Corruption in Indian society has prevailed from time immemorial in one form or the other. Opportunistic leaders have done greatdamage to our nation.
People who work with good principles are unrecognized and considered to be foolish in the modern society.
If a person wants a government job he has to pay lakhs of rupees to higher officers. People who are not qualified to a particular post will pay lots of money without satisfying the eligibility criteria.
Elections conducted in different parts of the country have become associated with a host of criminal activities. Voting in elections is the civic duty of every citizen in a democratic country. But most of the time citizens fail to choose right candidates.
Recently the Government increased the salary of the members of Parliament. But the MPs are asking for a higher raise. This clearly shows, how the politicians are more interested in personal benefit than the welfare of the people.
Major factors responsible
1. The thirst for luxuries
2. Overlooking moral and spiritual values in the educational system
3. Low salaries
4. Inadequate punishment of criminals
The way out
Corruption will end only when the people raise their voice against this evil of society. The corruptors must be punished for conspiring against the interest of innocent people. Provisions for severe punishments must be passed through amendments in the constitution.
Class 9, Indraprastha Vidyalaya, Uppinangady. Karnataka