The anti-corruption helpline, introduced by the Delhi Government, received nearly 4,000 calls in the first seven hours of its operation.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the helpline received 3,904 calls till 3 PM Thursday out of which 53 callers had serious complaints. He said 38 callers have agreed to do a sting operation. Kejriwal had announced setting up of the helpline 011 27357169 Wednesday to receive any complaint of corruption and irregularity.
If a complaint is considered serious, a team of officials would help the complainant on how to conduct a sting operation to trap the accused. The government’s vigilance team after receiving evidence will pursue the case. “Public grievance is a symptom, the disease is something else,” Kejriwal told a press conference in New Delhi. He said considering the “huge response”, the government has decided to increase the number of c from current 15 officials to 30 by Friday.
He said on Saturdays, the entire cabinet will sit to hear grievances of the public from 9:30 AM to 11 AM. On weekdays, one minister will receive grievances from the public. Officials said after receiving evidence from complaints, anti-corruption sleuths will swing into action and start working on the cases within 24 hours.
DDC vice-chairperson Ashish Khetan said, “As of today he does not hold the charge anymore.”