NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked all ministries and Central departments to file ‘daily reports’ on Swachh Bharat campaign till its scheduled culmination in October, 2019.
The report to the PMO will include the list of activities undertaken by the ministry concerned, with respect to the cleanliness drive, at the Central, state and field level. These details need to be reported by 1 pm everyday to the Secretary of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DWS), who has been nominated the Mission Coordinator.
“The PMO has asked for daily reports from all the ministries starting from today,” Pankaj Jain, Secretary, the Ministry of DWS wrote in his letter dated September 26, 2014.
A Joint Secretary-level officer in the DWS Ministry will supervise the daily reports coming in from various ministries with the help of a Director-level officer, who will compile the reports throughout the campaign period.
The Ministry of DWS will also coordinate with state governments and Union Territories (UTs).
The PMO, in a letter dated September 23, has conveyed that the DWS may seek the assistance of the Cabinet Secretariat in rolling out the mission in the coming years.
The ministries have already been told to chalk out a programme for the intensive campaign involving all at the headquarters, regional, zonal, field offices, attached and autonomous offices.
The focus of these activities is to bring about a behavioural change to ensure neat and clean offices.
Meanwhile, senior officials in the various ministries have been asked to conduct surprise checks on subordinate offices for making sure that is being carried out on a daily basis.
Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Thursday carried out checks at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ offices in NDCC building and Jaisalmer House.