including India have done well in fighting the corruption in Asia and quoting the report of Transparency International, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post stated “The Asia-Pacific region is stagnating in the fight against corruption. A lack of progress is unsurprising given the prevalence of weak democratic institutions and a lack of laws and enforcement mechanisms”.
Speaking on the increase in corruption in China, Eugene Tan, associate professor at Singapore Management University’s School of Law said “The massive ”Belt and Road Initiative” is probably adding to the negative perception of graft-busting as being more for domestic consumption”.