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India Four in 10 Indians paid a bribe in last one year, finds survey

18:56  03 november  2016
18:56  03 november  2016 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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10 Indians paid a bribe to police, municipal and state government officials over the last year , a ‘state of corruption’ survey by a citizen engagement platform has found . Last year , the Centre for Media Studies estimated that every third household in Delhi had paid up to avail public services during 2014.

In 2013, the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy estimated that every second Indian who dealt with a government department paid a bribe (Representative image). Four in 10 Indians paid a bribe to police, municipal and state government officials over the last year

Four in 10 Indians paid a bribe to police, municipal and state government officials over the last year, a ‘state of corruption’ survey by a citizen engagement platform has found.

Of the 43% respondents who reported paying a bribe to the survey by LocalCircles, 23% said they paid bribes on multiple occasions during the 12-month period while 20% paid money once or twice.

About 31% of the bribes went to police, 32% to municipal officials, 6% to power department officials and 31% to other departments for services such as property and vehicle registration, vehicle and taxation.

Another 22% said they decided against paying bribe, while the remaining, about 35% of the 11,300 respondents, said there was no need for them to pay bribe.

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Last year , at least four out of 10 Indians paid bribe to police, government officials and municipal, a 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

NEW DELH: A survey across 11 states in India by corruption watchdog Transparency International saw 45% of the respondents claim they paid a bribe at least once in the past year to get work done. The share was 43% in a similar survey last year . Nearly 37% of the 34,696 respondents felt

“Most people or organisations have to deal on a daily basis with state and local administration, this is where corruption is the heaviest as our poll also shows,” said K Yatish Rajawat, chief strategy officer of LocalCircles.

The findings are in line with previous studies.

In 2013, the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy estimated that every second Indian who dealt with a government department paid a bribe. Last year, the Centre for Media Studies estimated that every third household in Delhi had paid up to avail public services during 2014.

Clearly, stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, who tweeted in August about having to pay a Rs 5 lakh bribe despite paying Rs 15 crore in taxes, wasn’t the only one.

Sharma later got into trouble, as it transpired that he had violated a few laws while building his office. He was booked under environmental law and if convicted, could have to spend up to three years in jail.

Jail for bribe-givers

Other bribe-givers too could land in a mess soon. A jail sentence will be the norm once Parliament clears a change to the anti-corruption law pending from last year.

Under this proposal – approved by a parliamentary panel in August – people who pay bribes can be imprisoned for three to seven years. It will not matter if the person was coerced to pay or colluded with the officials.

Silver lining

Over two-third of the respondents felt technology, social media and participative governance approaches could reduce corruption in varying degrees over a five-year period. The remaining 32% believed these would either not have any effect or a very limited one.

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Global corruption survey finds widespread bribery . (Newser) – Roughly 27% of people worldwide have paid a bribe to a government agency in the last 12 months, according to the latest Global Corruption Barometer report from Transparency International.

The online survey , conducted by citizens engagement form LocalCircles in collaboration with Transparency International India , found that A LocalCircles survey last year had estimated the proportion of those who paid bribes at 45%. While the police department received most bribes in

  Four in 10 Indians paid a bribe in last one year, finds survey © Provided by Hindustan Times   Four in 10 Indians paid a bribe in last one year, finds survey © Provided by Hindustan Times

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