The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by The Times Of India has ranked Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Coimbatore among the top five cities for corrupt officials, with Chennai being ranked second worst.
The CPI ranks cities according to the prevalence of corruption in their governance systems.
It has been calculated that a city with a prevalence of zero corruption in its government sector is considered a safe city.
It says the top 10 cities in India with a higher percentage of corruption are:Kolkata: 2.5 per centBangalore: 4.4 per centChennai: 4 per centNew Delhi: 5.1 per centMumbai: 6.5 percentNew Delhi : 8.1 percentKolkatta: 7.9 per centRajasthan: 8.4 percentChenna : 9.3 per centThiruvananthapuram: 11.5 a percentVadodara: 13.1 a percentMaharashtra: 15.3 a per centThe CPI’s latest ranking was released ahead of the country’s annual elections.
The survey, conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, was conducted between January 27 and April 3.
It had a sample size of 1,000 people.
The index has been based on a sample of nearly 6,000 officials in different areas of the Indian government.
The rankings of India’s 10 worst cities were compiled based on the total number of crimes reported, corruption prevalence in each jurisdiction and the number of corruption cases prosecuted in each of those jurisdictions.
The top 10 worst rankings are:The CPI had also ranked Mumbai in its top 10 most corrupt cities in 2014, with Mumbai having the highest percentage of cases and the highest number of cases prosecuted.
Mumbai had a high number of fraud cases and corruption cases in its jurisdiction in 2014.
The city had reported the highest fraud case rate in the country in 2013-14.