Delhi CM Mr. Kejriwal launches school admission helpline for Delhi parents
New Delhi – After a new anti-corruption hotline was flooded with calls, the Delhi government headed by Arvind Kejriwal has introduced a new helpline today where people can register problems or complaints about nursery admissions in the capital.
“Health and education our top two priorities,” said Mr Kejriwal today, adding, “I urge private schools not to resist our endeavour to bring transparency in the system.”
The helpline – 011-27352525 – will be supervised by Education Minister Manish Sisodia and will go live when nursery admissions for the new term begin later this month. There are very few quality schools in Delhi; the best private schools receive thousands of applicants every year.
Mr Sisodia said he will call 10 parents every day to get their feedback on the admission process
Mr Kejriwal and his Aam Admi Party (AAP) have vowed to deliver more transparent governance in a city where bribes are routinely sought.
Last week, the anti-graft headline aimed at stopping rampant corruption among bureaucrats received 3,904 calls in the first seven hours of operation on Thursday.
Then Mr Kejriwal set up another helpline where people can complain of unscheduled power cuts through text messages.
The Aam Aadmi Party plans to contest seats in the general elections due in a few months after its success in the Delhi state polls in which it routed the ruling and scandal-tainted Congress.
Mr Kejriwal’s performance is being closely watched, with some saying his party’s advent could mark the start of a bigger movement to break the grip on national politics of the two political behemoths – the Congress, which anchors the ruling national coalition, and the main opposition party, the BJP.