India Improves In Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index
India Improves  In Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index

A customer counts Indian rupee notes. (INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

India has slightly improved its ranking in the corruption perception index 2016, global watchdog Transparency International said in its annual report published yesterday (25 January). The organisation used data from World Bank, World Economic Forum and other institutions to rank 176 countries by apparent levels of corruption in the public sector.

The score runs from zero, which is highly corrupt, to 100, which is very clean. India, China and Brazil – with a score of 40 each – figured in the 10 key economies in the mid-range. This is an improvement for India as compared to 2015, when it scored 38. The country’s rank, however, slipped from 76 to 79, but eight more countries were evaluated in 2016 (176 countries), so the rank is not the best judging matrix.

Transparency International’s ranking is acknowledged as a benchmark of perceptions of corruption and used by analysts and investors.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber