Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017-18 SVP 2017-18 by MHRD

Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 – 18 SVP 2017-18 by MHRD. The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) was instituted in 2016 - 17 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India to recognize, inspire and celebrate excellence in sanitation and hygiene practice in Schools. The explicit purpose of the awards is to honour schools that have undertaken significant steps towards fulfilling the mandate of the Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign. SVP 2017 - 18 builds on experience and success of SVP 2016 - 17. Details of Guidelines, Eligibility, Method of Selection for Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 are given below. Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017-18 Google Play Store APP Download.

Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 – 18 SVP 2017-18 by MHRD

Who is eligible for the Awards? The awards will be open to (a) Government and aided schools; and (b) Private schools, in both rural and urban areas.
Selection Process for Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 – 18
The process for identifying and recognizing schools for awards is as below: 
  • I. Schools will register and submit information as per the prescribed format (Annexure 1) made available online (http://mhrd.gov.in → Swachh Vidyalaya → Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 - 18) or by downloading a mobile app, Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 - 18. The mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play Store. The registration of schools would be done with the U-DISE code of theschool.
  • II. The website/mobile app was customized to cater to different categories ofschools.
  • III. Schools are expected to provide accurate information as required in theformat. 
  • IV. The information in the format corresponds to the requirements in Swachh Vidyalaya guidelines. Annexure 2 provides the list of indicators categorised under (a) Water (b) Toilets (c) Handwashing with Soap (d) Operations and Maintenance and (e) Behavior Change and Capacity building. 
V. Maximum weightage assigned for each of the Sub-categories
Categories Indicators Maximum Score
Water (Q.1-8) Access to Safe and Reliable Drinking Water, Availability of Water for Use in Toilet
22
Toilet (Q. 9-18) Availability of Separate Functional Toilets for boys and girls, Availability of Separate Functional Urinals for boys and girls, Functional Toilet Facilities for Children With Special Needs, Teachers and Staff
28
Handwashing With Soap (Q. 19-24) Functional Handwashing Facilities for Use After Toilet, Functional Handwashing Facilities for Use Before Meals
20
Operations And Maintenance (Q. 25-31) Safe Disposal of Solid and Liquid Waste, Cleaning and Maintenance of School Environment
15
Behavior Change And Capacity Building (Q. 32-39) Hygiene Education in School Hygiene, Practices by students and cooks of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) / lunch
15
Total
100
  • VI. The performance of the schools against categories will be scored as per the method given in Annexure3. 
  • VII. On the basis of the scores obtained, the schools would be given a star rating as described in Table 2.

Categories of Awards 

The awards are categorized at the District level, State and National level 

(i) District Level Awards: Open to All Five Star, Four Star and Three Star Rated Schools 
Online (web/ mobile) applications received before the cut-off date will be screened by a District level Committee headed by the District Collector (or her/his appointee) and comprising of District Education officer, three eminent school teachers, Superintendent Engineer (Water supply / PHD), District Health Officer and two members from civil society organizations/NGOs. 

RURAL:
a) Three Elementary and Three Secondary schools having the highest overall score with rating not below Three Star will be selected for the District level Award (Total6) 
b) In addition, six schools (three elementary and three secondary) having the highest score in each of the Sub Categories with rating not below Five Star in the sub- category will be selected for sub-category wise awards at the district level (Total 30) 

URBAN
a) Two schools (one elementary and one secondary) having the highest overall score with rating not below Three Star will be selected for the District level Award (Total 2) 
b) In addition, two schools(one elementary and one secondary) having the highest score in each of the Sub Categories with rating not below Five Star in the sub-category will be selected for sub-category award at the district level (Total 10 ). 

The district level committee may get a physical verification of the nominated schools done by a team consisting of school teachers and students in the district. The verification would be done using a check list and by taking photographs.

Each of the selected schools with highest overall score (Total 8) and each of the schools having the highest score under each sub-category (Total 40) will be awarded with certificate of recognition at district level, provided that all the schools with an overall rating of Five Star would be awarded with a certificate of Recognition. 

(ii) State/UT Level Awards: 

  • Open for Five Star and Four Star Rated Schools 
  • Schools selected for District Level Awards with overall rating not less than Four Star will be considered for the State/UT Level Awards. In case the number of Schoolsin a district having Five Star Rating is more, all the schools having overall Five Star Rating will be considered for State/UT LevelAwards. 
  • These schools will be screened by a State/UT Level Committee headed by the State Education Secretary or her/his nominee and comprising of Director (Education), Director (Health), two eminent school heads (selected by the State Education Secretary), Chief Engineer (Water Supply & PHD), Director (Panchayati Raj), Director (Urban Local Bodies), representatives of Civil Society Organizations asmembers. 
  • Twenty Elementary and twenty Secondary schools having the maximum score and rating not less than Four Star from urban & rural areas (5 from urban and 15 fr Awards. 
  • The State/UT Level Committee may get a physical verification of the selected schools done by a team consisting of school teachers and students in the district. The verification would be done using a and taking photographs. 
  • A maximum of 40 schools selected Recognition.
  • The State may also decide to confer 
  • A maximum of twenty entries each considered forthe National Level Award.

(iii) National Level Awards: 

  • Open to only Five Star
  • A maximum of 100 Schools each at Elementary and Secondary Level will be awarded at the National Level with a ceiling of 30 urban and 70 rural area schools in each level.
  • A maximum of 40 schools selected for State / UT Level awards from each State or UT will be considered for National level Awards
  • 3 Best performing States will be recognized and awarded with a Certificate of Recognition based on the criteria who have secured most scores by their nominated schools qualified for Nation Level Awards
  • 100% Physical verification of the nominated schools will be done using a check list and by taking photographs
  • A National level committee headed by the Secretary (School Education & Literacy) and comprising Additional Secretary (School Education), Joint Secretary (Ministry of Drinking Water and Secretary (School Education), 3 experts in Schools/ Bilateral agencies/Civil Society Organizations (to be nominated by Secretary(School Education & Literacy) as members will decide the final awardees/
  • The best 100 Schools each at the Elementary and Secondary levels having the maximum socore will be given an award of Rs 50000 as additional School grand to be utilized as per the School Grant Guidelines for improving Sanitation and hygiene along with a certificate of Recognition.
  • In addition, Certificates of Recognition would be awarded to best participating Districts (Total 10) that will be judged on the basis of the number of schools participating in the National level awards
  • The Expenditure for the National Level Awards will be borne under SSA/RMSAprogrammes.

Stages and Timelines of the Awards Process

  • Submission of application : 1st September - 31st October, 2017
  • Selection for awards at the District Level and submission of the results to the State/UT Level : 1st November - 30th November, 2017
  • Selection for awards at the State/UT Level : 1st December – 31st December, 2017
  • Submission of State/UT Level results to MHRD for National Level selections by 7th January, 2018
  • Selection of school for National award : 31st March 2018.

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