Kazakhstan pays $12,000 since January to those who have reported corruption

NUR-SULTAN – People in Kazakhstan have been paid 4.5 million tenge (US$11,857.50) for reporting on corruption cases since the beginning of the year, said Kazakh Agency on Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption Department Head of Public Relations Arman Berdalin at a recent briefing of the National Bureau of Anti-Corruption.

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Since January, 1.1 million tenge (US$2,898) has been paid to 20 people for reporting corruption of moderate severity and 3.4 million tenge (US$8,959) has been rewarded to 20 people for reporting corruption of grave severity.

“For confirmed reports of corruption in 2018, 185 people were rewarded with 27.3 million tenge (US$71,935.50). Among these, two people were rewarded for reporting corruption of minor severity with 192,400 tenge (US$506.97), 73 people were rewarded for reporting corruption of moderate severity with 9.04 million tenge (US$23,820.40) and 106 people were rewarded for reporting corruption of grave severity with 18.1 million tenge (US$47,693.50),” said Berdalin.

Those who report corruption or assist in the fight against it are exempt from criminal liability and may be incentivised with a lump-sum monetary reward. Assistance involves reporting corruption and submitting information relevant for the detection, disclosure and investigation of a corruption offense.

“An incentive is set according to the category of the offense,” said Berdalin. “People are rewarded with up to 30 monthly calculation indices (MCI) (US$199.60) for reporting an administrative offense. People are also rewarded with up to 40 MCI (US$266.14) for reporting corruption of minor severity, 50 MCI (US$332.67) for reporting corruption of moderate severity and 70 MCI (US$465.74) and 100 MCI (US$665.34) for reporting corruption of grave severity. In the case of a refusal of monetary remuneration, incentives may be established in the form of a certificate or declaration of gratitude.”

To report corruption, people can send a letter to the Kazakh Agency on Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption or the National Bureau of Anti-Corruption, make a free call at any time and day to 1424 to reach a call centre or email Kazakh Agency on Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption Chairman Ali Shpekbayev at [email protected]


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