Telangana Government Department’s Corrupt Employees: After the ban on big notes, the corruptionists have come up with new plans and ideas of corruption. There are many government departments like revenue, municipal administration, commercial taxes, excise, panchayat raj and rural development, medical and health that are involved in these corrupt activities. Out of all these departments, the department of revenue has topped the list.
There are many complaints that were filed lately against the officials and the staff of the departments. Staff who used to accept bribes in the form of money is demanding gold, gold bonds and expensive gifts in place after demonetization while some are asking for property and favours as well.
Along with that, no one wants to accept the Rs. 2,000 notes because of the rumour of Centre abolishing them considering the ‘double blow’ to black money collectors who are collecting Rs. 2,000 notes.There has been a great influence of demonetization in various departments as most of the file clearances come to a halt due to the confusions on how to accept the bribe.
Telangana Government Staff Accepting Bribes In Gold And Expensive Gifts:
The revenue department topped the list with more number of people approaching the officials of the department with bribes to get things done. Mostly, gigantic bribes are being offered or officials for favours in land disputes, land conversion, registration and layout approval purposes.
One of the persons who approached the officials for land conversion and layout approval after the ban on big notes said that ‘earlier, we used to offer up to Rs. 75 lakh in cash but now they are accepting just Rs. 5 lakh in cash and the remaining amount is being accepted in the form of gold, gold bonds, and expensive gifts.
When it comes to commercial taxes department, they seem quite innovative as they are using unique methods for this purpose. They are accepting money in cash, but are signing a bond saying that the payee will convert the black into white next year.
Panchayat raj staff is asking contracts to give the bribes later in time. The clearance of files has slowed down with the confusion on how to accept bribes.