Corruption in Policing - Inputs on Root Causes

Below is a comprehensive list of police corruption issues as identified by you. Please review them and share your inputs on root cause of these issues. We will then have a seperate discussion on solutions that can be implemented to address this.

The final submission will be shared with Home Ministry, Chief Ministers and heads of key police forces in India.

We look forward to your inputs!
Transparency International India

1. Road side vendors pay a daily amount to police
2. Shared taxis give money to the traffic police
3. Traffic police asks for a bribe to let go of challans
4. Officers at the police station ask for money to verify documents for licensing
5. The lower level police staff demands money to file FIR
6. Police takes bribes to dismiss complaints against you
7. Police extorts money both from the accused and the complainant
8. Police constables demand money for passport verification
9. Almost all heavy vehicles passing through the city need to pay bribes
10. Some policemen accept bribes for ignoring land encroachment
11. Police ask people to pay them some token money to let the construction go on without hindrance
12. Road accidents are settled outside the law by bribing the investigating officer
13. Citizens collude with Police with bribes to get insurance/bigger insurance claims
14. Bribe is demanded when in any revenue case court orders for giving possession of land to the person not holding actual possession of land in question
15. Traffic police intentionally targets outstation vehicles, finds issues and asks for bribes to not challan them
16. Buses and trucks are parked on the roads at night causing major hazard but presumably under police patronage
17. Police has a nexus with liquor and mining mafia
18. Overloaded commercial vehicles are ignored by traffic police officers for a fee. more  

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Sir,
please help the people as early as possible by submitting to government, coz so many people are suffering by point 16 especially due to land enroachment more  
I greatly appreciate this opportunity to submit Root Causes of Issues identified earlier.

The following are culled from a post by one Mr. Suresh Kumar who, in his zeal, did not segregate issues from root causes.

1) There is no transparency in the working of the Police
2) Police is slow in inducting technology in maintenance of records and crime control
3) Most of the constables/head constables/Inspectors are not physically fit; hence, retirement age must be reduced to 45 or 20 years pensionable service. Medically fit / unblemished personnel only be given higher ranks.
4) Policemen don’t know all rules, policies and the law themselves, leading to poor implementation
5) Ratio of policemen vs public is low
6) Working conditions of police department, especially lower in the ranks, is pathetic
7) There is no career path of a policeman in lower ranks. So no motivation to work hard and rise up like private sector or even public sector

Best regards,
Gaurav Sobti more  
Govt agencies from Minister to officers staffs thrive on corruption.
Laws are made in such a way that there is enough loop hole for corruption. Even it is difficult for judges to comprehend the laws. It takes years to give a judgement.
Why point out only police. They basically hold the hot side of the rod. Why not help one self with money when opportunity exists. Very few will.
Need is to change the laws and constitution.

Best regards, more  
1. Police forces lack sensitivity
2. There is no transparency in the working of police
3. There seems to be a nexus between police, politicians and criminals
4. Traffic police take bribe for letting go off challans
5. Police doesn’t file the FIR easily
6. Misuse of authority by police personnel
7. Slow in inducting technology in maintenance of records, crime control
8. Most of the constables/head constables/Inspectors are not physically fit hence retirement age must be reduced to 45 or 20 years pensionable service Medically fit / unblemished personnel only be given higher ranks.
9. Bribes taken on Passport and other verification
10. Rough and arrogant attitude of police in general
11. Policemen don’t know all rules, policies and the law themselves leading to poor implementation
12. They are still doing paper work on files and registers in this digital age
13. Policemen are not educated enough
14. Ratio of policemen vs public is low
15. The police is usually dominated by politicians
16. The state has no control over the police
17. Politicians influence the working of the police department
18. Vigilance over traffic police is weak
19. FIR is not filed to reduce accountability
20. A lot of authority is vested in the police officers
21. The department still follows the old ways of working
22. Staff not trained enough to use technology
23. No reviews of physical fitness required
24. Department fears change still comfortable with doing paperwork instead of using computers Complaint effective monitoring system not available
25. Many traffic policemen are lazy; they just stand in the shade and are indifferent to traffic violations taking place right in front of them
26. The working conditions of police department, especially lower in the ranks is pathetic
27. There is no career path of a police man in lower ranks. So no motivation to work hard and rise up like private sector or even public sector
28. Most police men recruited either have political connection or pay huge bribe. Hence they try to recover their investment by taking bribes
29. Lack of adequate training to police force
30. There is no effective grievances redress mechanism in a time bound and independent manner
1 Road side vendors pay a daily amount to police
2. Shared taxis give money to the traffic police
3. Traffic police asks for a bribe to let go of challans
4. Officers at the police station ask for money to verify documents for licensing
5. The lower level police staff demands money to file FIR
6. Police takes bribes to dismiss complaints against you
7. Police extorts money both from the accused and the complainant
8. Police constables demand money for passport verification
9. Almost all heavy vehicles passing through the city need to pay bribes
10. Some policemen accept bribes for ignoring land encroachment
11. Police ask people to pay them some token money to let the construction go on without hindrance
12. Road accidents are settled outside the law by bribing the investigating officer
13. Citizens collude with Police with bribes to get insurance/bigger insurance claims
14. Bribe is demanded when in any revenue case court orders for giving possession of land to the person not holding actual possession of land in question
15. Traffic police intentionally targets outstation vehicles, finds issues and asks for bribes to not challan them
16. Buses and trucks are parked on the roads at night causing major hazard but presumably under police patronage
17. Police has a nexus with liquor and mining mafia
18. Overloaded commercial vehicles are ignored by traffic police officers for a fee.

Pl fwd all these issues to Home ministry/ State Govts/ DGPs/ CVC/ DVAC/ CBI/EOW of all State and all Police bodies
Hope We will Get results in 2100? more  
Simple things here is that when any official is caught in corruption with his name his salary should also be publised more  
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