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India is the 76 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries, according to the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.
Since 2006, CBI probed over 7,000 cases, of which trial has been completed in 6,533. About 4,054 cases (68%) ended in conviction of the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, while 2,095 (32%) ended in acquittal.
Of the 7,000 corruption-related cases probed and disposed of between 2006 and June 2016, some 3,615 ended in prosecution, 2,178 ended in prosecution as well as regular departmental action (RDA) while 636 cases were subject to only RDA. Another 671 cases were closed without action.
Corruption is the biggest constraint being faced by businessmen across states in the country, says a survey of economic think tank NCAER. “The results (of the survey) indicate that corruption emerged as the biggest problem,” it said adding that business enterprises have consistently ranked corruption as the major obstacle for growth.
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