‘Friendly’ corruption!

“Please inflate the bill by Rs. 50,000 and give that amount by cash to me as my personal commission. This should not be known to the Managing Director.”

While this was not the first time he had received such a request, the Sales Manager was shocked!

The person making this request was the Purchase Director, who was the Managing Director’s brother.

Most importantly, the Sales Manager was a very close friend of both the brothers.

This post, based on a true incident, is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda (Prompt: the post must contain the word ‘friend’ and you have just 5 sentences to complete your story.)


10 thoughts on “‘Friendly’ corruption!

  1. This has happened with me, won’t name the org but all I’ll say is they are a govt. org. I was told to inflate the bill two fold & no qts would be asked as that person was himself in charge and oh if I wanted I could add 2% more for myself. I walked out from the office and informed my boss. He laughed & said I had missed a chance to make some money at the side & this happened every where. Shortly later I quit the company.

  2. Who says it is a ‘bribe’ ? If no pay no get business: according to him ‘no loss’ is incurred as the bill is to be inflated in order to ‘compensate’. in hawala jargon this is considered ‘over invoicing’ and that happens to be an ‘internationally accepted’ corrupt practice!

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