Swachhata Campaign to continue for discarding redundant scrap material and obsolete items in office premises: Dr Jitendra Singh
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today reviewed the progress of Special Campaign launched on 2nd October for disposal of pendency in Government of India in 9 Departments/Ministries under his charge.
Secretaries and Heads of Ministry of Earth Sciences, Department of Administrative reforms and Public Grievances, Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Department of Bio-Technology, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy took part in the review meeting.
Dr Jitendra Singh was informed that in less than 20 days of the Special Campaign, more than one lakh square feet of space has been generated from avoidable occupancy in all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. Similarly, he noted with satisfaction that in such a short span of time nearly 4 lakh files have been weeded out.
Dr Jitendra Singh informed that the Special Campaign on Disposal of Pendency in Government is being conducted on the directions of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the progress will be presented to him at the conclusion of the campaign. It may be recalled that the Minister had launched the Special Campaign on 1st October, 2021for disposal of pendency during the period 2nd October to 31st October 2021.
Dr Jitendra Singh asked the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, DARPG to do a comparative analysis of all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India on reduction of pendency of various categories and also to cull out the best practices to be shared with all. He asked the DARPG to coordinate with Ministries to speed up the campaign as it is going to end after 10 days. The Minister, however, reiterated that the motivation behind the campaign should last even after it is over as pendency reduction is a continuous process.
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first speech from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15th August 2014, wherein he announced to launch Swachh Bharat Mission from 2nd October 2014, Dr Jitendra Singh said the mission on hygiene cleanliness became a Jan Andolan and imbibed by the people as a Social Reform Movement. He said, in the same spirit, from 2nd October 2021 a new Swachhata Campaign was launched for clearing of all the pendency of files and discarding redundant scrap material and obsolete items in office premises and its backyards.
Dr Jitendra Singh said this month only Prime Minister launched the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban to make all cities of India garbage-free, therefore, it is all the more imperative that during this special campaign, files of temporary nature may be identified and weeded out as per the extant instructions and redundant scrap material and obsolete items may be discarded to improve cleanliness at workplaces.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Special Campaign is aimed at ensuring timely and effective disposal of Public Grievances, References from Members of Parliament, State Governments, Inter-Ministerial Consultations and Parliamentary Assurances by each Ministry/Department and its attached/subordinate offices during the campaign period. The preparatory phase of the Special Campaign was conducted from September 13, 2021, to September 30, 2021. In the preparatory phase, Ministries and Departments have identified the status of pendency.
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