The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched on October 2, 2014. As part of this Abhiyan, the Ministry of Home Affairs stepped up its activities in a week-long cleanliness drive from 22nd to 26th June, 2015. During this week, teams were formed for a thorough cleaning of each and every room. The cleanliness activities were closely monitored. The Divisional Heads have visited the sections under their control to ensure the focussed attention to upkeep and cleanliness. All the Section Officers have undertaken the special drive to carefully weed out/ record old files/ records strictly in accordance with the rules of record management. A number of unwanted papers/ stores were removed which were piled up in sections/rooms.
Some of the important activities taken up during this week include upkeep and cleaning of common areas, toilets, stairs, lifts, etc, upkeep and cleaning of the areas outside the office including parking lots, gardens, pathways, etc. The activities like removing Malba lying at various places in and around North Block, Jaisalmer House and NDCC-II Building were also taken up. Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have also been advised to consider initiating competition among different Police Stations/ Units of CAPFs to increase the participation in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and to reward better performing ones.
Well before the week-long drive, on 19.06.2015 the Secretary (Border Management) in the Ministry of Home Affairs held a meeting of officers from MHA, Delhi Police, Delhi Government, CPWD, CAPFs etc. to plan the activities to be taken up in their offices.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been a continuous process in MHA. The active participation of all its officials towards cleanliness is making the MHA clean and tidy. MHA is committed to sustaining the momentum of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.