Swachhata Special Campaign 3.0: Government's Impressive Earnings and Office Space Revolution

Swachhata Special Campaign 3.0 has not only helped transform the workspaces of government offices but has also generated an impressive revenue of more than Rs 117 crore in its first two weeks.

In a remarkable feat of government efficiency and cleanliness, the Swachhata Special Campaign 3.0 has not only helped transform the workspaces of government offices but has also generated an impressive revenue of more than Rs 117 crore in its first two weeks. Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State, provided this exciting update after reviewing the progress of the campaign at the end of this milestone period.

What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that the revenue was earned simply by disposing of scrap. This has proven to be a win-win situation for the government as it helps declutter the offices and bring in additional funds. But that’s not all - the cleanup operation has also resulted in a substantial 32.54 lakh square feet of office space being cleared and made available for use.

This campaign is spearheaded by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), acting as the nodal agency, and is being implemented in government offices across the country. It aims to minimize pendency, institutionalize cleanliness, and create a more efficient working environment.

Dr. Jitendra Singh was all praise for the progress made during the first two weeks of Special Campaign 3.0. He highlighted the massive participation across various ministries and departments, particularly those with public interfaces. The Minister encouraged all government bodies to adopt a saturation approach, ensuring that the campaign covers all outstation offices, defense establishments, and public sector undertakings throughout the nation.

In just two weeks, the campaign has achieved impressive results. More than 1.47 lakh sites have been cleaned, and a staggering 32.54 lakh square feet of office space has been reclaimed. What’s truly remarkable is that this has become a mass movement for cleanliness, with thousands of officials and citizens coming together to make it happen.

The success of the Special Campaign 3.0 is further emphasized by the fact that it has been reviewed by Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, and Secretaries to the Government of India, who have provided leadership and guidance in its implementation.

The commitment to cleanliness is not just lip service; field visits to central government offices in Mumbai were undertaken to ensure that the campaign’s objectives are met. These visits included prominent locations such as the Western Naval Command HQ, Textile Commissioner Officer, Addl. DGFT Office, GPO Mumbai, and CSMT Mumbai Railway Station.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the numbers: 1,47,757 Swachhata Campaign sites, 17,92,630 records management files reviewed (both physical files and e-Files), 32.54 lakh square feet of office space reclaimed, and a significant revenue of Rs 117.33 crore earned. These figures reflect a tangible transformation in the government’s working environment.

The campaign’s success is not limited to numbers alone. Several best practices have emerged during its second week. The Department of Posts added a creative touch to the Bengaluru Post Office with wall art. The Ministry of Culture unveiled a “Tree House” in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh. The Department of Telecommunications introduced an Independent Public Grievance Dashboard, while the Department of Land Resources organized lectures on health and wellbeing.

Moreover, the government’s commitment to public service is evident in the redressal of grievances. During the first two weeks of the campaign, an impressive 2,12,459 public grievances and appeals were addressed, and responses were provided to 1,403 references from Members of Parliament.

Dr. Jitendra Singh commended the reduction in pendency over the years through the adoption of Special Campaigns and called on all officials to maintain the momentum. The ultimate goal is to achieve 75% of the targets by the end of Week 3. The Special Campaign 3.0 will conclude on October 31st, 2023, with the beginning of the evaluation phase in the first week of November.

The Swachhata Special Campaign 3.0 is not just about cleaning up government offices; it’s a testimony to the government’s commitment to efficiency, cleanliness, and public service. The success of this campaign is not only reflected in the revenue generated but also in the positive transformation it has brought to government workspaces. As the campaign continues, it is inspiring a renewed sense of purpose and dedication among government officials and citizens alike, and it’s creating a cleaner, more effective, and responsive government for all.

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