Income Tax Dept Urges Not To Pay Bribe

Saw this in the Hindustan Times epaper.


November 8, 2006 · Ajit · 9 Comments
Posted in: Bribe, Corruption

9 Responses

  1. utcursch - November 9, 2006

    Thanks for sharing. Missed it in ToI.

  2. p - November 14, 2006

    who the hell are paying for these advertisements 🙂
    can these ads make any difference?

  3. Polite Indian - November 14, 2006

    I guess it comes from the tax payers money.

    I guess the ads might make a difference. The first step to fighting corruption is information. An informed citizen is better equipped to fight such menace.

    This particular ad also urges people to pay tax and relax. So I guess it serves dual purpose.

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  5. Apun Ka Desh - November 21, 2006

    This adv. is so IRONICAL!!

    It pretty much accepts that the Babu’s and Clerks in Income Tax department are CORRUPT, and Bribe Takers.

    Why didn’t they publish an advertisement stating any Clerk/Babu of Income Tax department harassing a citizen, will be Severely Punished by being thrown out of the job and into the jail!!

    A Gimmick Ad.. by Tax Payer’s Money.

  6. opinionated indian - December 14, 2006

    Critics and Pessimists are all you see on the blogosphere. Rather than complimenting a good ad, the discussion always veers to – “is this going to make any difference” and the same people that say this are the first ones lining up to pay bribes…

    Can’t help but be cynical at such ignoramuses and pseudo moralistic people…

  7. Polite Indian - December 14, 2006

    opinionated indian,
    I think you will find all sorts of people and it is important to have pessimists and critics. I think they have their own place and play a significant role in shaping up the society.

  8. raj - February 23, 2009

    If their is a system of audit of Scrutinised Records/ Assessments by learned Income
    Tax Officials by Independent Professionals (i.e. Practising CA’s) and their remuneration should be 10 % – 20 % of Tax escaped in earlier assessment now recovered/ recoverable. I am sure, it will act as a detterent to corruption in the department and will result in a lot of revenue to the Govt. Another measure can be annual compulsary declaration by the Departmental Officers of Family assets and liabilities as on 31st March every year under oath.

  9. Ajit - February 23, 2009

    I think one of the best ways to solve the issue of corruption in most places is Technology. All these departments need to be modernized and human interaction reduced to as much extent possible.

    One of the best examples where technology has help stem rampant corruption is the Railways reservation system. It still has small area where corruption exists but the majority of that has been taken away from the hands of the reservation babus.

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