The Delhi government’s corruption helpline, 1031, received 12,731 calls in the first 24 hours of its relaunch on Sunday.
While the number of calls had exceeded 5,500 on the day of its launch, it had more than doubled by Monday evening, government officials said. Of these calls, the 24-hour service received about 730 calls between 12 am and 7 am on Monday, officials said.
“The calls received so far are now being analysed to segregate them into frivolous and genuine calls. Once segregated, the calls will be forwarded to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) for a probe. Some of the calls which have been segregated have already been sent to the ACB for further action,” a government official said.
Government officials said cases of corruption that are being forwarded to the ACB include complaints against the Delhi Police, the municipal corporations, Education department, Transport department, Delhi Jal Board and Delhi Fire Services among others.
“The data of calls received and segregated will be made public on a regular basis for the convenience and information of the people,” the official said.
A senior ACB official said of the calls received on the hotline, 18 calls had been filtered. “Action will be taken within 24 hours and depending on the evidence, we will file FIRs accordingly,” the official said.
While relaunching the AAP’s pet project at the Talkatora indoor stadium on Sunday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said that Delhi’s citizens were now armed with powers of inspectors and the government will take stringent action against those found engaging in corrupt activities.
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