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Demonetisation of big notes: Sharp decline seen in graft complaints at Govt. Offices

November,15,2016:

 Anti-Corruption Bureau say Bribery is on decline.

Anti-Corruption Bureau say Bribery is on decline.

Anti-Corruption Bureau data shows steep decline in Bribe Complaints.

Govt. offices in the state are running relatively smooth with zero demand for any bribes.

At least since the past 1 week,reportedly the demand for bribes have come down significantly.

Thanks to the demonetisation of the big notes and insufficiency of small notes in the market.

It is clearly indicated by sharp fall in no. of complaints regarding bribes received by Anti-Corruption Bureau(ACB) .

Senior officer of ACB told that usually the control room staff on any given day receives around 15 to 20 calls from the cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad and districts. “But for the past 1 week, the no. of calls have gone down & staff now receive maximum of 3 to 5 calls ,’’ the officer said.

However, some govt. officials have, come up with novel ideas to get their ‘due share’ for getting a work done.

“A caller complained that when he approached the officers at tahasildar office in order to speed up his passbook issuance work, they refused to accept Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as bribe. They now demand Rs 100 notes or some gifts,’’ the officer said.

He further added, “This is just temporary. Once the system is streamlined, situation will be back to normal.”

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