One cannot blame just the government for this problem, people need to fight against it which is not happening. Some of the reasons for corruption could be following:
Usually the state and central (federal) governments are not from the same party. But be assured the politicians of all parties are of the same breed.
People of Karnataka are not of fighting nature. They will take any amount of crap. We tend to only bitch and moan, but we will never unite and protest as a group. This works perfectly for the politicians.
Party heads will not allow the state government to operate sincerely. The state govt is expected to fill the coffers of the party in Delhi.
One of the ex-CMSs was known to have made an average of Rs 1 crore [$200,000 plus] per day.
Eventhough raids are conducted on such officers, nothing happens. Such officers are suspended, brought back to service and even promoted.
There are sincere officials, but very few. You have to bribe the govt officials for everything in Karnataka.
Some of them are:
For birth and death certificates you have to bribe these officials. Even in case of a death in the family, they have absolutely NO consideration for what the family members are going thru.
Regional Transport Office [RTO]- Jayanagar, Koramangla, Indiranagar RTOs are considered to be the worst in Bangalore.
One has to be impressed to see how organized these folks are, they seem to have a process for everything. May be they should get themselves ISO certified – it would be the worlds first certification for corruption!. Luckily, ISO is for good things which help the society and not for such evil things.
There are standard rates for everything. If you know of any rates send it to us and we will maintain a bribe rate card for you. Most of it is applicable in Bangalore. We would love to know the on going market rates from other cities. Also check out the site I Paid a Bribe – you can lodge your complaint on that site too.
Bribe Rate Card
Birth/Death certificate [genuine cases]
Birth/Death certificate [fake cases]
Burying a dead
Rs 100 to shift the from van
Rs 150 for the person who gives a bath
Rs 500-Rs 2500 for postmortem [in Victoria hospital]. If you don’t pay they will tell you they found alcohol in the and it is a police case.
Rs 1000 to bury the
Approval of 30′ x 40′ bldg plan
Approval of 40′ x 60′ bldg plan
Approval of apartments
Rs 6/sq ft
1-2.5% of the site/bldg cost
Rs 10,000-Rs 1,00,000
Garbage cleaning tenders
Rs 52,000 plus. We feel the govt should be bribing these vendors to takeup the job.
Customs clearance for bonding.
Rs 15,000 plus.
If the public has any information they may contact:
Lokayuktha 124, I Floor MS Building Bangalore – 560 001 Phone: +91-80-2225 7638