ACC introduces toll-free hotline


DHAKA, July 26, 2017 (BSS) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) launches tomorrow a toll-free hotline to facilitate people in lodging complaints dialing “106” from home and abroad.

“The toll free hotline will be opened for all from 9 am to 5 pm during the working days,” ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee told BSS adding that Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was expected to unveil the hotline at the ACC headquarters.

The ACC spokesman said the anti-graft body framed a policy on the types and natures of complaints to be received for subsequent actions.

He said trained ACC staff would write down the complaints to be received through the hotline and then place them before the commission for subsequent actions.

“Names of the complainants will not be disclosed,” Bhattacharjee said.

In the existing practice people drop their written statements on corruption in complaint boxes set up at ACC offices across the country.

“The introduction of the hotline number is expected to intensify the anti-graft campaign, particularly in bribery cases involving government offices,” the ACC official said.