Corruption is a multi-dimensional social evil. It is the problem of problems in the world of today. It has clung to mankind like an incurable disease. It is a widespread moral degradation in the society. Nepotism, misappropriation of public money and non-accountability have spread the waves of almost all the departments of life. Even courts of justice and education are no exceptions. They have also become an arena of corruption.
It has almost become an integral part of our economic, social, and cultural activities. From the bottom to the top, the whole machinery is corrupt. The corrupt people use quite amazing techniques and surprising tricks to deceive others.
From a peon to the boss, almost everyone is involved in corruption directly or indirectly. Usually, the police and income tax departments were notorious for it. But, now, this evil has spread to every departments of the government. It has penetrated deep into our social system and rusted the machinery of government.
Bribery, nepotism and misuse of power have entirely destroyed the moral fiber of our society. Almost all the civil military officials have fallen a prey to corruption. They touch to the lowest level of immorality for the sake of monetary gains. There are several factors that contribute to the prevalence of corruption. It is a severe threat to the national existence. It impairs the whole system of moral, ethical and religious values of a civil society. The distinction between right and wrong disappears. Revolutions and military take overs become common. In fact, it is one of the main causes of the downfall of nations in the past.
First, the people are lack of contentment because of economic insecurity in our society. Every person wishes to get rich overnight and, therefore, tries to feather his nest.
Second, the inflation rate is unchecked in our society. The public officials are unable to maintain their standard of living within salary. So, they are tempted to accept bribe.
Third, lack of accountability on the part of the public servants and the politicians waters the flower of corruption.
Fourth, most of the people have ignored religion and moral traditions. They want to amass wealth at any cost. They have no sense of right or wrong. Conscience is God's presence in man. Bribe-giver and the bribe-taker are both doomed for hell. We need to have equality, justice and opportunities for progress available to all the people.