Volunteers from the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement launched a ‘Say No to Bribe’ campaign at government offices on Friday. They asked employees to sign a declaration saying that he/she would neither accept bribe nor allow others to accept it.
Similar campaigns have already started in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.
Delhi’s first demonstration was held at the central district’s deputy commissioner’s (DC) office at Daryaganj. Around 50 IAC volunteers gathered at the DC’s office wearing Anna caps and waving tricolours at around 2pm and started shouting slogans. Three of them went inside to meet the DC.
Soon, the police arrived at the spot and warned the volunteers not to hold demonstrations without permission. The volunteers immediately squatted on the ground in front of the DC office and started singing bhajans.
In the meantime, several volunteers went inside the adjoining office of the SDM (elections) and appealed to employees to join the campaign.
Thereafter, 21 persons, including those from the DC office, election office and even a few policemen, signed the declaration.
Atul Kumar from the RTI cell, who gave his approval without any hesitation, said, “So what? Is it necessary that I don’t sign if my senior doesn’t. Even we understand what is wrong, what is right. (So) I did the right thing.”