1. Reduce to the minimum discretion vested in the authorities so that scope to show official favour in return for pecuniary gain is minimised.

  2. Issuance of definite guidelines, even while exercising control discretion will reduce scope for arbitrary exercise of power in exchange for illegal gratification.

  3. Permission for adequate supply of basic necessities will eliminate the need to pay bribe for such services. For example, years back bribe was paid to get a telephone connection or gas connection. Now they call on you and pressurise you to take a connection.

  4. Competition in any field helps the consumers eliminating need for indulging in corruption.

  5. Definite time frame for complying with demands of the public with exemplary punishment for disobedience. For example, strict rule that birth certificate or death certificate or khata etc., should be supplied within time schedule, failing which punishment will follow.

  6. Providing opportunities to the victims to file complaints confidentially and strict and prompt action on such complaints will deter the public servant from demanding and accepting bribe.

  7. As far as possible, power to take decision should be vested in a body rather than individual.