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>pay bribe, get pension: Each govt staff coughs up Tk 7,660 on average

>THE government officials and employees have to pay on average Tk 7,660 bribe and spend additional Tk 3,720 for transport and meals each to process their pension documents, reveals a study by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). (Full report)
At least 71 percent of the pension recipients have to face such corrupt practices and undergo various forms of sufferings due to lack of transparency, delays, bribes and irregularities in the entire procedures, says the study styled “Pains of Pension: An Exploration into Corruption in Delivery of Public Pension.”
TIB Research Fellow KNM Hossainul Haque presented the study at a news conference at the National Press Club today.
He conducted the study on the basis of interviews with retired public employees, incumbent officials concerning pension, sample surveys, case studies and open-ending interviews in Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj, Manikganj and Khulna in 2006.
“The study found massive corruption in the pension system,” he said, adding pension seekers have to process eight to 16 types of documents and spend 159 days to get pension.

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