Out of the 176 countries, this year Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has ranked India at 94th position.
The international transparency committee has said that it has devised new parameters to check the level of corruption in a nation against the method they used last year.
As Transparency International is evaluating the positions through a different formula beginning this year and hence this cannot be compared to last year’s ranking.
India was ranked at 95th position last year. a “slight improvement” in the index.
On a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) , India has a score of 36, which is a result based on an average of 10 studies including World Bank’s Country Performance and Institutional Assessment and Global Insight Country Risk Ratings.
India was ranked 72 among 180 countries for the first time in 2007 and since then the country’s rankings have been showing a decline. While India was placed at 87 in 2010, the position was 95 in 2011.
If we talk about the neighbouring countries Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh fared much worse than India when it came to corruption in public sector undertakings. Sri Lanka and China are ranked 79 and 80 respectively.
Denmark is placed at the top spot with a score of 90 while Finland and New Zealand follow very closely. Countries that occupy the bottom ranks in the index are Myanmar, Sudan Afghanistan, Somalia and North Korea.
Source – Agencies