Corruption is a serious social problem that Nepalese are facing. Corruption is defined as dishonesty, immoral and illegal behavior by people in positions of authority or power making money in a dishonest way. Embezzling money in public funds is corruption. It is also corruption to adopt an incompetent person to a post. Similarly using influence over others for getting something done is called corruption.
Corruption is rampant in our country. It is evident from the report of the Transparency International, an international non-governmental organization. Every year it publishes the corruption perception (CPI) about the situation of corruption in different countries. The index ranges from 0 to 10. Number 5 is the midpoint.
Worldwide CPI Ranking of Some Countries
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The corruption of some countries is shown in the above table. The countries with figures above 5 have a low level of corruption. The corruption in those countries is not a serious matter. But the countries with the figures below 5 have high-level corruption. There is it a problem. They should fight corruption and try to abolish it. According to the above figures of 2010 AD, New Zealand has had least corruption. The country having most corruption was Haiti. In the context of Nepal, the corruption level is high. According to a national survey of 2004 AD, Nepal's first problem is corruption and the second problem is unemployment. Similarly, Denmark, Finland, and Singapore were other countries among the top- fives. Nepal was ranked in the 154th in the list. Its index remained 2.2 in both years. But its rank went down from 146th to 154th means corruption in Nepal is still going up, not falling down.
There are several causes of corruption in Nepal. The important causes are as follows:
The effects of corruption are always bad and harmful. Some of them are as follows:
The major social problem that prevails in my society is corruption. The problem can be solved through the strict implementation of law and increasing the salary and facilities of professionals.
The basis of minimization of corruption is information because:
I do agree with the stakeholder and responsible person who accepts that corruption is about to engulf the nation. To response the statement, I take support of the following four points:
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:
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:
Corruption control is a great challenge in Nepal. Most of the government formed in Nepal cannot function well because of widespread corruption. To control corruption there is CIAA working as a constitutional body but corruption has not been controlled. The causes of ever increasing corruption are as follows:
For the development of a country and materialization of democratic principles corruption must be controlled. We should adopt the following ways to control corruption: -
Yes, it's true that corruption is a complex problem of big society. Our government is trying its level best to control this problem but it has not been in its grip. It proves that the activities carried out by the government to solve this problem have not been effective.
Government has made strict law against corruption but it has not been implemented rigidly. The corrupted people have taken law to their hands and have weekend it. They are above law. This is because of their affinity with the people in power and money. Secondly, the process-oriented administration of our nation is supporting factor for network or corruption. The administrative process is lengthy which compels people for giving bribe or taking it. The cross check principle has not been followed timely. And finally, government is failing to control the price hike and address the employer's problem. The salary and facilities provide to the bureaucrats is minimal which is costing corruption indirectly.