The World Bank defines Corruption as “use of public office for private profit”. Corruption in the Indian context has become a part and parcel of the social life, omnipotent and all pervasive. It has been successful in taking deep unethical rooting in our society. Its toxins has tainted all the sections. We cannot say that a particular section is invariably corrupt or uncorrupt.
Corruption in the ordinary parlance is regarded as the misuse of power and position to gain unlawful gains, which is not desirable. In a couple of words, it can also be defined as “illegal luck”. Some scholars remark it as “the use of public power for private profits in a way that constitute a breach of law or deviation from the norms of the society”.