Monday, October 15, 2018



Corruption is the abuse of power by people in power for their own gain in a dishonest or unethical way. In India, it is illegal for public servants to accept money/gifts over and above their salary, in return for doing their duty, favoring a person or for not doing their duty. Any person helping the public servant commit these crimes can also be punished.

Influencing Public Servants
You are breaking the law if you as a public servant help someone commit the crime of influencing public servants. It does not matter that the public servant did not actually act on the influence exerted on him/her. The mere fact of the influence is a crime. You can be sent to jail for a period of 3 years to 7 years along with a fine.

Example: If an authorized person, influence the Chief Engineer to favour a friend in a road construction tender, whether that friend gets the tender or not - doesn't matter, the authorized person can still be punished for just the influencing part.
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