Allegations are always put against the India bureaucrats that they are corrupt. But the question is what makes them corrupt.
When an executive enters the service, he is very excited and happy with his/her service not just because of good salary and facilities but because of the pleasure and ambition of getting an opportunity to serve the nation.
As time passes, gradually he realizes that nobody apart from him is keen interested and enthusiastic about development and welfare. Even them who need it.
Moreover, they are controlled by the corrupt, greedy, illiterate ministers who are superior to them just because they are elected by the people.
In such case the enthusiasm that he had for India goes in vain because the deservers are not given importance in Democracy. This humiliation that they face results in reduction of nationalism among them and further they keep their family prior in comparison with their own country. These are the root cause of corruption. Through corruption they think that they can show their importance to the people.
The other reason is that they themselves are trapped within the corruption web. If they don’t follow it and go against it, they would face trouble. We have recent examples of Mr. Ashok Khemka and many other sufferers like him, but again we have higher shortage of those whistle daring whistleblowers like him. They also know that in India, one rarely gets justice against the Democratic government because they are the most respected ones and chosen by the people.
Our bureaucracy is not in such a state like it should have been. This is one of the reasons for India’s degradation. India’s greatest ever economists and political analysts Chanakya said that “Where fools are respected, wealth doesn’t come there.” We should now realize that who is right and who is wrong. Just listen to your conscious.