Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

BD Law enforcement agencies most corrupt: TIB

Published on: 9:32 pm - Thursday | August 30, 2018
Law enforcement agencies are the most corrupt service sector in the country, said a household survey of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Thursday.
The survey revealed that the law enforcement agencies are the most corrupt service sector (72.5 pc) followed by the Department of Immigration and Passport (67.3 pc) and Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) (65.4 pc).
The findings of the survey, tilted ‘Corruption in Service Sector: National Household Survey 2017’, was unveiled at a press conference at TIB’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka, reports UNB.
The survey report said about 63.1 percent people have to pay bribe for availing of services from the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), 60.7 percent from law enforcement agencies, 59.3 percent from Passport Department.
While speaking on the occasion, TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said TIB’s National Household Survey 2017 shows that about 66.5 percent households of the country were the victims of corruption while availing of services and 49.8 percent of them had to bribe officials in this regard.
Every household, on average, has to pay a bribe of Tk 5,930 annually and the three most bribe-paying sectors are-Gas sector Tk 33,805, Judicial service Tk 16,314 and in insurance sector Tk 14,865, said the report.
It revealed that an amount of Tk 10,688.9 crore was exchanged as bribe in services sector in 2017, which was 0.5 percent of the country’s GDP in fiscal 2016-17 and 3.4 percent of revised budget of the same fiscal year.
TIB trustee board chairperson Sultana Kamal was present at the press briefing.
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