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Monthly ArchiveSeptember 2017

50% of Indians bribed babus for services last year, says survey

NEW DELHI: Almost five of 10 persons admitted paying bribes in the last one year to avail primarily government services and eight of those did so at local level to police, municipal officials and matters relating to property registration and VAT, according to a survey by an online platform.

LocalCircles, which conducted the India Corruption Survey, claimed the poll received one lakh responses to a set of eight questions with participants from 200 cities.

When asked how many times they had to grease palms, 25% said they did this several times and another 20% said they paid bribe once or twice in the last one year.