Now, toilets in all government offices and buildings in the city would be ranked according to their level of cleanliness. As per the directions of the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), a survey is being carried out by a team of officials fromChandigarh administration and the civic body at all government buildings including schools and hospitals.
The officials who have the most well-maintained toilet would be awarded after the survey ends on March 22. The criteria for the award would be proper water supply, neatness, proper bolts and a criteria for the award would be proper water supply, neatness, proper bolts and a separate enclosure for men and women.
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Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand said, “ The basic idea behind the competition is to promote cleanliness in the toilets in all the government buildings as daily, hundreds of people visit them. Competing amongst each other will give everybody a spirit to ensure cleanliness of their toilets.”
Just a month back, in the “Swacch Survekshan” — clean cities survey, carried out by Ministry of Urban Development, Chandigarh had ranked the second cleanest in the country. However, the conditions of public toilets were still dilapidated.
The MoUD has directed to hold this competition in all the cities. The condition of public toilets in schools is very bad. On the first day of his joining, even UT adviser Parimal Rai had made it a point to direct the officers that he would be having a special focus on the toilets for children in govt schools.
Also, in a study carried out by PGI last year, it was pointed out how the UT schools lacked toilets for girls and boys.
Out of the total 25 schools studied, only 56 per cent schools had sufficient number of toilets for boys and 60 per cent schools had sufficient number of toilets for the girls.