As far as my knowledge goes, such chances in big corporates are remote. But in small private companies chances may be there. In many private companies weightage will be given to the merit and hard working. The employees who work well, give more importance to the work and who are loyal to the company will be given importance. Generally. other issues will not be taken into account. In some companies, the MD will have some people who are close to him. But he will never promote him to higher levels. But he may give some money confidentially without revealing the same to others. But in the finance department, the MD will see that known person will be there in an important position. This will make him do some transactions confidentially and cash transaction can be done very confidentially and secret transactions will not be revealed to others.