New Delhi: Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, conducted a comprehensive review of the accomplishments during the first week of Special Campaign 3.0. The campaign, active in all Government offices across India from October 2 to October 7, 2023, has made significant strides in promoting cleanliness and reducing pendency, read the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions press release. The campaign has garnered massive participation from various Ministries/Departments and their field offices, reflecting a national commitment to enhancing public services.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh emphasized the importance of a saturation approach, urging Ministries/Departments to expand the campaign’s reach to cover all outstation offices, defence establishments, and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) across the country, read the press release.
Special Campaign 3.0, in its first week, witnessed widespread engagement with over 42,000 sites covered, and an impressive 4,000 tweets from various Ministries/Departments highlighting the campaign’s progress in field offices, PSUs, Defense Establishments, Missions, and posts.
The collective efforts of officials and citizens alike have ignited a mass movement dedicated to cleanliness within Government offices.
Several Ministries/Departments, including the Department of Posts, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Department of School Education and Literacy, Department of Military Affairs, and Department of Fertilizers, have actively participated in the campaign, conducting cleanliness activities at numerous sites, read the press release.
A dedicated portal (https://scdpm.nic.in/) monitors the progress of Special Campaign 3.0 daily, and regular review meetings are conducted under the guidance of the Secretary of the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG).
Achievements of Special Campaign 3.0 (Week 1 – October 2-7, 2023)- Swachhata Campaign Sites: 42,072, Records Management Files Reviewed (Physical and e-Files): 7,70,448, Public Grievances and Appeals Redressed: 66,6410, Revenue Earned (in crore rupees): Rs 28.23, Space Freed (lakh square feet): 7.75, MP’s References: 743, read the release.
Several best practices have emerged during the first week of Special Campaign 3.0 across various Ministries/Departments, including the launch of the Intelligent Grievance Monitoring System (IGMS) 2.0 by Singh, recycling initiatives, vertical gardens, and participation in Swachhata campaigns by students.
Mr Singh commended the remarkable reduction in pendency achieved through the adoption of Special Campaigns over the years.
He called on all officials to maintain the campaign’s momentum, with the goal of achieving 50 per cent of the targets by the end of Week 2.
Special Campaign 3.0 is set to conclude on October 31, with the commencement of the Evaluation phase in the first week of November.
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