Discontinuing use of sealing wax by the Department of Posts is amongst over 300 best practices throughout the month-long cleanliness campaign concluded recently, the federal government said on Friday.
Two initiatives of Ministry of Railways in Bengaluru railway station to create a “plastic Rakshasa” sculpture from discarded plastic bottles and a recent rail coach restaurant at Guntur railway station are also among the many list of the perfect practices.
“Department of Posts has decided to discontinue use of sealing wax and replace that with recyclable seal,” the Personnel Ministry said in a report on “outcomes and best practices” of India’s largest cleanliness campaign conducted from October 2 to thirty first at 99,633 sites across the country.
Over 300 best practices in conducting the special campaign 2.0 as a citizen centric movement, to bring residents and government closer and create an aesthetically nice work environment were reported by central government ministries/ departments, it said within the report shared on Friday .
The federal government cited an initiative of the Department of Posts in opening a parcel cafe at Kolkata General Post office (GPO) by refurbishing old furniture for enhancing customer experience and the one by Ministry of Tribal Affairs in making a Jarwa tribe hut in Port Blair which shows their way of eco-friendly cultural values towards cleanliness.
The initiative of Central Board of Indirect Taxes for progressive use of office corridor enhancement using the theme of “Aranya” at Latest Customs House here, operationalisation of 430 Aaykar Seva Kendras (ASK centres) in multiple locations across for redressal of public grievances by the Central Board of Direct Taxes are also among the many list.
It said “the initiative of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in geo-tagging of files and the “initiative of Border Roads Organization in constructing roads using plastic waste” are also amongst the perfect practices throughout the campaign period.
During a press conference organised here to temporary media individuals on the outcomes and best practices of the campaign, Union Minister of State of Personnel Jitendra Singh said it was highly successful in realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for institutionalising ‘Swachhata’ and minimising pendency.
He said Rs 364.53 crore was earned from scrap disposal and over 88.05 lakh square feet of space was freed throughout the campaign. “It was India’s largest office cleanliness campaign. It brought behavioural change in people concerned. Though, the campaign has officially been over however the cleanliness work will carry on,” the minister told PTI.
(With PTI inputs)