"When we were growing up I remember if somebody was corrupt, they were generally looked down upon," he said. "There was at least some social stigma attached to it. That is gone. So there is greater social acceptance."
Sinha told to sources on Tuesday, Sep 7 in New Delhi that 20 percent of Indians were honest, regardless of temptations.
"There would be around 30 percent who would be utterly corrupt. But the rest are the people who are on the borderline," he said, adding that corruption was "palpable".
He also pointed out the recent corruption scandals in India like the Commonwealth Games and alleged tax evasion in the lucrative Indian Premier League(IPL).