I just read the news on Rediff today about corruption in India’s legal system. I have spoken about it in length in this post that is part of Key Success factors for doing business in India- 30 part series.
This post is just to give you an idea of the amount of Bribe and corruption involved in the Indian legal system.
Thirty-six per cent of Indians paid bribes to the legal system in 2006 The estimated the amount paid by Indians as bribes to the legal system at about Rs 2,630 crore (Rs 26.30 billion). The majority of the bribes went to lawyers (61 per cent) followed by court officials (29 per cent) and middlemen (five per cent).
And this is just the legal system, which stands second to the Police Department. I guess the Police department bribery should be easily in the range of 4000 crores. If you take the macro view of the situation, corruption is hurting our economy more than anything else