What is the position of India in terms of corruption?
In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2021, India continues to be ranked 85th with a score of 40 from last year. India’s position in this index has improved significantly since 2013. India’s score in 2014 and 2015 was 38. This score increased to 40 in 2016 and remained stable in 2017 as well. In 2018, India jumped one point to the best ever score of 41 in the Corruption Perceptions Index. In 2019 also India’s score remained 41. In the year 2020, India lost one point and again reached the score of 40. There was no improvement in India’s score even in 2021 and still it remains 40.
Know about the rest of the world
Denmark, New Zealand and Finland topped the list with 88 points each. Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany made the top 10. Britain finished 11th with 78 points. America got 67 points in 2020. He has got the same number of points this time too, but he has dropped two places to be 27th. Canada finished 13th with 74 points. 180 countries and territories are ranked in this index. South Sudan remained at the bottom with 11 points. Somalia got 13 points, Venezuela got 14 and Yemen, North Korea and Afghanistan got 16 points each.
Last year there was little effort to stop corruption
Transparency International has claimed in its report that most countries of the world have made little or no progress in reducing the level of corruption in the last decade. It has also been told in this report that the Kovid-19 global pandemic has worsened the situation. The systems of rights and checks and balances are increasingly undermined not only in countries with systemic corruption and weak institutions, but also in established democracies.
Pegasus spy also mentioned
The issues discussed in the report over the past year include the use of Pegasus software to spy on human rights activists, journalists and politicians around the world. The report said that many countries have used the global pandemic as an excuse to curtail fundamental freedoms and bypass checks and balances. It said that many countries in Western Europe, which scored the highest overall score, used the global pandemic as an excuse to relax anti-corruption efforts, and accountability and transparency measures were ignored or withdrawn.