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AAP Govt's anti-graft helpline receives overwhelming response

New Delhi: Nearly 4,500 calls were received today by the helpline introduced by the Aam Aadmi Party government to take complaints of corruption against officials in various departments and agencies on the first day of
India TV News Desk January 09, 2014 21:05 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Nearly 4,500 calls were received today by the helpline introduced by the Aam Aadmi Party government to take complaints of corruption against officials in various departments and agencies on the first day of its operation.

As the helpline 011 27357169 was flooded with calls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered increasing the number of helpline staff from current 15 officials to 30 by tomorrow.

The Chief Minister also announced that the entire cabinet will sit in front of the Delhi Secretariat from 9:30 AM to 11 AM on Saturdays to receive grievances from people and efforts will be made to solve them immediately.  On weekdays, one minister will receive grievances from the public.

Launching of the helpline was the third major initiative of the AAP government after subsidising power tariffs and making 20 kilo-litres of water free monthly.

The Chief Minister, who is personally monitoring operation of the helpline, said out of these calls, 53 callers were found to be having serious complaints out of which 38 have agreed to do a sting operation.