Mumbai, Mar 30: Reserve Bank Of India's office in Mumbai Central and Passport office in suburban Malad have been declared as the "cleanest and most hygienic" government offices in the city, a civic official said here today.
The Post Office and MTNL's offices in Andheri have been found to be at the bottom of the cleanliness index, the official added. Following the guidelines from the Union Urban Development Ministry, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had launched a fortnight-long special thematic drive to reinforce and consolidate the strides made under the Swachh Bharat Mission in maintaining cleanliness in government offices and buildings in the city.
Announcing the result of the survey, BMC Additional Commissioner, Pallavi Darade said, "We are very happy to inform that Reserve Bank Of India's office situated at Anand Rao Nair Service Road in Mumbai Central (E) and Passport Office at Malad (E) have been found to be the most clean and hygienic government offices."
Describing the methodology of the survey, Darade said BMC randomly selected five government offices in each of BMC's 24 wards and subsequently sent a team along with the members of Quality Council of India. They conducted the 'Swachh Survekshan' survey, wherein sanitation and hygiene of urban regions in India will now be reviewed and cities would be ranked on that basis.
"The parameters of declaring hygienically good offices were defined by the Union Ministry," she said. Earlier, the civic administration had urged heads of government establishments to take necessary measures to spruce up their premises in the backdrop of the ongoing cleanliness drive across the country.
Highlighting the parameters set by the Union Urban Development Ministry, she said, "During our survey, we monitored the functioning positions of urinals and toilets, dustbins, availability of the hand wash basins, stain-free corridors, raw articles scattered on the premises and ranked the establishments."
The official also that it was important that the head office of the civic body was also found in the top list of most clean and hygienic establishments. Replying to a query, she said that we are now going to launch the same thematic drive into the civic hospitals where, there is a lot of scope to improve the hygiene condition.