Zero Rupee Note Will Stop Corruption? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Zero Rupee Note
India, as a country is full of surprises. We are over a billion people and all of us are contributing in our own way to move this country in a positive direction. And some of us have really eccentric ways to tackle our day-to-day problems like Corruption.
NGO called Fifth Pillar has printed the Zero rupees notes to tackle corruption
We are aware that RBI prints currency notes in different denominations like Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 500, and Rs 2000. But one will be surprised to know that India also has a Zero rupee note. This Zero rupee note with no value is present in India for over a decade.
The Zero rupee note was first introduced in 2007 by an NGO named Fifth Pillar. The Zero rupee note had contact details of the government authorities on the backside to dissuade bribery. The NGO encouraged the citizens to ‘pay’ a Zero rupee note whenever a corrupt government official asks for a bribe.
The notes were printed in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam
Fifth Pillar is a Tamil Nadu-based NGO and it printed millions of Zero rupee notes. Interestingly, these notes were printed in various languages like ??Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam, and these Zero rupee notes were distributed by Fifth Pillar at public places such as railway stations, bus stations, and markets.
In the era of digital transaction, whether this movement has made an impact or is a question of debate, still it was a good display of human will to conquer over the bad.