Passport Dept most corrupted sector : TIB

29 June,2016

RTNN News Desk: Department of Immigration and Passports is the most corrupted sector among the public service sectors in the country.

About 77 percent citizens have fallen victims to corruption and given bribe to get the services from the Passport Department, said Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) at a programme here to unveil its survey report on Wednesday.

According to the survey report, citizens had to pay Tk 8,822 crore as bribe in 2015 which is 3.7 percent of the total national budget for the fiscal 2014-15.

The report also said that the burden of corruption and bribery hits the people of low income group more than that of higher income group.

TIB Trustee Board Chairperson Sultana Kamal, Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman and Deputy Executive Director Dr Sumaiya Khayer addressed the programme.

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