DoPT installs Sanitary Napkin Coin-Vending & disposal machines

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Under the ongoing “Swachhata Hi Seva” (SHS) campaign, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has installed Sanitary Napkin Vending and Disposal machines in the three ladies washrooms of DoPT area of North Block. This is as per the action plan of the Department for the ongoing SHS initiated by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation. 

All the three vending machines are having the feature of putting a five rupee coin/different denominations for getting a napkin which will be operated on “no profit and no loss” basis. Besides, the disposal machines are having the feature to dispose of the used napkins in an environment friendly manner. Smt. K. Kipgen, Joint Secretary and Smt. G. Jayanthi, Joint Secretary, DoPT inaugurated the Napkin Vending Machine and Napkin Disposal Machine respectively at the first floor of ladies washroom. Smt. Manjula Juneja, Under Secretary, DoPT and a large number of women employees were present on this occasion. Such machines would also be installed very soon in two other buildings of this Department i.e. Lok Nayak Bhawan and old JNU Campus. 

The women employees present on this occasion thanked the Department for taking a good step which concerns the health and hygiene of a women employee which is a part of ‘Swachhata’. They also hope that the other Departments of Govt. of India will follow the same. 

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