1. Nearly four out of 10 Indians paid bribe, says survey

Nearly four out of 10 Indians paid bribe, says survey

Last year, at least four out of 10 Indians paid bribe to police, government officials and municipal, a survey by a citizen engagement platform has found.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 3, 2016 11:26 PM

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Over the last year, at least four out of 10 Indians paid bribe to police, government officials and municipal, a survey by a citizen engagement platform has found. From about 43 percent respondents who accepted paying bribe to the survey by LocalCircles, nearly 23 percent said they paid bribes on several occasions in last one year while twenty percent of them paid just once or twice.

Nearly 31 percent of bribes were given to police, 32 percent to municipal officials, 6percent to electricity department officials and 31 percent to other departments for services like vehicle registration and taxation.

Another 22 percent revealed they decided against paying the bribe, while the remaining of the 11,300 respondents, said they were not required to pay anything.

According to d K Yatish Rajawat, chief strategy officer of LocalCircles, most people or oganisations have to deal with state and local administration on a daily basis, where corruption is the heaviest

Few years back, the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy suggested that every other Indian who dealt with a government department paid a bribe. In 2015, the Centre for Media Studies stressed that every third household in  the national capital had paid up during 2014.

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    subrahmanyam
    Nov 5, 2016 at 3:43 pm
    How can the govt. jail the bribe giver, without proving, an exchange of bribe took place? And if that is proved, how can the bribe taker not be punished and only the bribe giver is punished? If the govt. is really serious it should strengthen the police, and the judiciary, and take steps to investigate and ensure speedy conduct of all the cases and speedy conviction without opportunity for appeal and delays on account of that.svs
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