"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father,mother and the teacher" - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
It is not easy to define corruption. But in a narrow sense, corruption is mostly concerned with 'Bribe' and it takes several forms. Corruption has progressively increased and is now rampant in our society.
Corruption is found almost everywhere and on everything, starting from paying bribes to civil servants for his favor of work to the leading politicians and bureaucrats use the public power to their personal end. Corruption attacks the morality of the justice that damages the society.
India is now no longer considered a soft state. At one time, bribe was paid for getting wrong things done but now bribe is paid for getting right things done at right time.Indian administration is tainted with scandals. Corruption in India leads to promotion not prison.
Is it possible to control corruption in our society? Corruption is a cancer, which every Indian must strive to cure. Many new leaders when come into power declare their determination to eradicate corruption but soon they themselves become corrupt and start amassing huge wealth.
Corruption has a corrosive impact on our economy. It worsens our image in international market and leads to loss of overseas opportunities. Corruption is a global problem that all countries of the world have to confront solutions.We have tolerated corruption for so long. The time has now come to dig it out from roots. Corruption can be eliminated if we all join our efforts together. High principles and morality will help to create free of corruption atmosphere.
Conclusion - Corruption is an intractable problem. It is like diabetes which can only be controlled, but not totally eliminated. It may not be possible to root out corruption completely at all levels but it is possible to control it within tolerable limits. Honest and dedicated persons in public life, control over electoral expenses could be the most important prescriptions to combat corruption.