Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Corruption in India is a major issue and adversely affects its economy. In its 2008 study, Transparency International reports about 40% of Indians had first-hand experience of paying bribes or using a contact to get a job done in public office. In 2012 India has ranked 94th out of 176 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index. Most of the largest sources of corruption in India are entitlement programs and social spending schemes enacted by the Indian government. The causes of corruption in India include excessive regulations, complicated taxes and licensing systems, numerous government departments each with opaque bureaucracy and discretionary powers, monopoly by government controlled institutions on certain goods and services delivery, and the lack of transparent laws and processes. Learn more about corruption in India, its causes and measures taken to curb it in the following pages.