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He promptly explained to me that they pay from their own pockets when they make calls to the applicants personally. I simply smiled and offered to pay the Rs.1 of the telephone call he made.
Quite often, clerks in public offices or constables in police stations selflessly spend on …
“I managed to explain to him how it was not about Rs.100. and it was about principles. Not sure what happens to my passport status.”
There are three types of bribers that exist in our society- one who consensually greases palms of officials to fulfil an ulterior motive and the …
When one changes jobs, stress follows as one needs to adapt to new roles. But when this stress flows from the previous employer and has to do with money, it can get more taxing. This is what was experienced by a respondent from Bangalore.
When he decided to leave his previous job, he withdrew his …
Buying cars is a ‘dream come true’ for many. This is the brighter side. But the darker side is when you will have to spend the extra buck on add-on costs that mercilessly adulterate the joy of owning a car. The car owner needs to shell out money for registration, insurance and even road …
Rules bring in a system. They are aimed to avoid duplication, bring in effectiveness and to avoid any manipulation since it portrays the system as it is. But it gets confusing when the players of the system fail to adhere to the rules themselves. They could even bend these rules to conceal their …
Below is a table depicting various offences and related penalty charges that violators need to pay:
Nature of suppression of information
Amount in Rupees (for Literate applicants)
Amount in Rupees (for
It is a legal obligation for every individual to file a return of income, whose taxable income during the year has exceeded the exemption limit of Rs 100,000 (Rs 135,000 in case of females and Rs 185,000 in case of senior citizens).
Additional exemption limits stated above are not …
Concerned Authorities: The Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and the Director of Economics and Statistics.
In Rural areas: Registrar (rural) - Village Accountant.
In Urban areas: The following are the registrars
In case of City corporations: Health officer.
In case of …
To call it a colonial relic will be an understatement. To call it a judge’s autocracy will be a hyperbole. But terming this as the judicial immunity will be apt.
Far from the imaginary world of jargons, we are closely witnessing the reality that defies reasoning in the way judicial accountability is being dealt in India. In the wake of Congress Secretary Dig Vijay Singh rebuking the apex court’s expression on CBI, the court’s independence has to be reinforced. Nevertheless, this does not warrant the judicial body to go unquestioned. The need of the hour is to evolve a mechanism allowing investigation of cases against corrupt judicial authorities.
Tracing its roots, Indian Constitution is drawn from multiple sources and one of its foundations is the system of checks and balances. Indian Parliamentary system has lesser avenues for checks and balances within the system. This demands external bodies (that are not part of the three main organs of the government) to be effective in maintaining checks and balances.
The executive is controlled by the legislature via motions and adjournments while legislature is controlled by judicial activism. But there is no organ to control the judiciary except a few instruments that the Constitution recognizes. Impeachment procedure is one such system of control which is an extreme step and this extremity brings in sheer immunity. This has naturally resulted in rampant corruption to thrive in judiciary as even reported in www.ipaidabribe.com.