Press Esc to close

1964 -- your anti-bribery helpline

Last updated: 21 October, 2011
New Delhi, Oct 21 (PTI) 18:17 IST

Harassed by corrupt babus demanding bribe or delaying work?

Aggrieved persons will soon be able to seek help through a 24X7 toll free number, 1964, to be made functional by the Central Vigilance Commission. According to country's anti-corruption watchdog officials, the number will act as a one-stop solution for all complaints related to corruption.

"The anti-bribery help line will assist complainants in their problems related to unnecessary lingering of work in a concerned government department due to demand of undue favours or gratification by public servants," a CVC official said.

He said a full-fledged call centre will also be set up to provide services round the clock. "People will be able to register complaints related to bribery being faced by them in all the central government ministries, departments and public sector units, among others," the official said.

However, complaints related to Delhi Government or its departments will not be resolved through the proposed help lineor by the Commission since it does not come under its jurisdiction.

The number, 1964, assumes significance as the the Central Vigilance Commission was set up in February 1964 by the government. "We have worked out the technical modalities with the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). There are few things needed to be worked out with other stake holders. We plan to start it within two-months time," the official said.

Presently, the CVC has a toll free number 1800-11-0180 and 011-24651000 which is operational between 9 AM and 7 PM from Monday to Friday. "The 1964 will be working seven days and there will be no such time limitation to register complaints," the official added.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
A helicopter is seen flying over the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta...

A helicopter is seen flying over the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta...

Transgender Shanavi Ponnusamy arrives at the chief minister's cell at...

Transgender Shanavi Ponnusamy arrives at the chief minister's cell at...

Lufthansa tests humanoid robot 'Josie Pepper' at airport...

Lufthansa tests humanoid robot 'Josie Pepper' at airport...

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presents a memento to the...

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presents a memento to the...

Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill Training...

Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill Training...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets business leaders at the end of...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets business leaders at the end of...

Greenpeace demonstrators in all-over bodysuits protest against pollution...

Greenpeace demonstrators in all-over bodysuits protest against pollution...

A Marathi mother-daughter duo during a procession to commemorate Shivaji Jayanti...

A Marathi mother-daughter duo during a procession to commemorate Shivaji Jayanti...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the saints during the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the saints during the...

Raphael Manet checks the growth of radish seedlings as he works at the...

Raphael Manet checks the growth of radish seedlings as he works at the...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.