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Downsizing: To reduce corruption in Georgia, downsize staff, increase wages

Georgia was once known as a country where bribery was the economy. Corruption has become a part of everyday life. Despite this situation, this small country of 3.8 million people in Eastern Europe has set a global goal to deal with corruption. In 2003, citizens took to the streets against corruption. Then there was a coup d'état. Then elections were held, and a new government came to power. After that, the first traffic police force numbering 16 thousand, was disbanded.

Young men and women were recruited in this department. The number of women was more in that too. The number of employees was kept low. Adequate wages were paid. Earlier wages were paid less, and it was believed that due to low wages, employees resorted to bribery. But the new government decided to suspend him as soon as he was found accepting bribes. Online payment started. Electricity bills, Transport challans, and school-college fees have also been paid online.

As a result, the country's budget increased by 12 percent in the new government's first term. Yahan Enwal, who studies corruption cases, said university admissions were being given on donations. Georgia is the 45th least corrupt country out of 180 countries surveyed.

Corruption was rampant before the time of famine. The Agriculture Minister sold the country's wheat. That is why the shortage of bread began to be felt. The time of starvation came, and Government aid could not reach the people. Hundreds of children died of cold.

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