by Priyanka Bhardwaj
Corruption inextricably linked with bureaucratic hassles has always existed in India. Yet, however hard some of us may try to understand them as ‘inescapable miseries’ that need to be adopted as preferred routes to get small things done, in the long run they poison the system by eroding the validity and rule of law.
There was a time when one would hear of an official being bribed to get something wrong or illegal done. But today grafts have to be paid even for getting good, lawful things done. Poisonous elements pervade all levels of approval and enforcement agencies, adversely impacting the basic rights and services of the common citizenry.