Today, corruption has shaken the conscience of the entire country. For fighting this evil, the law of the land should be provided with more teeth to deal with the corrupt elements. Ministers and senior officials should also set a noble example of making an honest living free of corruption, bribery and nepotism. India is a vast and beautiful land. But however the beauty and the goodwill of this great nation gets spoilt with the kind of corruption that is happening in the country. Almost in every sector, one can find corruption happening and corrupt people growing in great number day by day.
Money and power has ruled men and it has come to a stage where if a common man needs any kind of assistance from the government sector or business arena, he/she too will have to end up taking the corrupt route. Though lots of speeches go around speaking about morality, but behind the doors it is money that rules. For any kind of things to happen, one has to know the back door and have to spend a great amount of money to get the work done. In every sector, bureaucrats and politicians influence with power and money in such a way that even the talented and most efficient people in the respective sectors would not be surviving or recruited for that matter. Hence in these places, the work efficiency also gets corrupted and altered as per the interests of the people in power.
Corruption starts at the higher levels and it carries its way to the lowest levels too. From the senior officer to the junior officers to the clerks, one would find corrupt people and the common man would find it difficult to bypass and get his/her work done. Now this does not happen only in the sophisticated cities, but throughout India. Villages and towns are all a part of these games and it is the common man who gets affected from these dirty games of corruption in the form of bribery. The heights of corruption has reached to a very great extent where there are no proper laws to bring an end to these corrupt people who ask for or accept bribes. Because of the highly corrupted people who just would do anything for money, it has become very difficult for the common man or the righteous to survive. They are taken for granted and hence taken for a ride. Corruption has to come to an end and we need to reach a situation where every Indian should feel and say that they are living in a corrupt-free land and be proud of it.
Jai Maharashtra! Jai Bharat!
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