Topic- Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
7) Corruption is a multi-faceted problem and requires a comprehensive strategy to deal with. Discuss the ways in which corruption can be reduced.(250 words)
Why this question
Corruption is one of the key reasons behind poverty, abuse/lack of human rights in developing countries like India. Therefore it is vital to discuss the ways in which corruption can be reduced.
Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. We also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to write in detail about the ways in which corruption can be fought against. The answer should provide a comprehensive approach and discuss at length, all the practical ways to fight corruption.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few lines about the economic, social and moral harms inflicted by corruption. Mention how it widens inequality, leads to human rights abuse etc.
Discuss in points/ paras, the ways in which corruption can be fought. E.g
- Need to understand the different kinds of corruption to develop smart responses.
- Create pathways that give citizens relevant tools to engage and participate in their governments – identify priorities, problems and find solutions.
- Cut the red tape
- Harness IT tools
- Align anti-corruption measures with market, behavioral, and social forces etc
Conclusion- sum up your discussion in a few lines and form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the above issue.