Chennai: Facing corruption from birth to death

Chennai: Every common man, in our nation, is facing corruption from his/her birth to death.   

For instance, a pregnant woman is admitted in a public hospital for delivery. Her family has to bribe the staff members of the hospital and on few occasions the doctors also. If you are honest, you may not get proper attendance, adequate medical facilities, decent accommodations etc., in public hospitals.

The worst form of corruption is that different bribe amount is demanded for male child and female child. The gender bias in corruption is also prevails.

After birth, the parents have to bribe the educational authorities for getting admissions in schools. Thereafter, to the colleges and for professional courses, in reputed institution. People are forced to bribe the officials in order to secure their rights. Even in examinations, evaluation of answer sheets, providing internal marks, everywhere bribe to the officials are common. It is painful and unfortunate to state that sexual favours are demanded in lieu of bribe in educational institutions and public offices and what else can be the worst situation than this in public administration.

 For employment youths are struggling and in rural areas, parents are forced to dispose their properties for bribing the officials in order to secure employment. The worst form of corruption is happening in the burial ground and we the people are able to tolerate even the corruption in the burial ground. Unless public servant in the burial ground maintained by the state or local bodies, are bribed, the dead body will not get appropriate timings for burial. The right to decent burial is also denied.

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