According to a recent survey- India Corruption Study conducted by the centre for Media Studies, seventy-five percent households across 13 states feel that the corruption level has either increased or is same during the last one year. 27 percent have confessed that they paid a bride to avail public service in the last one year.
The India Corruption Study covered more than two thousand households from over 200 rural and 13 states including- Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Rajasthan.
For the study, 11 public services- public distribution system (PDS), electricity, health, school education, water supply, banking services, police, judicial services, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS, rural only) were covered.
The report which was released by Prakash Singh, former director general of police, Uttar Pradesh, along with CMS chairman Dr N Bhaskara Rao.
Prakash Singh said: "Corruption is a causative factor which contributed to turbulence in Assam, the insurgency in Nagaland, the devastating terrorist movement in Punjab and a separatist movement in Kashmir. Corruption causes disaffection among people and dissatisfaction with the system and has far-reaching consequences. In some cases, it can lead to the toppling of governments."
The report also revealed that 73 percent household in Telangana were asked to pay money in order to avail public services. People had to pay a bribe for basic services such as document identification and to get their voter ID card or the Aadhar card.