Corruption is a huge problem is India – Trust me, even if we are able to bring down the corruption even by 50%, it will skyrocket India’s GDP. More than 90% of all government transactions are fraught with corruption either directly or indirectly (This figure I came across last year in some survey, unable to find the link).
(Many probably know about this as this initiative was started last year, however, I am putting this across to readers, as I just came across this)
A NGO in Chennai – 5th Pillar – started this initiative last year whose sole aim is to put an end to corruption in India – They have come out with a 0 Rupee note, which looks similar to a 50 rupee note, but has Zero Rupees written on one side and on the other side you have this:
What are you supposed to do with 0 Rupee Note
The zero currency note in your country’s currency is a tool to help you achieve the goal of zero corruption. The note is a way for any human being to say NO to corruption without the fear of facing an encounter with persons in authority.
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.
I think, we need such kind of initiative in every nook & corner of India. If we need to end corruption in India, its not the government, but us, every citizen of India have to stop giving bribes to get our work done. I know its easier said than done, but I am going to try – Will you?