Activities for which bribes are levied by netas and babus
Activities for “personal account”taxationDetailsAcquiring assets
Land, houses, cars, scooters - Paiddirectly or as “service charges” throughthe society, dealer, etc, Any asset acquired by a citizen entails own account taxes if itis to be recognised by registration.
Carrying on trade/businessSmaller the business, larger thepercentage. Retail pushcartdealers/street vendors estimatedlypay police or their agents Rs 20 to Rs30 a day from their earnings of Rs Rs100-500. Fast food restaurants payRs 500-1,000per week to the healthinspectors of the local municipality.Identity establishmentBirth certificates/deathcertificates/rationcard/passport/caste certificates. Theamount varies from Rs 100 to Rs1,000, depending on the bargainingpower and urgency. Minimum is Rs100.Acquiring contractsFor roads, water pipes, cables,houses for low-income groups,stadium, parks, etc - varies from 1 to3 percent of the amountAvailing “free” services Government hospitals, schools,electricity board, water works, RTO.It varies from Rs 10 for a bedpanservice at a government hospital toRs 10,000 for vehicle fitnessinspection certificate.Closing the eye services Traffic police, building set-off, wrongconstruction, basement parking asshops, illegal electric/water/phoneconnection, violating labour laws,bringing in foreign goods not allowedabove the specified limit, keepingcattle in cities, felling public trees,1