Mr. Pratyush Sinha, IAS, Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner said that there would be around 30 percent Bureaucrats who would be utterly corrupt. But the rest are the people who are on the borderline. Each year millions of Indian families have to bribe officials for access to basic public services. 20 percent of Indians were honest, regardless of the temptations, because this is how they are. They have a conscience. In modern India -if somebody has a lot of money, he is respectable. Nobody questions by what means he has got the money. India is also regarded as a hotbed of illegal betting syndicates, with gamblers and bookmakers involved in spot-fixing.
Everybody has experienced, when we were growing up we remember if somebody was corrupt, they were generally looked down upon. There was at least some social stigma attached to it. That is gone. So there is greater social acceptance.