• I Paid A Bribe
  • 4 years ago

Renewal of Licence -Expired

Reported on July 7, 2017 from Tiruvannamalai , Tamil Nadu  ι Report #166143

A driving school nearby to the RTO Office here in Tiruvannamalai, named Anand Driving School, suggested I pay a bribe to themselves and to the RTO officer a charge of Rs2000.00 plus Rs500 fee to renew my expired driving licence. I said - "Fine, as long as you give me a bill delineating all of the standard fees." At this point it became more difficult; suddenly a language barrier went up.

I went on the say that my original two-wheeler licence officially only cost Rs 60.00 so it was hard to understand that an overdue licence renewal could cost over Rs 2000.00!

I decided not to pay up immediately but to look at other avenues to renew the licence.

The Tiruvannamalai RTO has been a hotbed of corruption and bribery for as long as I can recall, which especially endangers and impedes the lives, training and safety of young riders and motorists by issuing licenses without any testing etc.

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