News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:57 AM IST
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However, 63 percent believe that the government is taking appropriate steps to tackle corruption. The survey states that 46 per cent of people in India take advantage of personal contacts to get their work done. The report says that about half of the bribe-seekers have been asked for bribes, while 32 per cent of those using personal contacts say they would not have worked if they had not done so.
Cambodia at number two
Cambodia is second only to India, with 37 per cent of people paying bribes. After this, Indonesia is third with corruption rate being 30 percent.
Lowest in Maldives and Japan
On the other hand, the rate of corruption in Maldives and Japan is the lowest when it comes to countries with the lowest rates. Only two percent of the people in these two countries do this.
Pakistan not included in the survey
Talking about the situation in South Korea, the rate of corruption here is 10 percent and in Nepal only 12 percent people commit corruption. However, Pakistan has not been included in this survey.
Three out of four considered a big problem
Transparency International has released its report titled ‘Global Corruption Barometer-Asia’. In this, 20,000 people from 17 countries have been asked questions. The survey was conducted between June and September. Six types of government services were included in the survey. Three out of every four people surveyed believe that corruption is a major problem in their country.
Fear of disclosing corruption
Out of those surveyed in India, 42 percent of those who came in contact with the police bribed. 41 percent people had to bribe to get government documents like identity cards. The report also revealed that 63 percent of the people are afraid to give information about corruption.