This is my essay about corruption, it will be published in the school magazine, please tell me if there is any mistake, suggestion...in order to enhance the essay.
Corruption is a worldwide phenomenon which is fundamentally due to the lack of ethical behaviors. I think firmly that this problem is the most important factor that makes our country among the third world countries, given that most developed countries managed to eradicate corruption relatively.
So, how can we root out such a serious problem that is still threatening our economy and society?
First of all, I believe that making a reform starts by changing thoughts rather than behaviors, in other words: people in general and workers in particular should be sensitized about the seriousness of corruption, furthermore, I suggest including a subject of "good manners" or "ethical behaviors" in educational systems in order to prepare a honest workers for the future of our country, I should like to repeat again that making a reform start by changing thoughts rather than behaviors, this is the first step to do.
Secondly, there're various circumstances that provoke corruption, take for example the lack of anti-corruption associations which are the most important element that can participate in fighting corruption. So, such associations should be encouraged by the government in order to disclose the activities of criminal organizations and corrupt workers.
Thirdly, there're several forms of corruption, the most spread one is bribery, and one could argue that bribery can be sometimes a necessity rather than a form of corruption, let me give you an example: in order to have my passport, I'll be obliged to bribe the functionary in order to obtain quickly my passport, because it takes several weeks even months to make a passport, this is what do we call bureaucracy which is the worst aspect of the administration. I'm sorry, I don't mean that we're allowed to bribe workers because we're obliged to do that, but I affirm that some practical resolutions must be taken in order to eradicate this problem that is causing bribery.
In short, fighting bribery is not only the duty of government, nor is it only the duty of anti-corruption associations; it's also the duty of every honest citizen who wants to participate in building his country.
Fight Against Corruption
Corruption is a burning national issue. We must all come together for our ‘fight against corruption‘.
By ‘corruption’ people usually mean actual bribery, nepotism, misuse of public money and other offenses like hoarding, profiteering, black-marketing and smuggling.
Corruption is rampant in various spheres of education, business, employment, election and marriage.
The lack of employment opportunity often depresses the job-seeker. As long as there remains an unbridgeable gap between the employment needs and employment opportunities, it remains difficult to get a job, and there would always be people to exploit their needs. Giving and taking bribes under false assurances is a common phenomenon in such a case.
This can be stopped either by refusing to pay any such illegal gratification or by bringing the matter to the notice of the Police authorities.
Election process is an area where corruption raises its ugly head. Electioneering in a country, where large sections of the electorate are illiterate, often get misleaded by the vote-seeker. This corruption can be fought if individual voters remain true to their conscience and vote-seekers bank on their worth and power of arguments rather than on weight of their purse.
Corruption has found its way at centers of Education. Nowadays, even non-academic people are seen around the academic world primarily in search of certificates. They in collusion with other money-minded people among Paper-setters, Examiners and Tabulators often make mockery of the examination system. This can only be avoided by rising the consciousness of individual to ‘fight against corruption’.
And the sphere where individuals need no help from outside to fight corruption is that of marriage. Grooms consider themselves to be a costly commodities. They demand for dowries.
The various form of corrupt practices such as, hoarding, profiteering, black-marketing and undue price-rise, etc. need to be stopped. People can form consumer-resistance group with his fellow consumers and then their united effort would be strong enough to curb the malpractices of the unscrupulous people. These victims should fight against corruption. The should explore their legal rights. If necessary, they would also get the help of the Police authorities in this matter.
In the case of smuggling of valuables and non-available goods, individual has very little scope to resist except taking a vow not to purchase any such smuggled good even if offered at a lower price.
We often blame the government for their failure in checking corruption. But it is time to realize that it is more a question of public morality, of individual conscience and initiative than efficient administration to eradicate all such vices and corruptions.
Category: National Issues of India