Nearly four out of 10 Indians paid bribe, says survey

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New Delhi | November 3, 2016 11:26 PM

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.

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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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