Police corruption increases dramatically in Delhi: survey

NEW DELHI: Police are now the main area of ​​corruption in Delhi.

Cases of police corruption have increased dramatically in the national capital, while cases of bribery in the property registry have been reduced compared to last year.

As done in collaboration with, compared to last year, cases of police corruption have increased dramatically from 13% to 33% this year.

At the same time, cases of bribery in property registration and land problems have been reduced from 41% to 26% this year.

Delhi is doing better than the national average in corruption, with 46 percent of citizens who paid bribes in the last year.

In the national survey, 51% of citizens admitted having paid bribes in the last 12 months.

The survey was also conducted at the state level, where more than 8,700 votes were received from Delhi. Up to 46 percent of the citizens of Delhi who participated in the survey admitted paying bribes to do their jobs, of which 25 percent gave bribes several times, while 21 percent paid bribes once or twice. Only 19 percent said they did their job without paying a bribe.

This number also stood at 46% last year, which shows that corruption cases in the capital have been constant over the past two years.

According to the survey, the (DSD) launched by the Delhi government at the end of 2018, which aims at home delivery of 100 public services such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, driver's license, etc. To the residents of Delhi, it might have something to do with that. .

Citizens appreciated the launch of the DSD service, as their goal was to eliminate commercials, thereby reducing corruption cases in Delhi.

The survey noted that 26 percent gave bribes for the registration of property and land issues, while 21 percent paid the Municipal Corporation; 33 percent paid bribes to the police and 20 percent paid bribes to third parties (electricity board, transportation office, tax office, etc.)

According to the Corruption Prevention Act of 2018, giving a bribe is a crime with up to seven years in prison or a fine or both.

In this year's survey, Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, West Bengal, Kerala, Goa and Odisha turned out to be the states where citizens reported low cases of corruption, while Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Punjab were the states where citizens reported the highest cases of corruption.