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January 24, 2020 17:12
India Ranked at 80th Position in Global Corruption Perception Index

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A Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has been prepared by the Transparency International which shows India ranking at the 80th position among the 180 countries and territories.

The Transparency International has released the CPI at the WEF 2020 which ranks the 180 countries and the territories basing on the public sector corruption that are being perceived, according to the business people and the experts.

The list has been topped by Denmark and New Zealand which has been followed by Finland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland in the top ten with the other countries being Norway in the seventh position, Netherlands in the eighth position and Germany along with Luxembourg in the ninth position.

India scored to be in the 80th position with the score being 41. India has reduced from two position when compared to last year as India stood at the 78 position in the last year which has come down to two positions this year making it at 80. This ranks has also been shared by China, Benin, Ghana and Morocco.

Pakistan is said to be ranking at the 120th position.

The Transparency International has said that the analysis done in this year shows that corruption is being more pervasive in the countries where the government looks into the matters of the wealthy or well- connected individuals

According to the report made by the non- government group, the political financing being unfair and opaque and the undue influence in the decision- making and the act of lobbying being done by powerful corporate interest groups will also affect the democracies such as Australia and India as this results in stagnation or reduction in the attempt to control the corruption.

The Transparency International has said that it has noted and have observed that the Corruption Perception Index of 2020 has recorded that only 22 countries have shown significant improvement where as many have declined in the Corruption Perception Index.

Delia Ferreira Rubio who is the Transparency International Chair has said that the role of corruption in the financing of the political party must be immediately taken into consideration and should be addressed by the government by focusing on the undue influence it exerts on our political systems.

By Shrithika Kushangi

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