• I Paid A Bribe
  • 5 years ago

Obtaining food security license (FSSAI)

Reported on September 21, 2016 from Bangalore , Karnataka  ι Report #124141

I have filed an application on behalf of my client with the officer of FSSAI, bangalore to obtain food security license. The application was submitted online and copies of all the supporting were sent to the office of FSSAI in courier. They sent the application back stating tha the tax paid receipt shall be submitted in original. We couriered the original tax paid receipt to them however the status of the application online was same. We tried reaching to them on call and they told to come and meet in person. We representing our client met the officer where we are told that never courier the application since the deal could not be closed without meeting. Thereafter the officer in charge, Mr. Shivamurthy, Food security license demanded Rs. 5000 per year of the application on 10/09/2016 at around morning 11.40 am. We denied to pay such amount and tried to bargain on the bribe. He told depending on the urgency the bribe need to be paid. If we pay him 5000 he will provide the certificate in one weeks time. Otherwise it will take more time. We were forced to pay bribe by our client to get the work done on priority. The address of their office is Commissioner of Food Safety, Public Health Institute, Sheshadri Road, Bangalore-560001 . Mobile number of the officer - 9900154792.

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