India has been ranked worse than China and Bhutan in terms of ‘corruption perception’, as per a global list released by graft watchdog Transperency International.
In the Corruption Perception Index for 2017, India was ranked at the 81st place with a score of 40.
Bhutan has the best score of 67 among India’s neighbours and has been placed high on the index at the 26th place. China also fared better than India with a rank of 77 and score of 41.
The index ranks 180 jurisdictions by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people and uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 denotes highly corrupt and 100 very clean.
In the BRICS block of major emerging economies, South Africa is ranked the best (71st), followed by China and India, while Brazil is at 96th and Russia at 135th.