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Combating collusive corruption and breaking the cycle that perpetuates it in India requires not only strong political will but also active participation from the public. Analyse.

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;

6. Combating collusive corruption and breaking the cycle that perpetuates it in India requires not only strong political will but also active participation from the public. Analyse. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the factors behind collusive corruption and measures need to prevent it.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining collusive corruption.

Body:

First, write about the factors that aid collusive corruption – opportunity costs, quid pro quo, acceptance of corruption etc. Write about its impact.

Next, suggest various measures to break the cycle of collusive corruption. Give examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Conclude by Summarising,