The Central government and public sector unit employees, for the first time ever, will have to compulsorily mark their attendance on Gandhi Jayanthi by undertaking a “Swachhata Shapath [cleanliness pledge]” on October 2, a national holiday.
As part of the week-long cleanliness and awareness drive beginning Thursday, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has issued orders to all the Central Secretaries, seeking their participation in the campaign.
“The text of the pledge is being prepared. On October 2, all the officials in the government and public sector units would be required to take the pledge of cleanliness,” said an official, adding that surprise checks may also be conducted to ensure effective implementation.
Swacchata Shapath will culminate weeklong awareness drive starting Thursday