Most Corrupt State in India List 2023

India is rank at 85 in Corruption Perceptions Index. Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are most corrupt state in India as per Transparent International and Local Circle survey on corruption. Check below most corrupt state in India list 2023

Most Corrupt State in India List: Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power by a person or an organization in position of authority for one's personal gain. Corruption is a criminal offense and it can be of any type like public servants demanding money in exchange for services, political misusing public money or granting public jobs or contracts to their sponsors, friends and families. India’s overall ranking in Corruption Perception Index is 85 out of 180 countries.

In India Rajasthan and Bihar is most corrupt state with a CPI score of 70-80 as per Transparent International and India Corruption Survey 2019 by Local Circles. The least corrupt state in India is Kerala with a score of 10. and other less corrupt state in India are Odisha, West Bengal, Goa, Delhi, Haryana and Gujarat. Check below list of most corrupt state in India 2023.

Most Corrupt State in India List 2023

In Rajasthan about 78% people had to pay bribe. In Bihar 75 % of citizens admitted to paying a bribe to get their work done. India Corruption Survey 2019 by Local Circles. CPI uses a scale from 0 to 100 for measuring corruption. 100 is very clean and 0 is highly corrupt. India rank at 85 in corruption perception index out of 180 countries with CPI score 40/100.

RankState Name Score
3Uttar Pradesh 74
6Karnataka 63
8Tamil Nadu62
10Madhya Pradesh55
12Andhra Pradesh50
17West Bengal46
Most Corrupt State in India List 2023

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Least Corrupt State in India List 2023

  • Kerala
  • Odisha
  • Goa
  • West Bengal
  • Haryana
  • Delhi
  • Gujarat
  • Uttarakhand
  • Andhra Pradesh

Most Corrupt Department in India

The most corrupt department in India are Property Registration, Police, Municipal Corporation, Transport, Electricity Board, Tax Office department.

  • Property Registration and Land Issues
  • Municipal Corporation
  • Police Department
  • Electricity Board
  • Transport and RTO
  • Income Tax

List of Anti-Corruption Agency in India (State Wise)

Corruption involves bribery, embezzlement, theft and fraud, graft, extortion and blackmail, Influence peddling, Networking, Abuse of discretion, Favoritism, nepotism and clientelism. Anti-corruption initiatives transparency is only the first step to curbing corruption. Impact of corruption Loss of credibility Economic losses. Anti-corruption initiatives transparency is only the first step to curbing corruption. The punishment for bribery in India can range from six months to seven years of imprisonment.

Sr No.State/UTAnti-Corruption Agency
1Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh Anti-Corruption Bureau
2Arunachal Pradesh
3AssamDirectorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam
5ChhattisgarhAnti-Corruption Bureau, Chhattisgarh
6GoaGoa Police Anti-Corruption Branch
7GujaratGujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau
8HaryanaHaryana State Vigilance Bureau
9Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh State Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau
10JharkhandAnti-Corruption Bureau, Jharkhand
12KeralaVigilance & Anti-Corruption Bureau, Kerala (VACB)
13Madhya PradeshLokayukta Special Police Establishment, Madhya Pradesh
14MaharashtraMaharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau
15ManipurVigilance & Anti-Corruption Department, Manipur
16MeghalayaMeghalaya Police Anti-Corruption Branch
17MizoramAnti-Corruption Bureau, Mizoram
18NagalandDirectorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption Police, Nagaland
19OdishaOdisha Vigilance Directorate
20PunjabPunjab State Vigilance Bureau
21RajasthanAnti-Corruption Bureau, Rajasthan
22SikkimVigilance Police Department, Sikkim
23Tamil NaduDirectorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Tamil Nadu
24TelanganaTelangana Anti-Corruption Bureau
26Uttar PradeshAnti-Corruption Organization, Uttar Pradesh
28West BengalDirectorate of Anti-Corruption Branch, West Bengal
29DelhiDelhi Police Vigilance Department
List of Anti-Corruption Agency in India (State Wise)

What is Corruption

Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power by a person or an organization in position of authority for one's personal gain. Corruption involves Bribery, Embezzlement, theft and fraud, Graft, Extortion and blackmail, Influence peddling, Networking, Abuse of discretion, Favoritism, nepotism and clientelism

What are the types of corruption

1. Political corruption: Political corruption is the abuse of public power, office, or resources by political leaders for personal gain, by extortion, soliciting or offering bribes. hiring or promoting a family member or staff member to a role they are not qualified regardless of merit.
2. Petty corruption: This type of occurs at a smaller scale and takes place at the implementation end of public services when public officials meet the public.
3. Grand Corruption: This type of corruption occurring at the highest levels of government in a way that requires significant subversion of the political, legal and economic systems.
4. Systemic corruption: Systemic corruption is primarily due to the weaknesses of an organization or process. It is also know as endemic corruption. It can be contrasted with individual officials or agents who act corruptly within the system.
5. Public Corruption: It includes corruption of the political process and of government agencies such as tax collectors and the police, as well as corruption in processes of allocating public funds for contracts, grants, and hiring.
6. Judicial Corruption: Judicial corruption refers to the corruption-related misconduct of judges, through the receiving or giving of bribes, the improper sentencing of convicted criminals, bias in the hearing and judgement of arguments and other forms of mis conduct
7. Military Corruption: Military corruption refers to the abuse of power by members in the armed forces, in order for career advancement or for personal gain by a soldier or soldiers.
8. Police Corruption: Police corruption is a specific form of police misconduct designed to obtain financial benefits, personal gain, career advancement for a police officer or officers in exchange for not pursuing or selectively pursuing an investigation or arrest or or accepting bribes in exchange for not reporting organized drug or prostitution rings or other illegal activities.

What are the reason for Corruption

Corruption may involve many activities which include bribery, influence peddling and the embezzlement. Corruption will occur if the corrupt gain is greater than the penalty multiplied by the likelihood of being caught and prosecuted
1. Greed of money, desires.
2. Higher levels of market and political monopolization
3. Low levels of democracy, weak civil participation and low political transparency
4. Higher levels of bureaucracy and inefficient administrative structures
5. Low press freedom
6. Low economic freedom
7. Large ethnic divisions and high levels of in-group favoritism
8. Political instability
9. Weak property rights
10. Low levels of education
11. Lack of commitment to society
12. Extravagant family
13. Unemployment
14. Lack of proper policies against corruption

How is corruption measured in World

The world corruption data is mainlined by Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and Global Corruption Index (GCI). These organization publish yearly reports of corruption and rank of countries in Corruption index. The CPI index is published annually by the non-governmental organization Transparency International since 1995. Global Corruption Index (GCI) measures the state of corruption and white-collar crimes around the world, specifically money laundering and terrorism financing.

Anti Corruption Laws in India

1. Right to Information Act:
2. Anti-corruption laws in India
3. Indian Penal Code, 1860
4. Prosecution section of Income Tax Act, 1961
5. The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
6. The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988
7. Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

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