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  NGO Name

5th Pillar

  Year Established


  Primary Contact

Vijay Anand


1, Anna Main Road






Tamil Nadu




  Phone 1

044 65273056

  Phone 2



044 42133677


  NGO Work



Social Empowerment through RTI


  Annual Budget


  FCRA clearance?





  NGO Visit Information

  Contact Info.

Balakumar Swaminathan, AID CIncinnati

Jayaram Venkatesan, AID Chennai


  NGO - Chapter / Coordinator

  Number of chapters or coords coordinating this ngo



  Send email to chapter coords?


  +  Cincinnati / Saurabh Mittal

  Projects List

Amount Funded

  +  RTI - AID India-5th Pillar

$ 10146



$ 10146




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  NGO Goals



• Create awareness and educate people regarding the Right to Information Act 2005.
• Create huge awareness among the poor and illiterates to make the ACT familiar to them and guide them to make the best use of the Act.
• Curb Corruption in Government and Public Sector, both of elected representatives & officials and Prevent Corruption in Private Sector as well.
• Get support from other Pillars and extend support to other Pillars in fight more...



Zero Rupee Note (ZRN):
The Zero Rupee Note (ZRN) is a Campaign Tool that acts as a visual symbol of unwillingness to pay bribe; A tool that can trigger debate on corruption, rather than allowing the topic to be shoved under the carpet; A tool that can be used as a substitute for giving bribes and instill the confidence in every citizen to face a situation where a bribe is demanded; A tool that more...



5th Pillar is a non profit non government organization that aims to eliminate corruption from the face of our country by way of RTI Act 2005 and other innovative methods including the Zero Rupee note, Anti-corruption campaigns, empowering the youth etc. Within the last one year, 5th Pillar has seen several successes ranging from obtaining the basic services and fundamental rights to the citizens to earning back several thousand rupees to the Government. The organization is steadily moving forward and has gained lot of support with several honest government employees, student community and the general public on board.




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