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India at the top of bribery and using connections to get public benefits globally

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Image Credit: Transparency International

In an embarrassing feat, India has topped the chart of countries with the highest cases of bribery. According to a report by Transparency International, 39% of public service users had to pay a bribe to avail the requisite service last year. The report was prepared after studying data from 17 countries. Cambodia is second on the list with 37%. 46% of public users in India had to use connections for getting their jobs done.