Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) action plan for Pensioners Associations

Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) action plan for Pensioners Associations
No.55/10/2016-P&PW (C)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel, P.G.and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 9th May, 2015
The Secretary/President
All Identified Pensioners Associations
(As per enclosed list)

Subject: Swachh Bharat Pakhwada (May 16-31, 2016) action plan for Pensioners Associations.

As you are aware Government of India has launched swachh bharat Mission to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by 2nd October, 2019. It has, therefore, been desired that each Ministry, based on the Ministry’s areas of responsibility, draw out and implement at least a fortnight long action plan every year to bring into focus, its contribution towards Swachh Bharat Mission and also to carry out substantive work related to Swachhta.
2. As a step towards this direction, this department has prepared an action plan, to involve pensioners associations identified under pensioners portal in this mission, with special reference to “Swachh Bharat Pakhwada” being observed during May 16-31, 2016. Under the proposed action plan, pensioners Associations are expected to:-
(i) Organize a mass pledge by members of Pensioners Associations (Copy enclosed)
(ii) Sensitize their members on cleanliness in their neighborhood.
3. In view of above you are requested to observe the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada during May 16-31,2016 by organizing the above activities by involving members of your pensioners associations.
4. You are also requested to take photographs of activities undertaken by you during the pakhwada and send the same along with a report on the activities undertaken by your association, immediately after duration of the pakhwada, for uploading the same on pensioners portal website.
your faithfully
(Seema Gupta)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Swachhta pledge
Mahatma Gandhi had dreamed of an India which was not only free but also free clean and developed.
Mahatma Gandhi secured freedom for Mother India.
Now it is our duty to serve mother india by keeping the country neat and clean
I take this pledge that I will remain committed towards cleanliness and devote time for this.
I will devote 100 hours per year that is two hours per week to voluntary work for cleanliness.
I will neither litter not let others to litter.
I will initiate the quest for cleanliness with myself, my family my locality, my village and workplace.
I believe that the countries of the world tha appear clean are so because their citizens don’t indulge in littering nor do they allow to happen.
with this firm belief. I will propagate the message of swachh bharat mission in villages and towns.
I will encourage 100 other person to take this pledge which I am taking today.
I will endeavour to make them devote their 100 hours of cleanliness.
I am confident that every step I take towards cleanliness will help make my country clean.
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare


(For Central Government Pensioners)
Dear Pensionerss,
As you are aware, Swachh Bharat Mission has been launched to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by 2nd October, 2019. It is a key initiative to improve health and cleanliness in the nation. In order to succeed, it has to become a people’s movement by ensuring sustainable change in the behavior of citizens.
It is, therefore, important that all efforts are made to mobilize people’s participation and to ensure that the Mission truly becomes a citizens movement.
Central Government Pensioners, are a very significant constituent of society in view of their numbers, geographical spread and important position in society. You can make a great contribution and impact society in various ways. It is suggested that various activities relating to swachhta such as cleaning of surroudings, organizing workshops, cleanliness drives etc be organized award functions etc in Associations, social clubs, resident welfare associations may be organized. you may also continuously and specially between 16-31 May, 2016 sensitize people around you on cleanliness in the neighborhood.
Join hands with the Government in this noble Mission and continue to contribute to the well being of the Nation and society!
We would love to get a feedback from you along with photographs where possible.
Source: Pensioners Portal