Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy, and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, is gearing up to launch the Special Campaign 3.0 with a significant focus on enhancing efficiency in government offices. The inauguration is scheduled to take place at the DARPG office in Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, New Delhi.
This launch event will be attended virtually by Nodal Officers responsible for Special Campaign 3.0 from various Ministries and Departments. Before the official inauguration, Dr. Jitendra Singh will visit the DARPG’s office in Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, New Delhi, to assess the preparations put in place to ensure the success of Special Campaign 3.0.
During the campaign period, from October 2nd to October 31st, 2023, an extensive review of various categories of pending matters will be undertaken across Ministries and Departments under Dr. Jitendra Singh’s purview. This review encompasses MP references, PMO References, Cabinet References, State Government References, Public Grievances, Easing of Rules/Processes, Files taken up for review, Cleanliness Campaign Sites Taken up, and Rules Identified for Easing, among other aspects.
“Simultaneously, the event will also witness the release of the monthly report for ‘Secretariat Reforms’ for August 2023 by Dr. Jitendra Singh. This report provides an overview of the efforts made by Ministries and Departments to reduce pending matters during August 2023, as part of the ongoing initiative ‘Increasing Efficiency in Decision Making’ within the Central Secretariat”.
Special Campaign 3.0, announced by the Government of India, runs from October 2nd to October 31st, 2023, with a strong emphasis on cleanliness and reducing pending matters in government offices. The campaign was initiated following directives from the Cabinet Secretary and guidelines issued by DARPG in August and September 2023. The preparatory phase commenced on September 14th, 2023, at the National Media Center, launched by Dr. Jitendra Prasad.
“In the preparatory phase, Ministries and Departments updated their targets on the Special Campaign 3.0 portal, identifying more than 1.6 lakh sites for cleanliness efforts, and reviewing 20.20 lakh physical files, and 2.27 lakh e-files. Additionally, around 3300 pending references from MPs, 800 Parliamentary Assurances, 60 IMC references, 340 State Government references, and 550 PMO references were earmarked for disposal during the implementation phase. Ministries and Departments have also identified approximately 1.87 lakh public grievances for redressal during this period”.
The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances will serve as the Nodal Department for implementing Special Campaign 3.0. The implementation phase of the campaign, beginning with its launch by the Hon’ble Minister, allows Ministries and Departments to regularly upload data on their achievements on the campaign portal. This portal will remain accessible until October 31, 2023, enabling Ministries and Departments to clear pending matters and make concerted efforts to achieve the targets set during the preparatory phase across monitored parameters.