• I Paid A Bribe
  • 13 years ago

To correct the mistake on the Khata (Patta - in tamil)

Reported on November 15, 2010 from Tiruppur , Tamil Nadu  ι Report #29976

We had a land of "xy.00" hectares but in the khata record possessed/issued by the government has it as "x.y0" hectares. Though we have the actual land in possession, the records shows 90% lesser than what we actually own. We requested to correct this and issue a modified certificate. This was prolonged for more than an year (with numerous visit to the office from bangalore to that place) after which my dad gave away 5k Rs to the VAO(village administrative officer). Now he is fuming that it has to be agreed by personnells above him (indirectly asking for more money).
Now i just left it with the frustration and the way they treated me each time i visited them.
I am feeling guilty for paying the amount on my dad's insistence.

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