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Cleanliness Campaign: Govt Earns Rs 40 Cr Through Scrap Disposal, Clears 8 Lakh Sq Ft Space

PTI, New Delhi

Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:29 PM IST

Summary

The government also earned money in the special cleanliness campaign started from Gandhi Jayanti. Millions of files were destroyed.

The tradition of cleaning houses on Diwali is old. In such a situation, how can the government also lag behind. According to the Union Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances, in the special cleanliness campaign started from Gandhi Jayanti, around Rs 40 crore was earned by selling scrap and junk. The sorting of these files also freed up eight lakh square feet of space.

This information was given by Union Minister Jitendra Singh in a special review meeting with top officials of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG). He said that under the special cleanliness drive started from October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, out of total 15 lakh 23 thousand 464 files, more than 13 lakh 73 thousand 204 files were weeded out.

Files of temporary nature were identified and removed during this special drive. To improve cleanliness at work sites, scraps and other scrap materials and waste items were sold. The statement issued by the department said that the ‘Clean India Mission’ started by PM Modi has become a mass movement in the country. Minister Singh promised to continue this campaign even further so that workplaces can be made clean, hygienic and clutter free.

2,91,692 complaints resolved in 30 days
A special drive was launched in all the Ministries/Departments of the Central Government under the nodal department of DARPG for disposal of pending cases from October 2 to October 31. Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that against the target of 3,28,234 public grievances, 2,91,692 complaints were resolved in 30 days under the special campaign. Out of 11,057 cases sent by MPs, 8,282 were resolved. During this, 685 out of 834 rules and procedures were simplified.

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The tradition of cleaning houses on Diwali is old. In such a situation, how can the government also lag behind. According to the Union Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievances, in the special cleanliness campaign started from Gandhi Jayanti, around Rs 40 crore was earned by selling scrap and junk. The sorting of these files also freed up eight lakh square feet of space.

This information was given by Union Minister Jitendra Singh in a special review meeting with top officials of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG). He said that under the special cleanliness drive started from October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, out of total 15 lakh 23 thousand 464 files, more than 13 lakh 73 thousand 204 files were weeded out.

Files of temporary nature were identified and removed during this special drive. To improve cleanliness at work sites, scraps and other scrap materials and waste items were sold. The statement issued by the department said that the ‘Clean India Mission’ started by PM Modi has become a mass movement in the country. Minister Singh promised to continue this campaign even further so that workplaces can be made clean, hygienic and clutter free.

2,91,692 complaints resolved in 30 days

A special drive was launched in all the Ministries/Departments of the Central Government under the nodal department of DARPG for disposal of pending cases from October 2 to October 31. Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that against the target of 3,28,234 public grievances, 2,91,692 complaints were resolved in 30 days under the special campaign. Out of 11,057 cases sent by MPs, 8,282 were resolved. During this, 685 out of 834 rules and procedures were simplified.

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