With Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal back in the city after his naturopathy treatment in Bangalore, his top priority would probably be to restart the anti-corruption helpline.
In this regard, a meeting has been convened for Tuesday at the Delhi Secretariat to prepare the blueprint of how the helpline will operate.
Sources stated that even though Kejriwal had promised to start the anti-corruption helpline within 15 days of assuming power, he will launch it soon enough.
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Officials said a 10-member team has been constituted to work in the anti-corruption helpline. These adhoc DANICS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Island Civil Service) officers will be at the disposal of the administrative reforms department to work as facilitators in the helpline.
The team includes SDM (election) R K Dabral, deputy director (education) A B Chakraborty, election officer R C Kalia, DSSSB deputy secretary Vivek Kumar Naresh, deputy secretary of Urban Development Ramesh Kumar Balyan, administrative officer (higher education) Ajay Kumar Sinandi, VATO Neelam Venkatachalam, senior regional evaluation officer Gangandeep, assistant labour commissioner Tanuj Bhanat and Geeta Ratra ex-officer of Tibbia college.
When contacted, few of the officers maintained that the government must have handpicked them for its own reasons as they were not consulted.
“We are very unsure right now whether we need to leave our current posts or if we can retain them as they have called us facilitators of the helpline. It will be a challenging task to work on the helpline, which is the AAP government’s dream project,” one of the officers said.