New Delhi: The Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) is actively participating in the Special Campaign 3.0, a government-driven initiative, aimed at promoting cleanliness and elevating workplace experiences across various government entities. The department, along with its attached offices and autonomous bodies, is actively engaged in this campaign, aligning with the government’s vision for a cleaner and more efficient workplace, read the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare press release.
DARE, which encompasses several key organizations such as the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), and three Central Agricultural Universities (CAUs) along with their colleges, is conducting the Special Campaign throughout the country.
The preparatory phase for the campaign commenced on September 15, during which specific targets were identified across various categories, and sites for cleaning were selected, read the press release.
The campaign’s primary focus includes improving record management, optimizing space utilization through the removal of physical files, creating awareness about Swachhata (cleanliness) in rural areas among farmers, and enhancing the overall workplace experience in offices and premises.
In an impressive display of efficiency, the Department has identified 19,843 physical files and 4,717 electronic files for review during Special Campaign 3.0. Among these, 6,279 physical files have been reviewed, and 4,171 physical files have been weeded out.
In the electronic realm, 4,717 files have undergone review, and 1,465 have been earmarked for closure, read the press release.
Furthermore, the campaign is also focusing on the “Special Campaign on Swachhata” taking place from October 2nd to October 31, with a target of 3,326 campaigns.
As of now, 690 ‘Swachhata Campaigns’ have already been conducted. Notably, these efforts have resulted in freeing up approximately 34,886 square feet of space and generating revenue amounting to Rs 10,35,731, read the press release.
The department’s Secretary, DARE, has set an ambitious target for the concerned officers–to bring all pending tasks to ‘zero’ by October 31, read the release.
He encouraged officers to dedicate their best efforts to achieve the campaign’s targets and maintain the momentum in this cleanliness and efficiency drive.
The Special Campaign will continue until October 31, with an unwavering commitment to enhancing the workplace experience, promoting cleanliness, and achieving set goals.
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