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'Promote transparent and ethical governance to eradicate corruption'
The menace of corruption, in India, is going on unabated. According to Transparency International India (TII), in 2011, India ranked 95th in the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Index. Furthermore, India is perceived more corrupt by the TI than China, which was ranked 75th on their list in the same year.

TII IS the accredited India chapter of Berlin-based TI that has turned the fight against corruption into a worldwide movement. This civil society organization is seeking to 'promote transparent and ethical governance to eradicate corruption' in India, according to its website. Furthermore, TII holds  its commitment 'to create a corruption-free India, so that the poor do not lose their voice to corruption'.

International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is around the corner. It is an annual international observance since 2003 and is slated to be held on 9th December. UN established this observance since it had been 'concerned about the seriousness of problems and threats posed by corruption to the stability and security of societies, undermining the institutions and values of democracy, ethical values and justice and jeopardizing sustainable development and the rule of law'.

The observance of IACD is meant to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively and draw attention of the world community to the need of integrity, accountability and proper management of public affairs, funds and property.

The recent efforts of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and social activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal to expose corruption and highlighting them have created public awareness about the issue. But due to insensitivity of the politicians, even the high voltage social-activism and efforts of the civil society organizations have not been able to force the government to catalyze action to curb corruption.

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