In order to keep government offices in Punjab clean, officials were on Monday told to do away with all obsolete records of different departments.
Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal in a meeting on Monday reviewed the measures to be taken to ensure cleanliness in government offices.
He directed officials to do away with all obsolete records gathering dust in almirahs of record sections of various departments in the secretariat, an official spokesman said here.
The meeting was organised to implement 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in all offices of Punjab Civil Secretariat and send the message to all government offices in the state, the spokesman said.
Kaushal issued instructions to all departments for weeding out old records as per the existing manual of instructions and introduce a scientific method of record keeping.
Dangling and loose electric wires despite renovation of various floors still exist as an eye sore, he noted while directing the general administration department to take corrective measures immediately, the spokesman said.
He said loose electric wires were the main cause of fire and it was imperative for all offices to get their electrical switches and fittings repaired at the earliest.
Old obsolete files, broken furniture and dumps of waste building materials in various corners should be taken care of immediately, he added.
Kaushal also directed the general administration department to clear all entry and exit routes blocked by broken furnitures and clean up window panes and record shelves, the spokesman.