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Any property related payment is bound to leave you high & dry, especially if its property tax arrears. Arrears, in addition to the interest & penalty charges, should be shelled out and more the due, more is the burden to pay the tax. Though every state has clear instructions on how the property tax needs to be paid, the grey area lies in the payment of arrears. Bribe reports posted on I Paid A Bribe related to this transaction often indicate the ambiguity in this as seen in the case of a report posted by a Bangalore resident or in the case of a bribe report of a respondent from
Convenience brings advantage and the risk of losing this naturally follows. Plastic money is one such convenience and being cautious while using a Debit Card is likewise necessary as this loss will be the loss of money itself. And if the loss of the card goes unnoticed then the amount you lose is immense.
A respondent from Mumbai faced this and he has lost over Rs 50,000/- by losing his debit card. He has filed a complaint and has done as required with regard to procedures. But concerns him is the money he lost.
Though one can always block the card after contacting the
What is the first thought that comes to you when a policeman halts you while driving? Is it for jumping off the signal or for not wearing your safety belt or for over-speeding in bliss? In any of these situations, the mistake is evident. But when a policeman stops you and demands the necessary vehicle documents, you might start wondering whether he is authorised to do so, especially if he is not cladded in white uniform but appears in brown uniform. And then you would start wondering over the validity of documents that you are carrying.
These indicate a common dilemma that one could easily
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 Provident Fund to get it transferred to his new office. But to his dismay, his application for withdrawal was rejected. And then nothing happened. He had posted his question in I Paid A Bribe, which has suggested him to take the route of RTI addressing the Central Public Information Officer of the
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 tax. All is well till you start wondering whether you continue paying road tax when you shift from one state to another.
Lack of uniformity in road taxes looms large among various states in India. This respondent grapples with the question on how to deal when he shifts from a state to another.
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 mistakes.
Here is a case where the system failed to deliver a passport already issued a decade back. Interestingly, when the respondent of New Delhi reverted at this, he gets an advice to lodge an FIR for a document issued by the government, which he has never even seen.
This might be a
When corruption permeates deep into the system, hardly can you get anyone to sympathise if you choose to rebel against corruption. It even gets harder for you to get through the process when every official works hand in glove vouching for the bribe.
Here is an individual who condemns this behaviour witnessed in the Delhi Development Authority. He sees a united front but for the wrong reasons. He asked I Paid a Bribe on what could be done to deal with such unruly attitude of public authorities.
I Paid a Bribe responded by providing a detailed process flow for the conversion of lease to free
Some call it by the name - 'commissions' and some call it a ‘cut’. These payments help in lobbying for a contract. Such payments, reflect a heavy amount of bribery and is no doubt, a heavy expenditure by the lobbying company and worse is that it goes unaccounted.
Here is a respondent from Delhi who has complained against a company that has apparently paid crores of rupees as a bribe and the irony is that there is no evidence of such a transaction.
I Paid a Bribe suggests the respondent to approach the Central Vigilance Commission or the CBI in such a case.
Before the pride of buying a house sets in, before you could even boast of buying a property in a top-notch part of your city, you will soon realize that you are about to be looted. The loot begins with the move of you deciding to buy a property. And the rest come with a tag that you cannot ignore but to respond by bribing or by delaying buying the property. Many give in to such procedures related to property registration because of the eagerness to own a property.
Here is a respondent who has a similar question who seeks to know more on registering a sale deed of a property.
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Early the better goes the phrase. But in this context, better late than never fits well. News of a student union leader succumbing to the injuries in a police custody is a murky reminder of what needs to be done. This indicates a gaping hole between what is recommended by multiple committees and what is actually implemented.
Violence faced by the detained, in police custody, is not a new story to reckon with. But it is a sheer travesty that police assume illusive state immunity while executing their duties. And the obvious casualty is a ‘life’ of someone who needs to be protected