• I Paid A Bribe
  • 14 years ago

Nothing works without bribe here.

Reported on August 21, 2010 from Bangalore , Karnataka  ι Report #30995

I wanted to get my son's passport. He is minor, and both me and my wife had valid passports. As such, it should have been very straight-forward experience of getting a minor passport, which doesnot even require a police-verification. But what happened was that even after a month after applying the file had hardly moved. The status on the web page was still "to be delivered on 19-May-2010", when I checked on 20-May-2010. I had to go to the RPO again, to do the enquiry. After that again to make it a Tatkal. After that the status changed to "promised date of delivery on 31-May-2010". It remained like this even on Jun first week. I went again to find out why it didnot come yet.

I had given up, and then I was contacted by a relative who told me about the bribes ruling that place, and said he has a contact there. After paying INR 1000, on Wednesday, the passport was delivered on Thursday. This is really bad.

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