“RDD Block Bunjwah tops the list in Kishtwar district”

By SHAFQAT SHAHEEN SHEIKH

As everyone is aware that any unethical act performed by the group of people using power of position or authority to acquire personal benefits is known as Corruption. It is a social issue which adversely affects the economy of nation. “Corruption is the use of unethical methods to get some advantage by others that had become one of the biggest factor of obstructing the development of the individual and country. It is just like a poison which spread in the mind of wrong people of the society. It is the mistreatment of public resources just for getting some unfair advantage to fulfil little wish. It is concerned with the unnecessary and wrong use of both power and position by anyone whether in the government or non-government organization”.
Corruption is the misuse of authority for personal gain of an individual or group. It is the unfair use of public power for some private advantages by breaking some rules and regulations made by government. Now a day, it has been spread deeply in the society and has become very strong because of its lots of roots. It is like a cancer which once generated cannot be ended without medicine and spreading its roots continuously.
One common form of corruption in our society is receiving cash money, through online transfer or in the form of costly gift etc. Some people wrongly uses someone else money for their own sake. Some people recruited in the government or non-government offices have been involved in the corruption and can do anything to fulfil their wishes.
We all are well familiar of the corruption and as it is not a new phenomenon in our society. It has taken its roots so deeply in the people’s mind. It is a very common poison in the society since ancient time. It has affected the mind of people to a great extent and become so common that wrong people can play with the public life. It is a type of greediness which corrupt human mind and destroy one’s humanity and naturalness.
Corruption is of different types which has been spread in every filed like education, sports, games, politics, etc. Because of the corruption, one does not understand his/her responsibilities at work place. Corruptions are like theft, dishonesty, wastage of public property, wastage of time unnecessarily, exploitation, scams, scandals, malpractice of responsibilities, etc are the various types of corruption.
“After visiting various offices in Kishtwar , I noticed that RDD Block Bunjwah had became den of Corruption , Scams and misappropriation . The Block opened in 2014 had not progressed till day and from last year , Office is shifted from Bunjwah toKishtwar for the pity gain of employees . It’s is important to mention that various times the issue was raised but due to undue influence of corruption nothing can be done . During financial year 2017-18 the complete approved labour budget is hushed up all among some political leaders and not a single penny paid to poor job card holder . It is important to mention that concerned department failed to reply RTI filed by whistle blower despite a year had passed”.
Corruption is increasing day by day in our society instead of decreasing or steadying because of the continuous increase in the appetite of people for money, power, position and luxury.
Everyone have forgotten the real responsibility of being a human just because of the money. We need to understand that money is not everything and it is not a stable thing. We cannot keep it forever to us, it can only give us greediness and corruption. We should give importance to the value based life and not money based life. It is true that we need lot of money to live a common life however it is not true that just for our selfishness and greediness; we should play someone’s life or money in some unfair ways.
Taking a look on index of Corruption in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir , I personally examined that Kishtwar tops the list rest other regions of state . It can be easily examined that Corruption starts from beneficiary or a middle class person who pays every thing to responsibile person for his own work . Every thing that we expect for any other means is termed as Corruption .
Few days ago , I visited in office at Kishtwar , I was asked to come after two hours after that I was asked to come tomorrow and later I was asked to come after three days for getting my documents . When I asked concerned that will I get the samedocuments , He said that , someone documents were found after ten days who happens to be mass leader in Kishtwar and your we can see .
As someone is that office not avoid receiving my fees and asked me you belongs from Bunjwah and you cannot get your documents from here . I asked him , you do your work and rest depends on me weather I get documents or not .
It was very surprising for me someone sitting by the concerned officer asked me to go and bring tea , I asked him you have pay if I bring tea then he said you village people don’t know valve of officer.
Beside all this , noone is performing their duties as per their postings . The corruption starts from low to high and at the end it reaches upon law makers . Despite the tireless efforts of District Development Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana, corruption in offices of Kishtwar district goes missing but needs a complete support from every citizen to curb it’s menace from society . Though DC Kishtwar had called zero tolerance to corruption but we people are involved in uprising corruption from our hands and are not asking them of their responsibilities in society .
As we all know that corruption is social evil which is playing humans body and mind socially, economically and intellectually. It is continuously making its roots so deeply because of the increasing human greediness towards money, power and position. Corruption is the misuse of authority, public position, natural or public resources, power, etc by someone to gain his/her personal gratifications. According to the sources, it has been identified that India ranks three in the highly corrupted countries.
Corruption is highly spread in the field of civil service, politics, business and other illegal fields. India is a famous country for its democracy but it is corruption which disturbs its democratic system. Politicians are highly responsible for all type of corruption in the country. We choose our leaders by having lots of expectations to them to lead our country in the right direction. In the starting they make us lots of promises however, just after the voting they forget all that and involve in corruption.
Now-a-days, lots of benefits are given by the government of India to the poor people on the basis of various rules and regulations to bring social awareness among common people as well as equality in the society. However, poor people are not gettingbenefited of those advantages given by the government as many officers doing corruption secretly in between the channel before reaching to the poor people. They are doing corruption against law for just fulfilling their own pockets with money.
The number of common people with increased tolerance power towards corruption is increasing. There is a lack of strong public forum in the society in order to oppose the corruption, widespread illiteracy in rural areas, poor economic infrastructure,etc are the reasons of endemic corruption in the public life. During election time, corruption become at its highest peak. Politicians always take support of poor and illiterate people by dreaming them big in future during their governance however nothing happens after win.
Corruption increases day by day in our society because there is a strong connection between the officials, politicians and criminals who are making society weak and so weak.
In our society there has been a trend of give and take means give some money in order to get your work done whether in the government offices or private sectors offices. And now the condition is getting worse and worse, as earlier, the money was paid for getting wrong works done or only work to be done, but currently money is paid for getting works done in right ways and at right time. Even after paying complete money according to the demand, there is no full chance of getting things done at time and in right way.
A week ago , It came to be seen that a Bihar resident is getting Kishtwar based Aadhar , Ration card and other documents issued by concerned authorities . How can a Bihar resident get same in Kishtwar , Is not this done by corruption?
Corruption is everywhere in every department whether it hospitals, education, job, government offices, nothing is left of corruption. Everything has become a business and the source of earning money in wrong way. Educational institutions arealso involved in the corruption and they give seat to those students only who have paid for, whether they are good students with good marks or not. Very weak students are given admission in the top colleges and universities only on the basis of money paidfor wrong admission and the topper student with good marks and lack of money gets back in the life or take admission in any simple college.
However, it has become tough to get job in the government offices as they need lots of bribe to give any type of job (high level or low level) like teaching, clerk, babu, nurse, doctor, sweeper, etc. And the amount of bribe increases in the market as the level of job increase like IAS, PCC, police, etc ranks jobs.
To stop this menance from society everyone have fight against injustice done in government or private sector . It is time to wakeup and fight against corruption so as our society can be counted as developed society otherwise we will be thrown back and our future will be completely get spoiled.
{ The author is Freelance Journalist, Columnist and Human Right Activist from Kishtwar Jammu and Kashmir and can be reached at

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