At times as now everybody shows a face holier than thou, but for corruption, each and every citizen is responsible in some way or other.....
Taking freebies from politicians during elections is also a way of increasing corruption..from where do they get money to spend on them? thru collections.....collections from party people or others..everybody will get it back thru some favoured policies or licences etc, and those will in the end bring people forward in all spheres of life who dont deserve to be there.
So the first step should be to pledge that we will not take anything we dont deserve thru merit and hard work.We must justify our salaries or profits we get.
Say no to reservation everywhere.
Be entrepreneur and provide employment.
Learn to share.
I meet a septuagenarian who has been an administrator in the govt and he is retired now, he tells that he never ever even called home in duty hours, nor allowed the family to call him, unless it was an emergency as thats the time devoted to job and he got paid for that , he couldn't use it for personal work. and his son has taken the same ethics from him, he is a CEO of big firm and he does the same. no calls to and from family, friends...This type of sincerity is worth admiring in today's world.