India ranks among the world’s top
5 countries in-
Film Industry- Bolly, Tolly, Kolly woods
World Beauty Contests
No. of Millionaires
India’s rank in Corruption
o Transparency International’s
Corruption Perception Index- 85th
o TI’s Bribe Payers Index-
Among 30 Leading Exporting Countries- 30th
Daily life of a common man?
Every citizen has to pay an ‘EXTRA’ fee over the Govt
fee for every –
service, certificate or process in Govt departments
Pricelist varies across departments and different
classes of people
NO BRIBE, NO SERVICE
What is 5th
4 Pillars of our Democracy –
Pillar – WE, The Citizens
“Enable, Encourage and Empower Every
Citizen of India to Eliminate Corruption at all
levels of Society”
The ZERO Rupee Note….
……………Another non-cooperation movement
2001 - Idea conceived and design created
Pillar released it at a public event and distributed
the Zero Rupee Note widely in Tamil Nadu, India
Distributed more than a million copies so far
Citizens use it in Govt offices where Bribes are demanded or
work is purposely delayed
“FREEDOM from CORRUPTION”
Campaign launched in Aug 2007
Covered all districts of TN, few in AP, Karnataka
600 plus colleges & schools and counting….
500, 000 students pledged-
‘I will not take or give bribe’
Zero Currency website (www.zerocurrency.org )
to encourage and propagate the idea in other countries
Downloadable “Zero currency” images of respective
countries based on the Zero rupee design
Citizen’s Handbook – Know Your Rights
Informed citizenry to tackle corruption
Procedure, Timeline, Fee Structure and
Volunteers working on gathering relevant but
concise data to provide in ‘ready reckoner’ form.
Zero Rupee Note (ZRN)
Printed and distributed ONLY 1,000,000 so far.
Population of 1.1 billion plus
Average of 4-5 members/family
250 million copies of ZRN
Can We achieve our goal ?Can We achieve our goal ?
Yes . We CAN.
“A Nation suffers not because of the rascals,
but due to the silence of the good people”
Lets break the silence………..
ENDcorruption@5thpillar.org Fax: +1 202 318 8948 www.5thpillar.org
VIJAY ANAND, Co-founder & President - firstname.lastname@example.org,
+91 98406 18948
National HQ -New Delhi,
Operations Center - Chennai, India
Overseas HQ - Washington