Caught on camera taking bribe | IMPACT

The poor citizens had to pay a bribe of Rs 10 to get their Aadhar cards delivered in Bherwa Village, Madhupur Block, District Deoghar, Jharkhand.  Aadhaar or UIDAI (Unique Identification) is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India.  By law, the enrollment and distribution of these is supposed to be free of cost.

The Inquiry Officer was instructed by higher authorities to distribute the Adhaar cards to respective persons in village. He asked his son to distribute cards who then went on taking INR.10 from each villager.   The Villagers knew little bit about the free distribution of Adhaar cards but had to agree with him as he wasn’t handing over their cards without money.

CC Mukesh Rajak collected the evidence on video and went to the Postmaster who was responsible for distribution of these cards. The person involved in the scam and Postmaster apologized for the incident. The Postmaster visited the village and distributed the cards free of cost and further gave an oath on camera stating he would not give the UIDAI Cards to the accused individual to distribute in future. As a result of this intervention, 70 villagers received their money back.

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