Army de­stroys old files un­der clean­li­ness drive

The Sunday Guardian - - Nation -

Thou­sands of old, un­clas­si­fied files, CDs, and other ma­te­rial have been de­stroyed by dif­fer­ent de­part­ments of the Army as a part of its clean­li­ness mis­sion, sources said.

The ex­er­cise un­der the newly launched “Swach­hta Hi Sewa Hai” mis­sion saw heaps of re­dun­dant ma­te­rial be­ing de­stroyed. The Mil­i­tary In­tel­li­gence wing, at its South Block of­fice alone de­stroyed around 3,000 CDs, 850 video cas­settes, 32 com­put­ers and large num­ber of other doc­u­ments. As per sources, the dis­posed of items weighed around 3,500 kg. The source added that de­stroy­ing of old items which are not of use any longer is a rou­tine ex­er­cise, but the “Swach­hta Hi Sewa Hai” mis­sion launched on Friday gave it a big­ger push.

Fol­low­ing Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s ap­peal to make clean­li­ness a peo­ple’s move­ment, the De­fence Min­istry came up with the ac­tion plan for over­all clean­li­ness drive. The cam­paign started on Friday and will run till 2 Oc­to­ber. De­fence Sec­re­tary San­jay Mi­tra on Friday ad­min­is­tered Swach­hta Sha­p­ath (clean­li­ness oath) to of­fi­cers and staff of the De­fence Min­istry. Dur­ing the 18-day cam­paign areas in and out­side South Block and Sena Bhawan will be cleaned.

It would in­clude ar­range­ment of dust­bins at prom­i­nent places for seg­re­gat­ing waste; dis­card­ing of old junks; clean­ing of park­ing lots, cor­ri­dors, stair­cases, and lifts in both the build­ings. With Yogi Adityanath at the helm of the state, the Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 is bound to be big­ger, bet­ter and dif­fer­ent. The Chief Min­is­ter, known for his pen­chant for all things re­li­gious, has al­ready started mak­ing sure that the 2019 event ends up as “his­toric and unique”.

The CM has not only al­lo­cated an ad­di­tional Rs 510 crore for the Kumbh prepa­ra­tions, but has also made a series of vis­its to Al­la­habad and held meet­ings in Luc-

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