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Government to move fresh bill against bribery


  • A Bill that makes accepting or giving bribe by foreign public officials a criminal offence entailing imprisonment of up to seven years among others strict penal provisions will be moved afresh in the Parliament by the Government.
  • The legislation will be a stand alone law to deal with bribery by foreign public officials.
  • Bribery by foreign nationals is not covered under any domestic anti-corruption laws at present.
  • The Bill is proposed to be introduced afresh and Law Commission of India has been asked to provide their views and comments on the Bill.


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