• I Paid A Bribe
  • 5 years ago

Asked for bribe besides having records maintained

Reported on May 29, 2019 from Chennai , Tamil Nadu  ι Report #207358

My organization had to pay bribe to the esic Dept. The registration was done in 2016 and nil returns were filed as no employees were in the slab. Ever since the employees were hired in the slab, coverage was done from that day onwards. I shared all required documents. Still by the end the officer asked my consultant do u want to keep submitting reports or do u want to take care of me. We were forced to do so else he may create problem.
The statutory compliance are to help employees and not any platform to earn black money.
Can the government really do anything about this.
I am not sure.
This has not stopped here.
Recently a asst officer from labor office visited, checked the records and pointed out politely the errors and advised correction from next time. She also confirmed through my consultant that she would not need any formalities. Suddenly 10 days later, she calls as asks my consultant for formalii. Meaning bribe. 5000 rupees INR.
For no fault and besides maintaining records employers a penalised. Very soon we will have employees losing jobs as this is frustrating for employers and may end up closing shops.
These bribe asking ppl should be punished and their entire family should be penalised by not being allowed to get any white collared job. Until they have repayed all of the bribe.

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