Corruption Facilitation and Experience
based on my experience so far in India, I find most of the corruption is facilitated by chartered accountants, administration professionals, legal professionals, brokers and Delhi has a ton of them.
I know this circle has many professionals belonging to these fields and it must have been very hard from them to survive in the last several decades (if they decide to honestly). Can they share how it all works and is it even possible to eliminate corruption. I don't think it is.
Also, I have seen various Government Officials, Media people join this circle. Please share your experience too, how it all works.
Collective knowledge will help us all and our inputs will help the Government clean it up. more
On Sun 12 Jan, 2014 1:31 PM IST Sudesh Rai wrote:
An additional method is to have a grievance redressal mechanism/window in each department which should be manned by honest friendly officials/senior citizens who should hear the grievance patiently and explain the situation. If there is really a problem/hint of corruption, they should enter in a computer and send it to the concerned officer/head of dept. This will act as a check/fear for the officers/staff that if they are doing something wrong or demanding some document or other thing which is not required, there is somebody to see their wrongdoing and it will have its consequences in their service record/suspension. If the grievance is genuine, immediate action should be taken. Such mechanism is particularly required in corruption prone departments. Also requirement of unnecessary documents should be done away with.
It is because there is nobody to sympathetically listen to their grievance at official level that they want to personally meet CM. more
Another strategy is as follows:
Nobody pays bribe with pleasure, people pay bribes when they have no alternative even after waiting for the normal time. In some departments, the very atmosphere is sinister and agents are lurking everywhere. Best way seems that we should have tatkal system, like in Railways, in every department and charge some fees for urgent work and system should be transparent. Just pay the tatkal fee get a receipt with due date written on it and get the work done. more
Persons doing liaison work have very important role. They can do the work of their clients, who can not spare time to personally go to offices, at reasonable fees, instead of exploiting the situation to earn unreasonable fees. I think it is a middle path to reduce corruption to start with. more
Rai Sahib...I think every body is deeply into it and every body want to get out of it.. I my self is a CA and know how deep this menace is... the System is such that if one is paying his taxes honestly, he is likely to suffer more because the person in system term every body a thief and he wants his share too and in turn the business man or salaries person too wants to evade taxes because they know they have to suffer in any case. this vicious circle has led to greed and more corruption.. I personally have vowed not to pay bribes and I have not paid since last 5-6 years for my personal works. I fought with passport department for 18 months for kids passport and ultimately succeeded.. I have spent the money more than 4 times and lot of my time, If I had paid bribes then it would have been in 3 months. So its not easy to fight with system.. Once the system changed every things start falling in places. more