Union home minister Rajnath Singh has put the Delhi police on notice by asking it to ensure cleanliness in all its offices. The minister has told the Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi that he should monitor the cleanliness drive and a week later he will conduct surprise checks to see the situation on the ground.
Home minister’s direction came days after Prime Minister Modi launched the "Swachh Bharat" initiative to promote cleanliness in the country.
"The Home Minister has asked Delhi Police Commissioner to monitor cleanliness drive in police buildings and other premises and ensure that they are kept neat. He (Singh) may undertake a surprise visit at some chosen locations of the department after a week," a senior Home Ministry official said.
The official said Singh has asked Commissioner BS Bassi to oversee that the aim of the "Swachh Bharat" mission is achieved by Delhi Police, which has a large public interface by the virtue of its duties.
On October 2, when Swachh Bharat was launched, Modi while going to Vlamiki colony to wield broom, had paid a surprise visit to the Mandir Marg police station to check how clean the premises were and even swept the litter spread around in the parking area.