A form of dishonesty, illegal or criminal offense undertaken by a person or organization entrusted or organised with a power of authority is known as corruption. Corruption is practiced to abuse power for one’s gain or to acquire illicit or illegal benefit. Corruption may include many activities, such as embezzlement or bribery. However, it may also include practices that are legal in many countries. Corruption is evil, decays trust, and showcases the dishonesty of the person in authority. In this article I put attention toward points of occurrence of corruption in india and how to stop corruption permanently.
Corruption refers to a form of criminal activity or dishonesty. It refers to an act by an individual or a group. Most noteworthy, this act compromises the rights and privileges of others. Furthermore, Corruption primarily includes activities like bribery or embezzlement. It also reflects selfiness and greed in human.
BRIBERY:-Bribery is the most common method of Corruption. Bribery involves the improper use of favours and gifts in exchange for personal gain. Furthermore, the types of favours are diverse. Above all, the favours include money, gifts, company shares, sexual favours, employment, entertainment, and political benefits. Also, personal gain can be – giving preferential treatment and overlooking crime.
EMBEZZLEMENT :- Embezzlement refers to the act of withholding assets for the purpose of theft. Furthermore, it takes place by one or more individuals who were entrusted with these assets. Above all, embezzlement is a type of financial fraud.
GRAFT :- The graft is a global form of Corruption. Most noteworthy, it refers to the illegal use of a politician’s authority for personal gain. Furthermore, a popular way for the graft is misdirecting public funds for the benefit of politician.
EXTORTION :- Extortion is another major method of Corruption. It means to obtain property, money or services illegally. Above all, this obtainment takes place by coercing individuals or organizations. Hence, Extortion is quite similar to blackmail.
PUNISHMENT FOR CORRUPTION IN INDIA:-
1.) According to Section 409 of the Indian Penal Code 1860, any public servant (government employees, officers in the navy, military or air force; police, judges, officers of the Court of Justice, and any local authority established by a central or state Act) pertaining to a criminal breach of trust is liable to undergo life imprisonment or imprisonment up to ten years with fine.
2.)The Benami Transactions Prohibition Act of 1988 prohibits benami transactions and will be punished with an imprisonment up to three years and/or with a fine, and all properties would be acquired by the prescribed authority.
3.) If charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, the guilty will be penalised with a minimum of six years and a maximum of five years and a fine.
4.) The Money Laundering Act of 2002 puts the individual who is charged for committing the offence with a rigorous imprisonment of three to seven years and a fine of up to five lakhs.
5.) An individual charged under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 will have to serve an imprisonment that could extend up to ten years.
HOW TO STOP CORRUPTION IN INDIA:-
1.) Give a better salary in a government job.
2.) Increasing the number of workers can be another suitable way of curbing Corruption.
3.) Tough laws are very important for stopping Corruption.
4.) Applying cameras in workplaces is an excellent way to prevent corruption.
5.) The government must make sure to keep inflation low.
Corruption is a great evil of society. This evil should be quickly eliminated society. Corruption is the poison that has penetrated the minds of many individuals these days. Hopefully, with consistent political and social efforts, we can get rid of Corruption.
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