Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Report on Corruption by Transparency International
Police top corruption list
Transparency International Ranks Karnataka Under 'Very High' Category
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Bangalore: The cost of educating one's ward may be rising, but
surprisingly this sector ranks last in terms of bribe paid for
availing of its services, while the police department tops the list of
11, in a national survey done by an agency on corruption levels.
The survey, third in the series which Transparency International
India (TII) has done in collaboration with the Centre for Media
Studies for 2007, measures the extent of petty corruption. The study
covered 31 states and 22,728 below poverty line (BPL) households
between November 2007 and January 2008. TII's first study was done on
a regional basis in 2002 and second done for 20 major states which
were grades from least corrupt Kerala to the most being Bihar.
Karnataka falls under the "very high'' levels along with Rajasthan,
Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya and Sikkim.