Q. Essay On: Evil political and administrative lecherousness are getting unboxed by social media.
Social media & its cardinal implication of investigative journalism, functions as watchdog by exposing social injustice. The strong epithet lecherousness has been used here to characterize the unfair deeds and activities of the political executives. But in recent times greater circulation of social media revealing every hidden facts of politicians and administrators through web, photography, and video.
One truth that cannot be ignored, corruption is as old as politics itself, as are citizen’s efforts to root it out. So exponential growth of technology especially social media exposing the upside and compelling to face public scrutiny, as an outcome the scope of corruption is being suppressed.
Generally, in almost every scam there are some contributory backend encouragements of politicians and administrators are found .As someone rightly said-
“Power doesn’t corrupts people, People corrupts power”
Actually Political and administrative corruption is the use of power by government officials or their network contacts for illegitimate private gain. It happens in the form of bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism, patronage, influence padding, graft and embezzlement. Corruption sometimes facilitates criminal enterprise such as drug trafficking, money laundering, human trafficking, though it is not restricted to these activities. Misuse of governmental power for other purpose such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality is also considered as corruption.
But in current scenario the trend of upholding significant activities through social media ( in the form of video, image news)are uncovering political lecherousness as well as misuse of authoritative power of administrators. Social media, potentially, has solutions to the challenges of corruption, accountability, citizen empowerment, finding credible information and many more areas that impact daily life especially in developing nation.
The reason behind destroying political and administrative lecherousness, corruption affects us all, it threatens sustainable economic development, ethical values and justice; it d-establishes our society and endangers the rule of law. It undermines the institutions and values of our democracy. As public policy & public resources are largely beneficial to poor people so they suffers the harmful effect of corruption most grievously. To be dependent on the Govt. for homing, healthcare, education, security and welfare, makes the poor most vulnerable to corruption. Delays in infrastructure development, poor building quality of roads, public office layers additional cost those are also consequence of corruption. Corruption and bad management practices can grasp nation’s wealth, channeling money away from them who are most dependent on Govt. for support.
The application of social media to solve real life problems is just beginning and as that model matures India as well as other emerging nations will greatly benefit from it. If residents come together as an electronic community and stay connected in real time, they can collaborate to build a stronger neighborhood, assist each other in times of need, drive accountability for business and authorities, and make their daily lives and cities better. As a collective force, there is a high chance that they will not face corruption and bureaucratic issues, which they otherwise might experience as an individual resident. Similarly, if some of the residents of a city who believe in fighting corruption shared best practices on how to get a property registered or get a tax filing done ethically, they will be able to learn from each other and reduce corruption.
Education and knowledge is the most powerful tool to stop this corrupt practice in political as well as administration. Most of the citizen is not aware of their public rights so corrupt political and administrative make fool of them and often demand bribes. Thus now a day’s social media like YouTube face book, whatsapp, twitter helping to get aware of their rights duties and legal process, this could definitely expose the evil political and administrative lecherousness .It can also be diminished by increasing direct contact between Governments and governed. E- governance could help a lot towards this direction .Along with this social media is also a great Platform to encourage bureaucrats and politicians those who are working properly for the welfare, this type of encouragement can also help in building the moral obligation on the corrupted politicians and administrators to do good.
Getting citizens together as a collective force is key to solving some of the challenges that we as citizens in India face. However, given where we stand with our busy schedules, it is only technology that can connect citizens and enable community formation. Real identity-based social media is the most promising of all technologies and one that can empower civil society in India to fight corruption and drive accountability.
The World Economic Forum, through its social media initiatives and Partnership Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), provides a platform for thought leadership on the issue. An anti-corruption workshop on India would be a good opportunity for leaders of the Government of India and corporate and civil society to collaborate on the subject.
Government runs for the people, by the people and of the people .so, awareness of the citizen and combined effort of all staying connected to the social media for current happenings can actually minimize corruption.