The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) was instituted in 2016 - 17 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Educaton and Literacy, Government of India to recognize, inspire and celebrate excellence in sanitation and hygiene prac ce in Schools. The explicit purpose of the awards is to honour schools that have undertaken significant steps towards fulfilling themandate of the Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign. SVP 2016 - 17 received over whelming response with over 2.5 lakh schools from 35 States and UTs submtting the entries. SVP 2017 - 18 builds on the experience and success of SVP 2016 - 17.
The awards will be open to (a) Government and aided schools; and (b) Private schools, in both rural and urban areas.
Methodology for Selection of Schools for the Awards
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 (→Swachh Vidyalaya http://mhrd.gov.in→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 or apple istore. The registration of schools would be done with the U-DISE code of the school.
II. The website/mobile app was customized to cater to different categories of schools.
III. Schools are expected to provide accurate information as required in the format.
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. Maximumweightage assigned for each of the Sub-categories is given in Table 1:
Table 1: Weightage Assigned to Swachh Vidyalaya Sub-categories
Sub-Categories Maximum Score
Handwashing With Soap 20
Operations And Maintenance 15
Behavior Change And Capacity Building 15
VI. The performance of the schools against categories will be scored as per the method given in Annexure 3.
VII. On the basis of the scores obtained, the schools would be given a star rating as described in
Table 2: Weightage Assigned to Swachh Vidyalaya Sub-categories
Score Star Rating Remarks
90% - 100% of the Norms ***** Excellent Keep it up
75%- 89% adherence to the Norms **** Very Good
51% - 74% adherence to the Norms *** Good, but there is a scope for improvement
35%- 50% adherence to norms ** Fair, Needs Improvement
Below 35% adherence to the Norms * Poor : Needs considerable Improvement
* Each school should score a minimum of Two Star ra ng in each of the Sub-categories in order to be eligible for any award.
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 fromcivil society organiza ons/NGOs.
a) Three elementary and three secondary schools having the highest overall score with ra ng not below
Three Star will be selected for the District level Award (Total 6)
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)
a) Two schools (one elementary and one secondary) having the highest overall score with ra ng not below
Three Star will be selected for the District levelAward (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 committeemay get a physical verifica on of the nominated schools done by a team consisting of school teachers and students in the district. The verifica on 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 ra ng of Five Starwould 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 Schools in 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 (Panchayat Raj), Director (Urban Local Bodies), representatives of Civil Society Organiza ons asmembers.
• Twenty Elementary and twenty Secondary schools having themaximum score and rating not less than Four Star fromurban&rural areas (5 fromurban and 15 fromrural ) will be selected for State/UT LevelAwards.
• 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 check list and taking photographs.
• A maximum of 40 schools selected at State/UT level from each State/UT will be awarded with a Certificate of Recognition.
• The State may also decide to confer these schools with additional grants/funds for incentivizing them.
• A maximum of twenty entries each at Elementary and Secondary level from each State/UT would be considered for the National Level Award.
(iii) National Level Awards: Open to only Five Star rated schools
• 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 areas schools in each level)
• Amaximum of 40 schools selected for State/UT Level Awards with rating of five stars fromeach State/UT will be considered forNational LevelAwards.
• 3 best performing States will be recognized and awarded with a Certificate of Recognition based on the scores secured by their nominated schools qualified forNa onal 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 of Additional Secretary (School Education), Joint Secretary (Ministry of DrinkingWater and Sanitation), Joint Secretary (School Education), 3 experts in Schools/ Bilateral agencies/Civil Society Organizations (to be nominated by Secretary(School Education&Literacy) asmembers will decide the final awardees.
• The best 100 schools each at the Elementary and Secondary levels having the maximum score will be given an award of Rs. 50,000/- as additional School Grant to be utilised as per the School Grant Guidelines for improving
Sanitation and hygiene along with a Certificate of Recognition.
• In addi on, Certificates of Recognition would be awarded to best participating Districts (Total 10) that will be judged on the basis of the percentage of schools participating in the National level awards.
• The Expenditure for theNational LevelAwards will be borne under SSA/RMSA programmes.
Stages and Timelines of the Awards Process
Submission of application - 1st September - 31 October, 2017
Selection for awards at the District Level and submission of the Results to the State/UT Level -
1st November - 31 November, 2017
Selection for awards at the State/UT Level 1 - 1 December – 31 December, 2017 st st
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.