India has slid into decline by ranking 95th place in the list of corrupt nations which clearly elucidates that despite Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption, the policy makers of the government are least bothered about its redressal and for the past one year nothing concrete has been done from their end to deal with corruption. This becomes more surprising when the policy makers show apprehension that merely the institution of Lokpal will not be able to have any impact. But the question is who stopped them from taking anti-corruption measures? The survey by Transparency International showing India’s tilt towards the index of more corrupt nation is very shocking because this is an International body and the world fraternity has already got an impression that India has been unsuccessful in combating corruption. The Transparency International would give more credence to ongoing debate in the international media. The Congress party, despite claiming to have waged a battle against corruption, and its ruling government is not honest in instituting a strong Lokpal. The way Parliamentary committee, constituted to prepare Bill on Lokpal, has overturned its earlier decision to include lower bureaucracy in the ambit of Lokpal is not less than a blow. This is like betraying the nation, because both the houses of the Parliament had assured that common people would be relieved from the corruption at lower bureaucracy after the inception of Lokpal.

If the decision of Parliamentary Committee is not binding to the Parliament then how could it mould the decision of the House? The Congress heading the Central government has no right to say that it cannot meddle with the affairs of the Parliamentary panel because the decision to exclude lower bureaucracy from Lokpal was taken under the pressure of the Congress MPs. In whatever circumstance the decision was taken and whosoever is responsible for it, it has certainly jeopardized the feelings of the nation. This also expresses that the Congress has already closed its eyes towards corruption at higher level and now it wants to save itself from controlling the menace at lower rungs. The way this government has ignored corruption prevalent at higher echelons that has not only affected its image within and outside the nation, but has also made bureaucracy sluggish and inept. Consequently, the government decisions are also pending. With the assessment of Transparency International and the decision on Lokpal, common people are compelled to derive this conclusion that Central government is not eager to check corruption. Whatever may be the situation it is certain that the Centre would further loose its credibility.