People in Karnataka faced corruption the most: CMS survey

According to the survey, "77 per cent of respondents" in Karnataka said they experienced corruption in accessing public services.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 28, 2017 4:15 pm
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People in Karnataka faced corruption the most in accessing public services, a think-tank has claimed, based on its survey in 20 states. The Centre for Media Studies (CMS) on Friday released its 11th round of the the annual corruption study — ‘CMS India Corruption Study 2017’ — here today.

According to the survey, “77 per cent of respondents” in Karnataka said they experienced corruption in accessing public services.

“This is followed by Andhra Pradesh (74 per cent), Tamil Nadu (68 per cent), Maharashtra (57 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (44 per cent) and Punjab (42 per cent),” it says.

The survey was conducted over the last one year covering 20 states, including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Punjab, and more than 3,000 households from both rural and urban areas.

At the launch of the report here, NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy said, “Big-ticket corruption is linked with electoral reforms.”

The Chairman of CMS, N Bhaskara Rao, said, “We have been producing reports on corruption for many years. We wanted the NITI Aayog to take note of this, as they are the policy makers.”

“In 2005, the more corrupt states were Bihar (74 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (69 per cent) Odisha (60 per cent), Rajashthan (59 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (59 per cent),” the think-tank said.

CMS said a telephonic survey was also conducted in January on the impact of demonetisation to assess citizen’s perception on the level of corruption in public services with a randomly selected sub-sample in all the 20 states.

“More than half of the respondents felt the level of corruption decreased during that period (November-December last year) while 12 per cent opined that graft had increased in that period 21 per cent felt it had remained the same,” the survey said.

Rao said while the level of perception of corruption has gone down, the factors associated with graft has “remained almost unchanged”, which is a sad commentary on the country that has completed 70 years of its Independence.

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    Shekhar
    Apr 29, 2017 at 1:44 am
    when is the embly election in karnataka???..any update on BJP ruled states????mostly others only...
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      Neti Naut
      Apr 29, 2017 at 12:57 am
      You need a think tank to tell you this ;-)
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        Neti Naut
        Apr 29, 2017 at 1:00 am
        Wonder if the Think Tank had to bribe the Karnataka Gov to rate them #1 ;-)
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        Tushar
        Apr 28, 2017 at 9:13 pm
        Him Prdsh is the first n least corrupt .. With Cong government ....gotta say anything about it ? 2 Nd s Kerala .that too ID governed by a non BJP party .... None of the self proclaimed non corrupt party ruling States could be the first lol Reply S S S Nair
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          Ahindu
          Apr 28, 2017 at 6:53 pm
          Yes I agree too, when I was living in Bangalore I was asked to bribe even for getting lpg gas connection.Govt officers in Bangalore are like dacoits ..shame on you
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            sk
            Apr 28, 2017 at 5:51 pm
            This is not a true survey conducted on phone. I am from Bihar and I had to pay bribe whenever I used service of any government department.
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              Damodar
              Apr 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm
              It is time that the colleges in India include a course on corruption in their curriculum. To make higher studies more relevant, students should be taught how much bribe to offer, to whom, and when. Also, we should enlighten them with what profession will fetch most bribe so that they can pursue the most rewarding career. After all, corruption is our core competency.
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                mtv
                Apr 28, 2017 at 5:36 pm
                How come IE is not mentioning anything about least corrupt states for reader's knowledge. Be fair in reporting.
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                  Ravi
                  Apr 28, 2017 at 5:34 pm
                  Do you need any survey in Karantaka? Today, mininum Rs 2000 for any small work and transfers in bulk with agent being used. 40 transfers- 7 croes. Poor babus to get
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                    MannA S
                    Apr 28, 2017 at 5:22 pm
                    Please take up 1) Rates of corruption, 2.degree of corruption in next study.
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                      Citizen
                      Apr 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm
                      No surprise after all now one stae has to supply Adihistanam all the requirements previously many states shared this burden along with themselves. Jaihind
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                        Mathura
                        Apr 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm
                        report from CMS (Center for Modi support)
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                          Bahu Bali
                          Apr 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm
                          Italians Congress in Power. Is there a need to say more?
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                            Tushar
                            Apr 28, 2017 at 9:12 pm
                            HP is the first n least corrupt .. With Cong government ....gotta say anything about it ? 2 Nd s Kerala .that too ID governed by a non BJP party .... None of the self proclaimed non corrupt party ruling States could be the first lol
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                            s s nair
                            Apr 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm
                            They have not visited other places.
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