India declared most corrupt country in the entire South East Asia for second time.
Survey Report released by Transparency International says India has the highest bribery rate of 39% in the Asian region with 46% of people using public services to access public services. Reflects badly on governance, administration, transparency & law enforcement.
Global Corruption Barometer, Asia,’ accumulated experiences of 20,000 people with corruption cases during the past twelve months across 17 Asian countries,largely between June and September this year.
India was ranked 80th among 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index as per the earlier report, issued by Transparency International in January at the World Economic Forum at Davos.
The report studies six major public services, including police, courts, public hospitals, procurement of identity documents, and utilities. Among the people surveyed in India, who came into contact with the police, 42% had paid bribes.
Moreover, the use of bribes was also rampant (41%) to acquire official documents such as identity papers.
Use of personal connections was also largely made in dealings with the police (39%), procurement of identity documents (42%), and in relation to courts (38%), the report disclosed.