Corruption: A Major Social Problem

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Corruption means to use the state machinery, authority and power in an illegal and unauthorised way to get personal benefit in the form of commission or misusing public fund or budget. Corruption is one of the major social problems.
Corruption: A Major Social Problem

Corruption means to use the state machinery, authority and a power in an illegal and unauthorised way to get personal benefit in the form of commission or misusing public fund or budget. Corruption can be found in four ways. They are Bribery, Relatives tend, Misappropriation of government property and Exploitation policy.

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Image: Corruption

Effects of Corruption:

  • Government loses credibility.
  • People are forced to pay undue money even for fair work.
  • Poor and socio-economically deprived people don't get justice.
  • It causes conflict and violence in the society.
  • The Economic and social process of development will be affected.
  • It hampers overall day to day in the administration of the country.
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Image: Ending Corruption

Measures to control corruption:

  • Implementation of good governance, accountability, transparency and effective rules, and regulations.
  • General awareness against corruption.
  • Strict law, rules and monitoring.
  • Civil society, media, etc. have to discourage the corruption by bringing it into the public.
  • The corrupt officials and people against whom the charges of corruption are proven should be socially boycotted.

Things to remember
  • Corruption means to use  the state machinery, authority,power in an  illegal and unauthorised way to get the personal benefit.
  • Corruption causes conflicts and violence.
  • Controlling measures for corruption are general awareness, strict law, rules and monitoring , good governance and effective rules and implications, etc.

  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers

The corruption perception index of Nepal is 2.5.

Nepal is in the 52nd rank in corruption.

One example of corruption in Nepal is bribery.

One measure to control corruption is transparency in all governmental and non-governmental offices and organization.

In order to eliminate corruption, we should support the media by providing relevant information.

Corruption is going against the norms of the post and abuse of power and authority. Nepal is among the countries which have high rate of corruption. It is taken as a social problem due to the following reasons:

  1. Corruption slows down the development activities.
  2. It discourages the spirit of skilled and honest citizen.
  3. Corruption affects the fair distribution of resources and opportunities negatively.
  4. Corruption doesn't let democracy function well.

Corruption is a main problem in our country. Government must take some immediate action to solve it. The causes of corruption in our countries are as follows:

  1. There is a lack of good governance and rule of law.
  2. There is a lack of transparency.
  3. There is no strict punishment for the corrupted people.
  4. Commercialization of health services and education.
  5. Luxurious lifestyle.

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