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India ranks 84th in global corruption perception list

India is still perceived to be the among the most corrupt countries by the transparency international in its annual corruption perceptions.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2009 21:33 IST

India is still perceived to be the among the most corrupt countries by the transparency international in its annual corruption perceptions.

India has been ranked 84th in the list of 180 countries in terms of public-sector corruption, which is perceived to be highly corrupt.

While releasing the list of naming and shaming the world's most corrupt countries, the international watchdog has for the first time recommended that tax havens like Switzerland and Liechtenstein should do away with the secrecy in banking laws.

"Corrupt money must not find safe haven. It is time to put an end to secrecy in banking laws," said the Berlin-based group's head Huguette Labelle.

The bottom five nations were Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sudan and Iraq, while the cleanest countries with ranking close to perfect 10 were New Zealand, Denmark and Singapore.

According to the Index prepared by the voluntary group, India scored 3.4 which was much lower than Bhutan which scored 5 and claimed 49th spot in the list.

India's corruption index is same as last year. But during the last five years, the country has been showing significant improvement.

In 2004, India had scored 2.8 claiming 90th spot in the list of 146 countries.