"I have a recording of the call operators asking me to record the conversation with the staff in the school. They said ‘record it and we will send a team’," said Mr. Chaudhary.

After the Delhi Government’s anti-corruption helpline that encourages callers to conduct sting operations, it’s time for the nursery admission helpline, launched earlier this week, to demand a “recording” of school authorities asking for donations.

After being asked to pay thousands of rupees as donations for his three-year-old daughter’s admission in a school in South Delhi’s Kalkaji, 26-year-old Chandan Kumar Chaudhary dialled the helpline number within hours of it becoming operational on Monday only to be told to “make a recording” of the conversation with school authorities.

Recording

“I have a recording of the call operators asking me to record the conversation with the staff in the school. They said ‘record it and we will send a team’,” said Mr. Chaudhary.

“If I do everything, what will the government do?”

While the helpline promises that a unique ID will be sent to the caller via SMS as acknowledgment for further follow up, he claimed he received no such SMS.

He added that his wife approached another school in the same locality on Wednesday, which too demanded a donation for admission.

Mr. Chaudhary, who is differently-abled, cycled to the Delhi Secretariat on Wednesday to meet Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to request that he be granted permission to run a shop in Kalkaji to sell knick-knacks.

Earlier, his roadside stall was removed as encroachment by the police.

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