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Dr. Malati Das

Former IAS Officer & Chief Secretary
Planning & Statistics

Dr Malati Das has worked as an IAS officer in the state of Karnataka. She retired as Chief Secretary. As Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Statistics, she developed the conceptual framework, and managed the preparation of the Karnataka Human Development Report 2005. As Secretary, Women and Child Development, she developed a gender action plan for the state known as the Karnataka Women's Development Plan. Dr. Das has worked with the World Bank as a consultant in Ethiopia, Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Bangalore, and currently she is an advisor with Janaagraha

Dr. S.T. Ramesh

Former DG & IG, Karnataka

Dr S.T. Ramesh worked as an IPS officer in the state of Karnataka. He retired as the DGP of Karnataka in 2011. He was the Central Intelligence Office, Intelligence Bureau, Bangalore, Deputy IG CID, & IG Police Computer Wing & State Crime Record Bureau, where he digitized the crime record of Karnataka. He represented India for various overseas programs related to police & security, including the Atlanta Olympics, 1996. He has also received various accolades viz. the President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service – Independence Day 1995, President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service – Independence Day 2007
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  • 19 days ago

Dear Sir and Madam, I do understand that bribery in the government sector is the major focus of this portal and tackling that is the main action taken by you. If any corporator is asking for bribe from citizens to resolve a local sewage issue in North Bangalore, where do I report? IPaidABribe or Ichangemycity?

Posted on November 01, 2017 by Aravind Devaraj

You can file a complaint giving all the details of the case, along with documentary and digital evidence, if any, to the Lokayukta Karnataka

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  • 19 days ago

Dear Malati and Ramesh, I must congratulate both of you for spearheading this noble venture, and IPaidABribe in bringing out the voices of citizens against bribery , which the crowd-sourced information shared on the portal has been providing seamlessly. However, I would like to know whether the element of bribery in the public departments with a high prevalence of corruption have any positive or negative correlation to the rate of service delivery ? If so, can you site an example

Posted on November 01, 2017 by Mark Bowden

Thank you Mark for appreciating our work. There is always a negative correlation between the public departments  with a high prevalence of corruption and the rate of  service delivery. The IPaidabribe website is replete with examples, link:-Thank you Mark for appreciating our work. There is always a negative correlation between the public departments  with a high prevalence of corruption and the rate of  service delivery. The IPaidabribe website is replete with examples, to read such reports, visit:- http://www.ipaidabribe.com/reports/all#gsc.tab=0

 

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  • 24 days ago

Family court judge is keeping my Divorce case pending since many years. its 2011 case. If a women is asking for Divorce and not asking for maintenance or permanent Alimony. its in Judgement stage since 6 months. What should be done. Please advise

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Nirmala

Please make a complaint providing all particulars to the Registrar of the High Court of your State

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  • 1 month ago

If the police man asked for a bribe to you , and you gave that police man a bribe , then the matter is taken to court, whom will be arrested and why ?

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Sanele Ndlela

Firstly, you do not have to pay a bribe to a policeman. If you are able to file a complaint against the policeman and if a prima facie case is made out against the policeman, then he will be arrested. In case it is established that the citizen has paid the bribe, in order to obtain an illegal favour, then the citizen will be arrested. However, anti-corruption laws vary from country to country and everything would depend on the law of the land. 

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  • 1 month ago

Does India have any specific anti-corruption law?

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Paula Resende

India has a law, namely, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, which deals with corruption by public servants in all spheres of public service. That would also include trade and customs.

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  • 1 month ago

What actions can be taken for years old bribe issues ? What steps do you take to raise the old issues of bribes ?

Posted on October 15, 2017 by Asha Kanta Sharma

Answered on behalf of Dr. Ramesh by Dheeman Ghosh, Senior Associate, IPaidABribe

You can again repost the bribe complaint giving the details and the old date, we can see whether any action can be taken on it.

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  • 1 month ago

Monthly Experts Q & A: Do we have enough police officers?

Posted on October 12, 2017 by A Citizen

No. According to United Nations standards, there should be at least 225 police for every 100,000 people. But in India there are only 150 police officers for every

100,000 population. This is one of the lowest police to population ratios in the world. There are many vacancies which are not filled up. Although 22.6 lakh police personnel is the sanctioned strength there are  in fact only 17.2 lakh.in service. That means there is a shortage of about 23.8%. But even that doesn't give the whole picture, because there are more police in big cities than in smaller ones. Many police officers are used in guarding a very small number of very important people. Administrative and traffic duties take up lots more police personnel so there are large short-falls in the numbers left on crime prevention, detection, and overall maintenance of law and order.

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  • 1 month ago

Monthly expert Q & A: How many police stations are there in the country?

Posted on October 12, 2017 by A Citizen

There are approximately 15555 police stations in the country. (Source BPR&D website)

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  • 1 month ago

Hi,In case I have written any complaint on this forum and after few time I would like to delete the same then what would be the process. Kindly suggest.Best, Dilwar

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Dilwar Singh Rawat

Hi, You can get in touch with Dheeman Ghosh , Senior Associate - IPaidABribe at dheeman.ghosh@janaagraha.org . He will guide you regarding the same.

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  • 1 month ago

I am buying second hand bike , which is register from Orissa state. sell has all docs including NOC. if I buy I need to change the ownership. what I need to do procedure?

Posted on October 09, 2017 by Ramesh Naidu

The following link should be able to guide you, whichever place you are in India : http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_easyblog&view=entry&id=566&Itemid=91

Replied by Dheeman Ghosh, Senior Associate, IPaidABribe on behalf of Dr Malati Das