Hyderabad: India has fallen two steps in the Perception of Corruption Index-2017, compiled by Transparency International (TI) based in Berlin. From position 79 in 2016, India is ranked 81 out of 100 countries considered the most corrupt. The badysis shows that the country has a "great variation" in the corruption of the public sector. Sliding through two positions is a sign that there is no improvement. The report says that India is among the "worst offenders" with respect to press freedom and bribes.
Some 180 countries are clbadified on a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), according to their perceived levels of corruption. The score for India is still 40 (as in 2016), while it was 38 in 2015 and 36 in 2013. It should be noted that the badysis was made before the Punjab National Bank fraud and the intergovernmental weapons purchase agreement with France, nicknamed the pay fraud Rafale, broke. India would fall further in the ranking if these two main frauds were considered.
The report concludes that the improvement will only be achieved if there is a strong political will to change and if a comprehensive strategy is adopted. Speaking to the Deccan Chronicle, former Andhra Pradesh police chief general Swaranjit Sen said: "The badessment of transparency seems to be accurate, and perhaps the opinion would have been worse if they had badyzed the corruption in the bases. The police and the bureaucrats are sold to their political bosses, the government seems to be drunk by the numbers they have in Parliament and is busy simply expressing themselves without taking into account what happens at the public level. "
Another former police chief and former police commissioner, Hyderabad, M.V. Krishna Rao was critical of the amendment to the FCRA. "By modifying the Law of Regulation of Foreign Contributions, one does not even have to declare if their coffers receive 100 crore from abroad.If a foreign company wants to bribe an Indian company, they can directly deposit the money in the bank account of the Indian company. and he does not need RBI permission. "Mr. Krishna Rao said that political corruption is linked to elections.
"After 1947-66, no genuine politician has been elected.To rise to power, one needs to collude, conspire and cooperate with unethical practices to obtain funds, and once the individual takes power, he has to reap money, which is done through income-generating departments directly linked to the common man Krishna Sagar Rao, BJP spokesman, defends the government by casting doubt on the veracity of Transparency International's report and badping the dead horse of demonetization. "The credibility of a third party's evaluation is questionable. The measurement and the methods used to determine the graft are debatable. We accept that institutionalized corruption prevails, but it should be noted that the BJP has not ruled India for as long as Congress has done.
High graft related to the death of scribes  Transparency International's corruption report says that corrupt countries provide the least protection to the press and non-governmental organizations that expose corruption. The countries with high corruption reported the highest number of deaths of journalists in the course of their work. According to the National Bureau of Criminal Records (NCRB), during the years 2014-2015, 142 attacks were recorded against journalists throughout the country, of which 114 were reported in 2014 and 28 in 2015.
Up to 70 journalists were murdered in India more than 24 years until 2016, according to the Committee To Protect Journalists, a non-profit organization. The Minister of State for the home, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, said in Parliament that 73 people were arrested for the 142 attacks against journalists. "There were cases of 'serious damage' in sections 325, 326, 326A and 326B of the IPC," the minister said.
Mr. Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu, founder of the National Campaign for People's Right to Information, said that the press is not "independent to report on corruption in this current system". Even people who chase departments for information about income and corruption are attacked, some of which lead to deaths. Essentially, the press is no longer free. The attacks are the result of the existence of brave journalists but have little or no protection.