Transparency International has named India as the most corrupt country in Asia.
According to the report, India has emerged as a country having the highest bribery rate of 39% in Asia and the highest rate of people (46%) who use personal connections to access public services.
Transparency International in its report said that nearly 50% of those who paid bribes were asked to, while 32% of those who used personal connections said they would not receive the service otherwise.
According to Transparency International, 20,000 people from 17 Asian countries were surveyed- largely between June and September this year, seeking their perception of and experiences with corruption in the past twelve months.
As per the report, Japan and the Maldives are among the countries with the lowest levels of bribery.
In an earlier report, issued by Transparency International in January at the World Economic Forum at Davos, India was ranked 80th among 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index.