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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions observes Swachhta Pakhwada

Anand Saurabh

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and its departments including Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Department of Pensions & Pensioners' Welfare (DoP&PW) and  Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) observed Swachhta Pakhwada from 16th - 30th June 2017. During the period, various cleanliness drives and Swachhta Action Plan were undertaken. On the occasion, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh visited the office premises of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances in New Delhi to review the implementation of the Swachhta Action Plan. Dr. Singh complimented both the Departments for undertaking various Swachhta related activities during this Pakhwada and also expressed happiness that the two Departments are working together as one team. He said that the habit of cleanliness should be practised by all and it should be the responsibility of everyone to keep their surroundings clean. Highlighting the steps taken by DARPG, he said that 25 Ministries/ Departments will be turned into e-office by the end of this month. He also said that there has been an increase of a whopping 6000%, in the number of e-files with 4,62,000 e-files generated in 2017, compared to 8,000 e-files last year.
Secretary, DARPG Shri C Viswanath said that Modernisation and Swachhta go hand in hand and the allocation for DAPRG Modernisation has been doubled compared to last year. He said that the Department has implemented 100% e-office with digitisation of records. He also said that 58 Central Ministries/ Departments and 33 States and UTs have abolished affidavits and attestation. He highlighted the various activities being undertaken by the Department during the Swachhta Pakhwada.
The DARPG undertook various activities like recording, reviewing and weeding out of old records, digitization of records, disposal of old and obsolete items etc. A poster & slogan competition was also organised on the theme of Swachh Bharat. The Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare also undertook similar activities during this Pakhwada.
Meanwhile, the DoPT undertook a cleanliness drive in the premises of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in the national capital under Swachhta Pakhwada. Around 50 personnel of DoPT enthusiastically participated in the cleanliness drive in the adjacent park  and garden area of Administrative Block of the Hospital.