India ranks 81st in global corruption perception index
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“Generally speaking as “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. Corruption can be classified as grand, petty and political, depending on the amounts of money lost and the sector where it occurs.
Grand corruption consists of acts committed at a high level of government that distort policies or the central functioning of the state, enabling leaders to benefit at the expense of the public good. Petty corruption refers to everyday abuse of entrusted power by low- and mid-level public officials in their interactions with ordinary citizens, who often are trying to access basic goods or services in places like hospitals, schools, police departments and other agencies.
Political corruption is a manipulation of policies, institutions and rules of procedure in the allocation of resources and financing by political decision makers, who abuse their position to sustain their power, status and wealth.”
Animated definitions of many corruption terms may be seen in the Anti-corruption Glossary of Transparency International.
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Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 (As on Transparency International Website-21.02.2018) –
Corruption Perception Index-2015
by Transparency International
Feb 22, 2018
NEW DELHI: India has been ranked 81st in the global corruption perception index for 2017, released by Transparency International, which named the country among the “worst offenders” in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia Pacific region.
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, placed India at the 81st place. In the 2016 India was in the 79th place among 176 countries. …
January 25, 2017
BERLIN: India has marginally improved its ranking in the graft watchdog Transparency International’s corruption perception index for 2016, a list topped by New Zealand and Denmark which are jointly ranked as the world’s least corrupt nations.
The Berlin-based anti-graft organisation has used World Bank data, the World Economic Forum and other institutions to rank 176 countries by perceived levels of corruption in public sector. …
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