Consumerist: India Shows Great Improvement In Combating Corruption While Others Just Give Lip Service!

Dato Jacob George

“I believe it is all because of the new government, in place which possibly captured the anti-corruption mandate on which the new government was elected and the possibility of some new reforms in this area.

Will all this result in the passing of more legislation including the right of citizens for time bound delivery of goods and services and the much awaited “Redressal of their Grievances Bill?”.

Only time will tell but I am excited!”

Consumerist: India Shows Great Improvement In Combating Corruption While Others Just Give Lip Service!

Are you aware that India has showed some improvement in addressing corruption this year, ranking 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year?

This is indeed a great achievement indeed!

Denmark retained its position as the least corrupt country in 2014 with a score of 92 while North Korea and Somalia shared the last place, scoring just 8!

In India’s neighborhood, China moved to 100th place, down from 80th last year, while Pakistan and Nepal were at 126th position.

Yes, Nepal where tourist of the world retreat for spiritualism?

No surprise with Bangladesh which was 145th and Bhutan 30th in the ranking.

Sri Lanka was ranked 85th with India. Afghanistan was at a bleak 172.

I am also advised that according to the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report by TII, “the CPI score for India increased by 2 points in 2014 from its 2013 score, helping India’s rank move up to 85 in 2014 from 94 in 2013?.

India’s score stood at 38 as compared to 36 last year.

The improvement in CPI for India was driven primarily by two data sources — from the World Economic Forum and World Justice Project’s (WJP) index.

A score increase on WEF suggested businesses in India were viewing the environment favorably with regards to their perception of corruption and bribery in the country.

The WJP score also went up reflecting the perceptions of public sector corruption coming down slightly in India.

I believe it is all because of the new government, in place which possibly captured the anti-corruption mandate on which the new government was elected and the possibility of some new reforms in this area.

Will all this result in the passing of more legislation including the right of citizens for time bound delivery of goods and services and the much awaited “Redressal of their Grievances Bill?”.

Only time will tell but I am excited!