Corruption in Public Offices in India: Problems, Challenges and Remedial Measures

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Journal Title: Indian Politics & Law Review
Author(s): Dr. Jharasri Paikaray
Published On: 28/02/2022
Volume: 7
First Page: 13
Last Page: 21
ISSN: 2581 7086
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Dr. Jharasri Paikaray, Corruption in Public Offices in India: Problems, Challenges and Remedial Measures, Volume 7, Indian Politics & Law Review, 13-21, Published on 28/02/2022, Available at


India is the largest democratic country of the world. Corruption is widespread in Indian Civilization and it has caused maximum suffering to the human kind.  Corruption has been one of the major obstacles on the path of economic growth and development in India. It has rose upto that level where without paying bribe, getting a job done by the government officials or bureaucrats is impossible. It is like an unspoken truth, which everyone dislikes but still obeys to survive in the system. There exists a proper market for corruption where bribe demanded equals bribe supplied. Once this market is identified properly, it would be easy to control and manipulate it. This paper emphasizes that lack of transparency, morality, accountability and consistency as well as institutional weakness provided fertile ground for the growth of corruption in India. It discusses the problems, challenges, and possible remedial measures to overcome corruption in Indian Society. It touches which kinds of reforms are necessary to fight against corruption in India.

Keywords: Corruption, Bribe, Legal Bribe, Bureaucratic Corruption, Transparency, Accountability, Consistency, Misappropriation.

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