A family in the national capital had to pay an average of Rs 2,486 as bribes in the past year, totalling Rs 239.26 crore across 15 public services, according to a new study.
The Corruption Study 2015 on Perception and Experience with Public Services in Delhi listed the transport department, which issues driving licences, and the municipal corporation department, which issues ‘tehbazari’ permits for selling products on pavements and roads, as the most corrupt after the police.
The study showed nearly 30% of Delhi’s households paid bribes during the past year to avail of public services.
The study however found that nearly half of the Delhi residents percieved that corruption has decreased in the state.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has pointed at this particular finding, saying it had shown corruption had declined in departments under the Delhi government. This proved the Aam Aadmi Party government’s “neeyat n admn capability”, he tweeted.
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