“Papa brought something” chintu chanted excitedly.
His wife peered inside the package eagerly- towel, stationary, crockery.
“The same things ” she muttered making a face.” Shastriji had brought home his computer”
“sometimes surprise checks happen…Can’t risk it” he replied
” What is the use of Government Service if you can’t manage this much” she countered back.
This 55 fiction format story is written by Mani Padma.
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According to Transparency International, following are the stats for India.
Corruption Perceptions Index 2009:
India stands at 84th rank. The CPI score indicates the perceived level of public-sector corruption in a country/territory.
Bribe payers index:
Belgium and Canada shared first place in the 2008 BPI with a score of 8.8 out of a very clean 10, indicating that Belgian and Canadian firms are seen as least likely to bribe abroad. The Netherlands and Switzerland shared third place on the index, each with a score of 8.7. At the other end of the spectrum, Russia ranked last with a score of 5.9, just below China (6.5), Mexico (6.6) and India (6.8).
The BPI also shows public works and construction companies to be the most corruption-prone when dealing with the public sector, and most likely to exert undue influence on the policies, decisions and practices of governments.