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Petty corruption on decline; bribe paid as low as Rs 10 for public services

Total amount paid as bribe across 20 states,10 public services is Rs 6,350 crore in 2017

Press Trust of India  |  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 a 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 opined that the level of corruption in public services has risen during ...

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First Published: Thu, April 27 2017. 23:05 IST
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