New Delhi: In a bid to improve working environment, the government of India has launched a 15-day special ‘Swachh Office Drive’ for ensuring cleanliness at all Government offices across the country. This mega drive is an intensive thematic campaign under Swachh Bharat Mission.
Under Swachh Office Drive, the government of India issued Swachh Office Manual incorporating Standard Office Procedures to all the central ministries and State Governments to ensure sanitation. Norms suggested therein include ensuring water supply @ 45 litres per head per day, one toilet for every 25 persons, urinals to be provided based on employee strength, removal of stains every week, checking electrical fittings twice a week, acid cleaning and scrubbing of toilets daily, schedule of inspections, etc.
Swachh Office Manual enables self-assessment framework for improving Swachh Office Ratings, identification of gaps in sanitation infrastructure for correctional interventions.
Launching the drive yesterday in New Delhi, Minister of Urban Development Mr M.Venkaiah Naidu planted a Neem sapling at Nirman Bhawan and inspected the building for about an hour for an on the spot assessment of sanitation.