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Report corruption on the move!
ipaidabribe.com launches its new Mobile Channel to fast-track the bribe reporting process. Now, reporting bribes is just 5 digits away! The next time you meet a corrupt official, just whip out your phone and reveal the bribe spot you were at. Send an SMS to 58888. Type BRIBE your bribe report with city, department and amount.
Why let efforts go down the drain?
While the purchase of a new house and new property are moments of great joy, the thought of securing new connections and the parallel documentation procedures that follow are nothing short of a
nightmare! To spare you the stress of running from pillar to post here is an insight into the different documents that are a pre-requisite for securing your new water connection
It is not uncommon for citizens to feel uncomfortable and apprehensive to file complaints with the police department. In many cases the police do not register an FIR and further discourage citizens from approaching them. Filing a FIR is the duty of our
police officials. Here is a list of measures that will help you fight your way through the department.
Export certificate for carrying your laptop? What next?
Falling into the customs trap haunts you even before you embark on any overseas travel. With an increase in IT traffic it is not uncommon for customs officers to impose fine and duties even on your personal laptops. Is this legal and how does an export certificate help the irregular fine?
Rising stocks, falling integrity: Bribe report analysis
So far ipaiabribe.com has recorded 14,696 bribe reports amounting to a whopping Rs 515,927,283! Let’s take a look at the emerging bribe patterns between the political hub, New Delhi and the financial
capital, Mumbai. Between October 15 and October 31, 2011 a total of 129 bribes have been reported with 6 bribes being reported in Mumbai and 3 in New Delhi. As the total bribe amount collected across civic agencies in Mumbai stood at Rs 822,600, Delhi civic departments recorded a collection of Rs 5,050. The financial capital clearly over-rides the
country’s political hub in the incidences as well as magnitude of corruption. What are the corruption dynamics between other cities?
How well does your city fare in the bribe meter? Do you have a bribe story to share? Add your report now:
and help us advocate with the government for a systemic change
Chinese whispers: Bribe victims tell all
Park(ing) the bribe!
Every month, though I pay the Kolkata Municipal Corporation for parking space, the same amount also goes to the Kolkata police. Fear of retribution and harassment has resulted in many transporters
paying parking cess to more than one authority.”
Bribes = Customary cess?
“After submitting a gazillion documents and filling out numerous forms in triplicate, I thought I had fulfilled all the necessary procedures to obtain a registration certificate. However little did I realise that no procedure is complete without paying the customary
Corruption along the Silk Route
Corruption is omnipresent and not just an Indian phenomena. Though the recent anti-corruption crusade has made its Indian presence more visible, it exists across the globe at differing magnitudes. Here is a sneak peek into the various anti-corruption mechanisms and enforcements that some of our neighbours across borders have implemented.
Fairer sex = a fairer system?
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus! Does this hold true for corruption? Increasing the representation of women in the public sphere has often been advocated as a measure to contain corruption. Are women less corrupt and more inclined to walk the higher moral ground? Tell us what you think…]
Fast forward: Will Anna need to reboot his campaign?
Team Anna recently announced his decision to resume his fast if anti-corruption mechanisms are not put in place. As his fast for the Lokpal Bill was super effective in mobilising citizens from across the country, considering all the emerging factions and contradictions within his camp, is it time to reboot and redefine his strategy?
Ipaidabribe.com news mentions
Indian website uncovers ‘The Market Price of Corruption’- The Epoch Times
A practical and humorous approach to a serious issue like corruption marks the success of ipaidabribe.com
Winner of greasiest palms is the police dept- The Times of India
The police department tops the Bribe Meter according to the number of bribes reported by citizens on ipaidabribe.com, an initiative
undertaken by a Bangalore based NGO Janaagraha
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Mission Statement: Janaagraha
, a not-for-profit organisation works towards improving the quality of life in urban India through citizen participation. Ipaidabribe.com is its anti-corruption initiative. It aims to harness the collective
energy of citizens by crowdsourcing reports of bribery. Using these reports it advocates with the government to reduce the scope of corruption in their systems.
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