What very few people realize, the biggest part of corruption, is Nepotism. It basically means preferring or appointing family members or relatives over other, more qualifying and deserving people. We sometimes extend this courtesy to our friends too. We give them leeway in certain activities or allow them to enjoy some more benefits like more salary, early promotion and other facilities. We neglect other employees, who are more deserving to those benefits. It demotivates other employees who are actually working hard. It is nepotism which is sometimes interpreted as Gender Inequality. It is very common in Private Sector, Political Parties and even Bollywood. Govt. Sector has nepotism or Cronyism. People trade “favors” from employees holding important positions in important department.
Unfortunately, nepotism has been a part of our society since beginning and cannot be abandoned. And as long as it exist, there is no cure to corruption.