10th September, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum? No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff. Do you agree? Give reasons. [10marks] 150 words.

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  • Deepak Tomar

    1. In present day India, corruption has found an acceptance in the social psyche and behaviour.
    Social evils like bribery, nepotism and favouritism have come to be accepted in the society.
    2. Corruption promotes illegality, unethicalism, subjectivity, inequity, injustice, waste, inefficiency and inconsistency in administrative conduct and behaviour.
    3. It destroys the moral fabric of society and erodes the faith of the common man in the legitimacy of the politico-administrative set up.
    4. Corruption effects include the rise of inflation, increase in black money, an unstable marketplace and risk of investment, thus the rich becoming richer and the poor becoming poorer.
    5. This effects the overall social environment as well as economic development.
    6. Thus good government always tries to minimize corruption.
    7. Government has taken many new initiatives as e-governance, fair recruitment, training of emotional intelligence, value inculcation, etc for reducing corruption. Apart from that government has taken human development initiatives as education and skill development to reduce the poverty and unemployment.
    8. These Good governance initiatives create enabling environment conducive to the enjoyment of human rights. Without good governance, human rights cannot be respected and protected in a sustainable manner.