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Old 28th May 2001, 11:20
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Hi friends

I hear from my friends back home, that IA had a fresh intake for 50 pilots last month. And apparently this was a genuine one too.
That's without any local political influence from anyone, considering experience and skills only.
Old 28th May 2001, 22:29
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>>That's without any local political influence from anyone, considering experience and skills only.<<

As you know, that is totally contrary to custom in India... Corruption is the name of the game, even foreign airline Hotac contracts involve bribes and kickbacks.

For a review of definitions, here is a short discussion from the Times of India:


How is a bribe different from a `kick-back'?

The dictionary definition of `bribe' is `Anything such as money, property or a favour offered or given to someone in a position of trust to induce him to act dishonestly'. `Kick-back' is defined as `A percentage payment, by confidential arrangement, to a person able to influence or control a source of income to the kick-back's payee'.

Hence, bribes generally refer to illegal payment made to an official to get some unauthorised work done (though many officials insist on a bribe even for authorised work). On the other hand, kick-backs refer to illegal payments made by a seller to the person who has influenced a buyer to purchase the seller's goods. Hence, while the Tehelka payment was a bribe (since no goods had changed hands), the Bofors payment was a kick-back.

Rajeshwari Singh, New Delhi

Bribe is for working and kick-back is for mediating.

Rajesh Kumar, Gaya

Bribes are offered at lower level when movement of files is at stake, kickbacks are offered at a higher level.

G.S. Battu, Patiala


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