Corruption has such powers as to destroy, ruin or spoil a society or a nation. Nowadays every nation is under the grip of corruption. It is a very old trend. Every section of the society is hampered by corruption and it has become difficult to keep an eye on it because of the fact that its origin is from the grass root level. Corruption is an age old phenomenon and its grip has engulfed all nations to the path of destruction.
Corruption is widespread throughout the developed world. All fragments of society are affected by it starting from local to national governments. Even the civil society is not aloof from the clutch of corruption. Though corruption is prevalent in almost all countries around the world but the evils of corruption has mostly affected the developing and the underdeveloped countries. When those people who are in possession of power misuse the same for personal gratifications or indulge themselves in an act of bribery or misuse of public position they can be considered as corrupt. Corruption is most commonly associated with ‘give and take of money ‘for some illegitimate work and it has gradually caught up in each section of the society.
Corruption has gripped each and every section of the Indian society. It is a result of an existing correlation between bureaucrats, politicians and criminals. Presently, if a person desires for a government job he need to pay lakhs of rupees to the higher authority. Even though he/she may be fulfilling all the eligibility criteria that one requires for the job but until and unless he/she pay huge sums of money to the higher officials his/her candidature will not be accepted. In addition one needs to pay money to the concerned employee to get work done. The worst form of corruption in India is the political corruption. The political system has been handicapped due to rampant corruption and electoral process has become associated with criminal activities. The voters are even threatened to vote for a particular candidate. Physically weaker sections of the society are especially vulnerable to this as tribals, rural women and dalits are forced sometimes to stay at their home and are not encouraged to cast their votes.