India is shining at global front. We have “Digital India”, “Smart India”, “Swach Bhart”, “Make In India”, “Skill India” and many other programs which resonate with this image of India. But when we open our eyes & look around ourselves or within ourselves all these doesn’t feel real. What we feel most or do the most on any normal day is hypocrisy & corruption. These are interrelated and one leads to another. Hypocrisy & corruption are in human nature. We want others to follow rules but we want easiest and shortest way for ourselves. Their level differs from society to society & region to region. In the Indian case, this picture is quite grim.
Corruption – Political & bureaucratic
Here I want to differentiate corruption in two broad categories – ‘political-corruption’ and ‘bureaucratic-corruption’. What is bureaucratic corruption? I will say it is corruption which originates from or done by any government employee of, both Centre or state. On another hand, political corruption is corruption which done by politicians and their parties. Most of the times, corruption involves both politicians and bureaucrats together; but origination point generally differs.