WHO is 5th Pillar?
"The SILENCE of the good people is more DANGEROUS than the BRUTALITY of the bad people" - Martin Luther King Jr.
5th Pillar is a non profit, non governmental organization aimed at fighting corruption, one of the deep rooted evils of our nation. The Nation already has four pillars of democracy – the legislature, executive, judiciary and the media. 5th Pillar has been formed as a coalition of like-minded citizens of our country who want to see a better society and governance system in our great nation. So, any socially conscious, patriotic and well-meaning citizen who abides by laws and puts the nation in front of his personal gains, is a 5th Pillar.
Corruption is defined as "the misuse of entrusted power for private gains". So 5th Pillar's focus area will be to help citizens to obtain their fundamental rights and entitled services from the government offices and departments, where the PUBLIC have entrusted power to the government employees. Although there are several private institutions(schools, colleges and companies) that are over-charging the public for certain services, those cases will not come under 'Corruption', whereas they are plain cases of cheating, fraud or taking advantage of people's wants and desires. Since, private institutions don't have any entrusted power(not elected or appointed by the people), but are acting on sheer money power, 5th Pillar encourages citizens to register complaints in the appropriate government departments for such frauds and cheating cases and can contact us if the complaint in the government department is not being treated effectively.
IF YOU ARE A GOOD CITIZEN, and have been SILENT all this time, PLEASE JOIN US NOW!