Delhi

Anti-graft helpline gets 1.25 lakh calls

Over 1.25 lakh telephone calls have been made to the Delhi Government’s anti-corruption helpline in the past one month since it was reactivated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on April 5.

Sources said on Wednesday that the 1031 helpline, functioning round the clock, had got an “overwhelming response” with a staggering 1,25,065 calls having been recorded in the first 30 days. Of those, 1,10,380 calls have been received so far.

Among the calls received, about 6,000 met the minimum requirements of perusal by the helpline, while the number of complaints referred by the helpline to the facilitators was 510.

Of these, 252 were marked to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), while 238 were found to be unfit for reference. The sources said 169 complaints were being followed up by the ACB and 79 were pending for its perusal.

While the sources affirmed that the high figures of calls had indicated growing faith of the residents in the anti-corruption drive of the State government, there were reports that the highest number of complaints were made against officials of the civic bodies, police, Transport Department, and the Delhi Jal Board.



Maximum complaints are against officials

of civic bodies, police, transport dept., and DJB, sources said



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