Department of Defence undertakes Special Campaign 2.0 to institutionalise ‘Swachhta’ in its field offices across the country
By PIB Delhi
Department of Defence has been conducting Special Campaign 2.0 on Swachhta across its offices located in New Delhi and in all field offices and local units since October 02, 2022. It started with a preparatory phase from the 14th to the 30th of September 2022, during which targets were identified for the campaign period. This year, special emphasis is on field/outstation offices. The campaign intends to achieve space management and enhancement of workplace experience in offices under the Department. During this campaign, offices responsible for public interface and service delivery are being given priority.
Since the beginning of the special campaign, the Department of Defence has organised cleanliness drives in 4,569 sites across the country. The department has also disposed of 134 pending references from Members of Parliament, 30 pending references from various state governments, 13 pending references from the PMO, and 445 pending public grievances during the period. Also, 22,350 physical files have been reviewed and 9,954 physical files weeded out so far. Rs 6,05,005 has been realised in revenue so far from the sale of scrap and 7,475 square feet have been effectively freed as well.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Swachh Bharat Mission was launched in 2014 to bring about a behavioural change in people and as a fitting tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, who advocated cleanliness as a way of life. Later, a Special Campaign on the Disposal of Pending References and Cleanliness was launched in 2021 across government departments and ministries. Following the success of the Special Campaign the last year, it was decided to organise Special Campaign 2.0 on Swachhta in Central Government Ministries/Departments, attached/ subordinate offices from 2nd October to 31st October 2022.