“Aranya” wildlife gallery by Delhi Customs is part of Best Practices being carried out across the country
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC) is participating with great vigour in the Special Campaign on Disposal of Pending Matters (SCPDM), 2.0 from 2nd October to 31st October 2022. The special focus of the campaign is the disposal of VIP references and Public Grievances. 23 (out of 44) VIP references, more than 722 Public Grievances and more than 120 Public Grievance Appeals have been disposed of to date.
Moreover, a nationwide cleanliness drive is being organised across all field offices of CBIC. Already, 1,344 outdoor campaigns have been conducted so far. This is more than twice the number conducted last year.
In the year 2021-22, as part of the approx. 5.8 lakh files were reviewed, out of which approx. 3.8 lakh files were ultimately weeded out. Over the course of the year, due to continuing efforts, CBIC has largely shifted over to eOffice. Due to this number of physical files remaining is very less and the process of reviewing it is ongoing. This year approx 64,000 files have been reviewed so far, out of which approx. 20,000 files have already been weeded out.
Another area of focus identified was the Disposal of Scrap. In the year 2021-22 approx. 37,000 sq. ft. was cleared of scrap. This year CBIC has already cleared out approximately 22,000 sq. ft. has already been cleared out and efforts for freeing up additional space are underway.
With a view towards enhancing the quality of public spaces in CBIC offices, Delhi Customs created a wildlife gallery, “Aranya” in the corridors of the second floor, New Customs House, New Delhi and inaugurated by Chairman CBIC Sh. Vivek Johri on October 7, 2022. The gallery showcases the efforts of Indian Customs as protectors of wildlife as well as ensuring cleanliness and celebrating the spirit of Swachhta as part of the ongoing #SpecialCampaign2.0. This has been highlighted as one of the best practices of the department.
In a special effort, Revenue Secretary Sh. Tarun Bajaj along with Sh. S.M. Tata, Chief Commissioner, CGST & Customs Pune Zone and other senior officers of the zone participated in a drive to clean the Ratnagiri Beach and Customs Floating Jetty on October 13, 2022. The beach was cleaned of a sizeable quantity of plastic and other waste as a result of the Special Drive.
Further, Sh. V Srinivas, Secretary DARPG & DoPW visited the GST Bhawan, Guwahati and reviewed the progress of Special Campaign 2.0 with the officers of the zone. Extensive cleanliness efforts carried out in CGST and Customs Zone, Guwahati has resulted in the creation of about 6,000 sqft. of additional office space. Secretary along with Sh. Ashutosh Awasthi, the Chief Commissioner and senior officers of the zone also participated in the file shredding exercise at the GST Bhawan.
CBIC remains committed to ensuring cleanliness and enhancing the quality of public spaces maintained by it.
Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.