Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What does director (canteens) under DoPT ask fellow bureaucrats to do on Swachh Bharat?

AS THE government's cleanliness drive titled Swachh Bharat Mission, launched on October 2, 2014, with lots of enthusiasm seems somewhat slowing down, fresh circulars are being issued among the Central government employees to step up the process, at least in their neighbourhood. Director (Canteens) who comes under the DoPT wrote on Tuesday to all…
Resident Welfare Associations and Resident Welfare Officers to launch cleanliness drives through programmes like voluntary participation of residents in cleaning (Shramdaan), ensuring disposal of garbage, awareness programmes etc. in their neighbourhoods.
The government has further indicated that the measures like cleanliness drive would be weighed in while giving grants-in aids. “…recognized RWAs (Resident Welfare Associations) frame Annual Action Plan for various activities. The achievement with reference to Annual Action Plan is required to be indicated by RWAs while applying for grants-in-aid. RWAs are requested to include cleanliness drive as one of the important targets in their Annual Action Plan and periodically inform DoPT about their achievements on this aspect,” said the letter signed by Pratima Tyagi, director (canteens).
It further requested the RWAs and resident welfare officers to “carry out cleanliness drives voluntarily and also in association/coordination with respective civil authorities”.

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