Is Bribery the Key to Get Employed in Public Sector in Chin?

Yes, to a large extent. In Chin State, it is highly likely that giving bribe carries more weights than either skills or experiences to get employed in public sector.

Increasing job opportunities in public sector in Chin State seem to come along with higher level of corruption. Just before the end of 2017, one public institute called for job application just a few days before application closing date. It is not easy for potential employees to apply job in such short notice. This is, in some cases, a sign of corrupt action. Furthermore, giving different information to potential clients or companies also signals bribery operates in the public procurement as well. It is possible that these are experienced bribery cases in Chin State.

According to an independent survey set to be published later this month by the local institution known as Chinbridge Institute, more than 80% of respondents believed that it is necessary to pay bribe to get a job in public sector. Likewise, the vast majority of respondents said that one is highly unlikely to obtain tender contract without paying bribe. This implies that bribery serves as a key determining factor not only in hiring process but also in other public procurement in Chin State.

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