Corruption and the crisis of governance in India

Raj Kumar, C. (2011) Corruption and the crisis of governance in India. Global is Asian (12). pp. 10-11.

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Corruption in India is a problem that has serious implications for both protecting the rule of law and ensuring access to justice. Corruption is pervasive in India, undermining the effectiveness of all institutions of governance. Since independence, successive governments have attempted to take numerous measures to reduce the levels of corruption in the country, including legislative and institutional measures. However, a lack of political will and commitment in taking concrete steps to eliminate corruption has meant most of these
measures have fallen short of their intended results. Corruption in India is not merely a law enforcement issue where the existing laws of the state are violated and can be remedied merely by more stringent law enforcement. Rather, it is a much more fundamental problem that undermines the very social fabric of
Indian society. The scourge of corruption has permeated every political and bureaucratic institution, rotting the apparatus of governance from top to bottom.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Corruption India | Public Policy | Civil Society
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 05:38
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 09:56


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