The Centre has earned ₹500 crore by disposing of office scrap during the recently concluded cleanliness campaign. This is in addition to the ₹1,100 crore revenue that has been generated by disposing of office scrap during the campaigns conducted by the government from 2021 to 2023.
The third special campaign, which was conducted from October 2 to 31, 2023, generated revenue of ₹500 crore and freed 154 lakh square feet of space for effective office use. The campaign covered more than 2.53 lakh sites, as against 1.01 lakh sites in 2022.
Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh called the campaign India’s largest campaign for institutionalising cleanliness and reducing pendency in government offices. He said that the campaign has witnessed many best practices and milestones.
- Special Campaign 3.0: The Special Campaign 3.0 was a cleanliness and pendency reduction campaign launched by the Government of India in October 2023. The campaign covered more than 2.53 lakh government offices and institutions across the country.
- Swachhata: Swachhata is a Sanskrit word meaning “cleanliness.” It is a campaign launched by the Government of India in 2014 to promote cleanliness and hygiene in the country.
- Pendency: Pendency refers to the backlog of cases or work that is waiting to be processed or completed.
- The Special Campaign 3.0 has been successful in generating revenue by disposing of office scrap and freeing up space in government offices. This will help the government to improve the efficiency of its functioning and to reduce costs.
- The campaign has also helped to raise awareness of the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in government offices. This will help to create a more pleasant and productive work environment for government employees.
The Special Campaign 3.0 is a positive step taken by the Government of India to improve the cleanliness and efficiency of its offices. The campaign has been successful in generating revenue, freeing up space, and raising awareness of the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. It is hoped that the government will continue to implement such campaigns in the future.