Engaging of Sanitary workers in the Government Schools /Junior Colleges Honorarium from the Ammavodi funds Guidelines

Engaging of Sanitary workers in the Government Schools /Junior Colleges Honorarium from the Ammavodi funds Guidelines

G.O.MS.No. 22   Dated: 12-03-2021


In the reference read above, the Director, MDM & School Sanitation, AP., has submitted that, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has setup the Toilet Maintenance Fund (TMF) for maintaining cleanliness of the Toilets, Urinals, dress change room, wash basins and other associated items of the toilet complexes in all the Government schools and all the  Government Junior Colleges in Rural and Urban areas. The creation of  TMF is a revolutionary concept and first of its kind in India and probably the largest fund created exclusively for maintenance of toilets in Government schools/ Junior Colleges. The vision of creating the TMF is as follows.

“The professional and scientific maintenance of the toilets and school/college premises in all Government and Government aided schools/colleges through optimal utilization of financial and  human resources and through School/College Committees participation in order to provide the best hygienic conditions to the students to promote their health & self-esteem and thereby contribute to the improved learning outcomes”.

  1. The Director, MDM & School Sanitation has therefore submitted the proposal together with guidelines for engaging Sanitary workers in the Government Schools / Government Junior Colleges towards maintenance of toilets in the Schools and Junior Colleges duly meeting the Honorarium from the Ammavodi funds donated by the Unique mothers with a request to issue necessary orders for effective implementation of the toilets under Toilet Maintenance Fund in the
  2. Government, after careful examination, hereby accept the above proposal of the Director, MDM for engaging Sanitary workers in the Government Schools / Government Junior Colleges towards maintenance of toilets in the Schools and Junior Colleges duly meeting the Honorarium from  the   Ammavodi  funds   donated   by   the   Unique   mothers.   The Guidelinesin this regard are annexed appended to this G.O.

Guidelines for  Engaging of Sanitary workers in the Government Schools / Government Junior Colleges

  • The Parents, through the parents committee/ College Development Committee, will play a major and active role in maintaining toilets in Government schools and all Government Junior Colleges under TMF. The other stake holders include the Headmasters/ Principals, the designated teachers / Lecturers, Educational Assistants in the Gram & ward Sachivalayam, Students, officials of the Education department and other relevant
  • In all Government Schools and all Government Junior colleges, toilet care taker here after called as Ayah shall be positioned for the purpose of cleaning and up-keeping the toilets clean and to set
  • The parents Committees/ College Development Committees (CDC) will engage Aaya for toilet cleaning based on the students strength, as follows:
i. Upto 300 students 1 Aaya
ii. 301 to 600 students 2 Aayas
iii. 601 to 900 students 3 Aayas
iv. More than 900 4 Aayas
v No Aaya shall be positioned if there are no toilets in the school. Once toilets are constructed, Aaya shall be positioned  

1.  Eligibility criteria for the engagement of Ayaas;

i. The Ayas shall be woman and the resident of local habitation in rural areas and the resident within ward in case of urban areas (Municipal corporations and Municipalities). In case of boy’s toilets in Jr. Colleges,  male sanitary worker may be engaged by CDC.
ii. Preference shall be given to SC/ST/BC/Minorities
iii. She shall be preferably one of the mothers of the students studying in the School
iv. She shall be in the age group of 21-50 years
v. Existing /working Aayas shall continue with the approval

of Parents committee/CDC, if the existing Aaya is less than 60 years age. (However, they also enter into MoU

  1. Further, It is to be noted that, the Aayas shall be engaged for rendering their service by the parents committee/ CDC only and they are not engaged by either the Government or the Schools. The Aayas are engaged by the parents committee/ College Development Committee for maintaining the toilets for the welfare of the students of the parents in the respective schools/ Jr Colleges. The parents committee/ College Development Committee may give the honorarium of Rs.6000/- in both rural and urban areas. The Honorarium may be paid full for 10 months and may be paid half for two months during vacation. The Aayas shall clean the toilets once in a day during the vacation
  2. The Parents committee/ CDC will engage the Aayas for a period of12 months initially and the parents committee/ CDC may extend the services of the Aaya on mutual consent and on the basis of performance of the Aaya. The parents committee may enter an MoU with Aaya.
  3. Parents Committee / CDC can terminate the Aaya based on the reasons like non-performance, conduct Issues etc. with one-month advance notice. The resolution with reasons should be recorded in the Parents Committees / CDC minutes book. Parents committee/ CDC shall constitute the Toilet maintenance committee to select Ayas as per the Eligibility criteria prescribed above in a transparent manner and to monitor the toilet maintenance with the following members.  The Committee shall meet once in a fortnight and review the toilets maintenance.
i. Head Master / Principal Convenor
ii. Three PC members (Chair-person, two active members) members
iii. Engg.      Asst      from      Grama/Ward


iv. Educational   asst   from                   Grama/Ward Sachivalayam members
v. One designated teacher/ Lecturer member
vi. One female teacher member
vii. One senior Girl student member
viii. One senior boy student member
  1. The cleaning Tools and cleaning material will be supplied by the Department from the TMF: These materials will be procured by the office of Director, Mid-Day Meal & School Sanitation, through e-procurement by calling tenders to maintain uniform quality and to invite reputed national level companies. The materials will be delivered at the Mandal points and the MEOs/ RIOS shall facilitate the delivery of the material to the school points. The state level tender committee for procurement of material shall comprise the following members:
i Principal       Secretary,                  School Education Chairperson
ii Director,   Mid-Day   Meal   &   SS-


iii Advisor (Infra to the Government, School Education) Member
iv Director, School Education Member
v Commissioner,                              Intermediate Education Member
vi Director/Commissioner              – Industries or his representative Member
vii State  Project  Director,          Samagra Siksha Member
viii Managing Director, APEWIDC Member
ix ENC,  RWS & S Member
x Managing Director Swach Andhra corporation Member
xi Regional      Head      –      Sulabh International Special Invitee


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