Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party to bring 'Sting App' to contain corruption
New Delhi, April 4: In an attempt to contain corruption, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party will soon launch a mobile application. Reportedly, with the app, smartphone usuers could easily conduct sting operations to expose people involved in corrupt practises.
Apparently, Kejriwal led-party which is facing worst time due to warring faction and their adamant attitude, is trying to bridge trust-deficit among people.
The mobile application will allow a user to secretly make video and audio recordings without letting the person being filmed know.
"As soon as a user starts recording using this application, the screen of the phone will go dark appearing to be switched-off," a senior official associated with the project, said.
He said the app will link smartphones with internet connections to a secured government server. As a user records a video or audio, it will automatically be
stored on the government's server. "Even if the mobile is damaged, the data will not be lost," he said.
Data recorded through the application will be accessed by government staff for further investigation.
The Delhi government aims to launch this application within a month. It also plans to re-launch its anti-corruption helpline number '1031' from April 5. The number can be
used by people to lodge complaints if they are harassed for bribes.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has often exhorted people to conduct sting operations against government officials who ask for bribe. He reiterated that in his speech at the Ram Lila grounds after he took oath in February this year.
The Aam Aadmi Party won a massive mandate in the Delhi elections on a promise to rid the capital of corruption. It has won 67 of Delhi's 70 seats.
(With inputs from PTI)