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With scam after scam erupting almost daily, it’s time to ask the question: How corrupt is India compared with other countries? Transparency International, which advertises itself as the global civil society organization leading the fight against corruption, has been bringing out an annual Corruption erceptions Index (CPI) since 1995,which ranks countries according to the perception of corruption in the public sector. The scale ranges from 10, which is extremely clean, to 0, which is extremely corrupt.
According to the 2010 CPI, India has a score of 3.3. That indicates a comparatively high level of corruption, as expected. But among countries in the neighborhood, China has a score of 3.5, Pakistan 2.3, Bangladesh 2.4, Nepal 2.2 and Sri Lanka 3.2. Afghanistan and Myanmar are at a very low 1.4. The recent outbreak of scams would undoubtedly have worsened perceptions about corruption in India andour score will probably be worse if a survey is conducted right now. Nevertheless, the score does suggest that India is not too badly off compared with other countries in our immediate neighborhood.