Corruption refers to an act performed by an individual or a group, which seriously compromises the rights and privileges of someone else or the public in general. “Corruption” includes a significant number of illegal and immoral activities from different areas of governance and administration. Corruption is not only limited to the government and its agencies but, it also includes private businesses and organizations. Corruption severely hampers the growth and development of a society and a nation as a whole. A corrupt system makes people lose general trust in the government, resulting in an environment of fear and chaos.

Long and Short Essay on Corruption in India

Essay 1 (250 words)

Nowadays, corruption is seen everywhere in society just like an infectious disease. The great leaders of India who have fought their whole life for removing corruption and other social issues completely from society. It is a very shameful condition for us that even after losing various great lives, we are not able to understand our real responsibilities. Corruption has been spread in the common public lives, politics, central governments, state governments, businesses, industries, etc. It has not left any field. Corruption is increasing day by day instead of decreasing or steadying because of the continuous increase in the appetite of people for money, power, position, and luxury.

We have forgotten the real responsibility of being a human just because of the money. We need to understand that money is not everything and it is not a stable thing. We cannot keep it forever to us, it can only give us greediness and corruption. We should give importance to value-based life and not money based life. It is true that we need a lot of money to live a common life however it is not true that just for our selfishness and greediness; we should play someone’s life or money in some unfair ways.


Essay 2 (300 words)

As we all know that corruption is a very bad thing. It inhibits individual growth as well as society and country growth and development. It is a social evil that is playing a human’s body and minds socially, economically and intellectually. It is continuously making its roots so deeply because of the increasing human greediness towards money, power, and position. Corruption is the misuse of authority, public position, natural or public resources, power, etc by someone to gain his/her personal gratifications. According to the sources, it has been identified that India ranks three in highly corrupted countries.

Corruption is highly spread in the field of civil service, politics, business, and other illegal fields. India is a famous country for its democracy but it is corruption that disturbs its democratic system. Politicians are highly responsible for all types of corruption in the country. We chose our leaders by having lots of expectations for them to lead our country in the right direction. In the starting they make us lots of promises however, just after the voting they forget all that and involve in corruption. We are sure that our India would be corruption free a day when our political leaders would be free of greediness and use their power, money, status, and position in the right direction to lead the country, not their own luxury and personal wishes.

We should select very honest and trustworthy leaders to lead our India just like our earlier Indian leaders such as Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, etc. Only such political leaders can reduce and finally end the corruption from India. Youths of the country should also need to be aware of all the reasons for corruption and get together to solve it in the group. The increasing level of corruption needs to take some heavy steps to get control over it.


Essay 3 (400 words)

Corruption is the highly infectious social disease which has spread its roots to the mind of the bad people. No one takes birth to do such types of bad activities in society however some bad conditions of their life forced them to do so. Gradually they become habitual for all of these bad activities. However, people suffering from any problem, disease, etc should keep patience and trust in themselves and never do anything bad in life. As one negative step of anyone may harm the lives of many people. We are not a single entity on this earth, there are many like us, so we should think a little about others and live life happily and peacefully with positive thoughts.

Nowadays, lots of benefits are given by the government of India to the poor people on the basis of various rules and regulations to bring social awareness among common people as well as equality in society. However, poor people are not getting benefited from those advantages given by the government as many officers doing corruption secretly in between the channel before reaching to the poor people. They are doing corruption against law for just fulfilling their own pockets with money.

There are many causes of corruption in society. Nowadays political leaders are making interest oriented programs and policies instead of nation oriented programs and policies. They are just wishing to be famous politicians for completing their own interests instead of citizen’s interests and requirements. There is an increasing level of change in the value system in the human mind as well as decreasing the ethical qualities of human beings. The level of trust, faith, and honesty is decreasing which gives rise to corruption.

The number of common people with increased tolerance power towards corruption is increasing. There is a lack of strong public forums in the society in order to oppose corruption, widespread illiteracy in rural areas, poor economic infrastructure, etc are the reasons for endemic corruption in public life. Low salaries norms of the government employees force them towards the channel of corruption. Complex laws and procedures of the government distract common people to get any type of help from the government. During election time, corruption becomes at its highest peak. Politicians always take the support of poor and illiterate people by dreaming them big in the future during their governance however nothing happens after the win.


Essay 4 (500 words)

Corruption has been spread like a disease all over India as well as abroad. It has become one of the most speedily increasing social issues in Indian society. It is generally initiated and promoted by the opportunistic leaders. They never think about the nation’s benefits and do lots of damage to the nation through their corruption even for their small advantage. They sell their country properties in the wrong hands and spread wrong beliefs about India in the people’s minds living in other countries.

They are spoiling the old traditions and cultures of India for their personal benefits. Nowadays people who are working in the right direction using the right principles considered foolish in modern society and the people who are working wrong and making wrong promises are good for society. However, in turn, it is true that corrupted people cheating the simple, ordinary and innocent people. They are ruling the mind of innocent people.

Corruption increases in India day by day because there is a strong connection between the officials, politicians, and criminals who are making this country weak and so weak. India got independence in 1947 and it was slowly becoming strong and developing but in midway, the disease of corruption started and stop India to grow ahead. In India, there has been a trend of giving and take means to give some money in order to get your work done whether in the government offices or private sector offices. And now the condition is getting worse and worse, as earlier, the money was paid for getting wrong works done or only work to be done, but currently, money is paid for getting works done in the right ways and at right time. Even after paying complete money according to the demand, there is no full chance of getting things done at the time and in the right way.

Corruption is everywhere in every department whether it hospitals, education, job, government offices, nothing is left of corruption. Everything has become a business and the source of earning money in the wrong way. Educational institutions are also involved in corruption and they give a seat to those students only who have paid for, whether they are good students with good marks or not. Very weak students are given admission in the top colleges and universities only on the basis of money paid for wrong admission and the topper student with good marks and lack of money gets back in the life or take admission in any simple college.

Nowadays, private sectors companies are so good in comparison to the governmental jobs. Private companies are giving a job on the basis of candidate’s skills, ability, technical knowledge, a good percentage of marks and all the educational records. However, it has become tough to get a job in the government offices as they need lots of bribes to give any type of job (high level or low level) like teaching, clerk, babu, nurse, doctor, sweeper, etc. And the number of bribe increases in the market as the level of job increase like IAS, PCC, police, etc ranks jobs.

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