Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. As with many developing nations, corruption is widespread in India. India is ranked 84 out of a 180 countries in Transparency International''s Corruption Perceptions Index, although its score has improved consistently from 2.7 in 2002 to 3.4 in 2008. Corruption has taken the role of a pervasive aspect of Indian politics and bureaucracy. The economy of India was under socialist- inspired policies for an entire generation from the 1950s until the 1980s. The economy was subject to extensive regulation, protectionism, and public ownership, leading to pervasive corruption and slow growth. License Raj was often at the core of corruption.