Is Corruption the price we pay for Democracy?
Increased education, obsessive regard for "honor" and personal integrity, transparent system of E-governance will go a long way to reduce corruption.
In more detail - let us examine - what constitutes illegal corruption:
1) Bribery & Graft, Extortion or robbery): Requires two participants: one to give the bribe, and one to take it. Bribery includes an intent, to influence or be influenced by another for personal gain, which is often difficult to prove. Graft only requires that the official gains something of value, not part of his official pay, when doing his work. Large "gifts" qualify as graft - similar to extortion by organized crime groups. Illegitimate use of state force can also be used for outright armed robbery. 2) Patronage - refers to favoring supporters, for example with government employment. This may be legitimate, as when a newly elected government changes the top officials in the administration in order to effectively implem ...more
at times true
Mr.kesireddy sreedhar is right
The multi party system and the present parliamentary democracy is the main reason for high corruption and all evils in our country. Political parties and their leaders will spend lakhs and crores of rupees to get elected. We vote for them. Then how can we expect them to be non-corrupted. They need to recover the money spent with huge profits to get ready for next election.
We urgently require bi-party system for us. All the parties and groups must come under these two parties of their choice. Our constitution is nearing 60 years. Now it's time for reveiw to revise according to the present situation. In present system, who ever want to become PM or CM is floating a new party, every leader is trying to create his own group of voters based on silly reasons and dividing us into several groups, thus preventing unity among us. In a two party system the cost for the candidates contesting the elections from both the parties can be borne by the EC, which can ...more