New Delhi: In a bid to spruce up the sedentary lifestyle of babus and to foster risk taking habits among them, Modi government now wants babus to take up adventure sports like rock-climbing, trekking, paragliding, rafting and snorkelling.
According to Economic times, the government will introduce two new schemes drawn up by the PM-headed Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for promotion of adventure sports and physical fitness amongst central government employees
The government will also set up gymnasiums costing Rs 10 lakh in each of its central department as it believes "healthy employees are happy employees, the report said.
Centre's latest decision has come in the wake of alarming situation of stress and impact of sedentary life on government servants as several studies suggest.
"Constant work stress and frustration can lower productivity, so giving employees a convenient means through fitness programmes can result in decreased absenteeism and reduced usage of sick leave," the scheme reads.
"The workload of government servants has increased manifold. Their sedentary behaviour can have many detrimental effects," the scheme document on gymnasiums says.