Corruption in the public and private sectors go together. 4 Jun Scared government officials are returning the bribe amounts to citizens," advisor ( communications) to the government P Prabhakar said recently. The 'People First' is part of the government's real-time governance initiative to build a "happy, healthy and sustainable society". However, a senior bureaucrat. Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action in return, that the recipient would otherwise not alter. Bribery is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official or other person in.