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1/3 homes still paid Rs 6,350 cr bribe for public services last year: study

One-third of households experienced corruption in public services at least once during last one year

Agencies  |  New Delhi 

Petty corruption in India has come down sharply, but the total estimated bribe paid by households in last one year for public services — including amounts of as low as Rs 10 — still stands high at Rs 6,350 crore, says the study. According to CMS-Indian Corruption Study (CMS-ICS) 2017, around one-third of the households experienced corruption in public services at least once during the last one year, while in 2005, 53 per cent households had reported so. Only 43 per cent of the households surveyed in 2017 were of the view that the level of corruption in public ...

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First Published: Fri, April 28 2017. 11:45 IST
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