Don't want to pay a bribe? Say it with Zero currency note
- Jun 24, 2013, 00:15 AM IST
Chennai: The Non-Governmental Organisation, The Fifth Pillar, has introduced the concept of Zero rupee note to fight corruption. The zero denomination currency notes were introduced by the organisation in 2007 with an objective to fight corruption.
The organisation's website says: 'Next time someone asks you for a bribe, just take your country's zero currency note and hand it to them. This will let the other person know that you refuse to give or take any money in order to perform services required by law or to give or take money to do something illegal.’
Around 1.3 million notes have been distributed by the organisation, which is based in Chennai, in the last six years.
The organisation's main goal is to encourage, enable and empower every citizen of India to eliminate corruption to all level of society. The elimination of corruption is termed as the fifth pillar along with the four pillars, Legislature, Executive, Judiciary and Press, of the democracy.
It also encourages people to make use of the Right to Information act of 2005 to get all government services efficiently delivered.
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