Efforts towards cleanliness in PMO, under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Published By : Admin | March 15, 2016 | 18:00 IST
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The Prime Minister’s Office today completed a special cleanliness drive under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan spanning over the fortnight. The drive has resulted in the weeding out of over 10,000 files, and the transfer of 1000 files of important archival value, to the National Archives of India.

The voluntary and participative effort by officers and staff of the PMO, under the guidance of Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Shri Nripendra Misra, also resulted in the cleaning and beautification of lawns at the western entrance of PMO, removal of scrap and dismantled material, and disposal of e-waste.

On taking over as Prime Minister in May 2014, Shri Narendra Modi had inspected the PMO, and called for maintaining cleanliness, which in turn would raise productivity. This is the third such major drive, after Shri Narendra Modi took charge.

Following the direction of the Prime Minister, several productivity and cleanliness related initiatives have been undertaken, including standardization of the processing of receipts and files. The processing of physical petitions and online petitions has been segregated and an “Electronic Mail Management System” has been introduced resulting in reduction of time in the processing of public petitions from one month to one day. Further, on line VVIP letter Monitoring System (VLMS), Meeting Management System and Dash Board System have been introduced, which increased the efficiency of the system and decreased the time consumed in the process considerably.

Over the period since May 2014, more than one lakh files have been weeded out. As a result two record rooms became available for alternative use. Auction of old unused items also resulted in freeing two rooms. New workstations have been installed as part of progressive standardisation of work environment.

These efforts helped to free 1800 square feet of office space within the PMO premises at South Block. This space now accommodates around 50 officials of Public Wing of the PMO, which earlier functioned from Rail Bhawan, due to space constraints at South Block.

Thus the effects of drive for cleanliness and system improvement inspired by the ideals of the Prime Minister are clearly visible.

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“Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments”
“Experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind”
“Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that”
“In today's era when technology’s influence is all pervasive, there should be technology and IT revolution in the field of music also”
“Today we are regenerating our centers of art and culture like Kashi”

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to Pandit Jasraj on the occasion of the Jayanti of the doyen of Indian Classical Music. The Prime Minister talked of the personification of immortal energy of music by Pandit Jasraj and lauded Durga Jasraj and Pandit Shaarang Dev for keeping alive the glorious legacy of the maestro. The Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of the Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister touched upon the vast knowledge imparted by the sages of Indian music tradition. Shri Modi said that the strength to feel the cosmic energy and ability to see music in the flow of universe is what makes Indian Classical music tradition so exceptional. “Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister praised Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation for their goal of preserving India’s rich heritage of art and culture. He asked the Foundation to focus on two key aspects of this age of technology. Firstly, he said that Indian Music should create its identity in this age of globalisation. He said that the experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind. “Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that”, he said.

Secondly, the Prime Minister said that in today's era when technology’s influence is all pervasive, there should be technology and IT revolution in the field of music also. He called for startups dedicated solely to music, based on Indian instruments and traditions.

He also dwelled on recent efforts to regenerate the centres of culture and art like Kashi. The Prime Minister said that India has shown the way to a secured future to the world through its faith in environment preservation and love for nature. “In this Indian journey of development along with heritage, ‘Sabka Prayas’ should be included”, he concluded.