India has emerged as having the highest bribery rate of 39% in the Asian region and the highest rate of people (46%) who used personal connections to access public services, according to a recent survey-report released by Transparency International, a global civil society.
Following India, Indonesia and China have the second and third highest rates of people using personal connections (36 per cent and 32 per cent respectively).
Conversely, in Japan and Cambodia, a small minority of those who accessed public services used their personal connections, only 4 and 6 per cent respectively.
According to the details, Transparency International has released a global corruption report. A few months ago, Transparency International and the Global Society conducted a corruption survey in which India was declared the most corrupt country in the Asia region.
The report said that the corruption rate in India in the Asia region is 39%. 46% of Indians use their connections to access public services, while 50% of those who paid bribes were asked to pay a bribe.
According to the survey report, 32% of the connection users said otherwise they would not get the services.
In addition to paying bribes for the services they need, people in #Asia use their family or social contacts to gain quicker and better access to schools and hospitals, and “speed up” government paperwork. #CorruptionBarometer
— Transparency Int'l (@anticorruption) November 26, 2020
Transparency International also released a report on corruption at the Davis Forum. In this report, India was ranked 80th out of 180 countries. The title of the Transparency Survey is “Global Corruption Barometer — Asia”.
The survey, conducted in 17 countries, asked 20,000 people. The survey asked Indian citizens about police, courts, government hospitals, obtaining identity documents and utilities.
Forty-two percent of Indians used connections to obtain official documents, while 39 percent of Indians resorted to corruption in judicial and police matters, the report said.
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