Corruption is an issue which adversely affects India’s economy of central, state and local government agencies. Not only has it held the economy back from reaching new heights, but rampant corruption has stunted the country’s development.
A study conducted by in 2005 recorded that more than 62% of Indians had at some point or another paid a bribe to a public official to get a job done.
In 2008, another report showed that about 50% of Indians had first hand experience of paying bribes or using contacts to get services performed by public offices, however, in 2018 their [Corruption Perception Index] ranked the country 78th place out of 180, reflecting steady decline in perception of corruption among people.
The largest contributors to corruption are entitlement programs and social spending schemes enacted by the Indian government. Examples include the [Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act] and the [National Rural Health Mission] .Other areas of corruption include India’s trucking industry which is forced to pay billions of rupees in bribes annually to numerous regulatory and police stops on interstate highways.