Bribery rife in Kaski govt offices: StudyMany service seekers have complained that they have to bribe government officials in Kaski district to get their work fast-tracked.
Many service seekers have complained that they have to bribe government officials in Kaski district to get their work fast-tracked.
A recent inspection and survey by the National Vigilance Centre (NVC) suggests 40 percent of service seekers have been compelled to pay bribes to get their work done in various government offices in the district.
The study showed that around 28 percent of service seekers provided bribe via para-legal in the district, while 6 percent directly bribe the government officers. Another 6 percent service seekers were forced to resort to “middlemen” for “help” to complete their work relatively faster.
An NVC team had inspected two dozen government offices on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. NVC researchers also requested service seekers to fill out forms after getting government services.
Around 68 percent of service seekers told that they took help from other people in service delivery. The study showed that most of the government offices failed to deliver services on time. Fifty-six percent of the people interviewed rated the service delivery as worst, saying that the government offices had been deliberately causing delays.
NVC Deputy Inspector General Roshannath Panta said most of the service seekers are dissatisfied with the government services. “People said the most of the government officers were rude to them,” said Panta, adding that most of service seekers were found to have paid money to get services.
The service seekers have advised the government officers to get their work done relatively faster, while urging them to behave properly.
Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Hari Prasad Mainali said the District Administration Office has warned government offices and notified them to look into the problems. “Although the centre had collected the corruption data, there are no serious problems in Kaski,” said Mainali.