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Tuesday 18 April 2023

AP Schools Night Watchmen Appointment Eligibility, Honorarium, Duties

AP Schools Night Watchmen Appointment Eligibility, Honorarium, Duties Engaging the Night watchman in High Schools Instructions- Issued Guidelines, Norms, Salary Appointment of Night Watchmen in all the 5,388 Nadu- Nedu High Schools (non-residential), by Parent Committees with an honorarium of Rs.6,000/- per month from Toilet Maintenance Fund (TMF) - Orders

School Education - Midday Meals & School sanitation -Toilet Maintenance Fund- Engaging the Night watchman in High Schools -Instructions - Issued - Regarding. Memo No. 2039326 /ESE02-27021/7/202341DM   Dated;17/04/2023



G.O.Ms.No.30, School Education ( Ser-1) Department, Dt.19-03-2023.


 While communicating the orders of the Government in the reference cited, all the District Education Officers in the State are informed that, the Government have taken up Mana Badi Nadu-Nedu (MBNN) programme in a mission mode to improve the infrastructure in all schools in a Phased manner from 2020-21.


The following infrastructure components are being provided;

(i) Toilets with running water (ii) Drinking water supply (iii) Major and Minor repairs (iv) Electrification with fans and tube lights (v)Furniture for students and staff (vi) Green Calk board (vii) Painting (viii) Establishment of English Lab., (ix) Compound wall (x) Kitchen sheds and (xi) Additional Class rooms. Under Phase-I, 15,715 schools, Under Phase-II, 22,228 schools are taken up. The remaining schools are taken up in Phase-III.


Further, it is informed that, under the scheme of Toilet Maintenance Fund, the cleaning Chemicals and Cleaning tools are provided to all schools, apart from appointment of sanitary workers i.e., Ayas. Apart from the above infrastructure facilities in Schools, under Nadu-Nedu Phase-II. Interactive Flat Panels (IFP) and Smart T. Vs are being provided not only in Nadu-Nedu Phase-II schools but also in Phase- I schools where work is completed. With synchronization with IFPs for-learning at Home, TABs are also being provided to class VIII students. Out of the total Schools, there are 5388 High Schools (non-residential).


The Government have spent/invested substantial amount in developing the infrastructure of the schools, and protection and safeguarding the equipment and infrastructure is paramount importance, and to prevent anti-social elements entering in to school premises, Government have ordered to appoint Night Watchman @1 per High School in all the 5388 High Schools (non-residential).


The District Education Officers are requested to take necessary action to engage Night Watchman in the identified 5388 (non-residential) schools duly following the procedure indicated below:


Eligibility Criteria:

Night Watchman shall be engaged in the identified schools through Parent Committees

The following persons may be engaged as Night Watchmen: -
  • First preference will be given to the Husband of the Ayah/ Cook Cum Helper already appointed,
  • Second preference will be given to Ex servicemen in the village / ward.
  • if (a) and (b) are not available then the Parents Committee may appoint any other person.

 Night Watchman shall be resident of local habitation in rural areas and within the ward/ if not available, then resident of concerned Urban Areas can be considered.

The age group of Watchman shall be below 60 years.

No Night Watchman shall be engaged other than the identified 5388 schools.



  1. An amount of Rs.6,000/- shall be paid as honorarium per month,
  2. Payment shall be made from Toilet Maintenance Fund (TMF).


Duties of Night Watchman:

  • Shall attend the school in the evening before closure of school and shall be on duty till the school opens next day during working days and shall be on duty on other days as well.
  • Shall work under supervision of Headmaster concerned.
  • Night watchman duties include primarily guarding property of school, i.e., building / premises and other infrastructure.
  • Regular Watch and ward duties of the School Premises, to ensure that no unauthorized persons enter the school premises.
  • Whenever additional help is required, when witnesses or suspect any
  • unusual activity / disturbance / fire, shall report to the Head Master concerned / to nearest Police Station / to Fire department
  • Watering the school Garden in the evening
  • Cleaning the RO plant from time to time.
  • Receive the school material delivered at out of school hours and hand over to HM
  • Any other work entrusted by the Head Master.
  • The Headmaster / Parent Committee shall monitor the working of Night Watchman from time to time.

Therefore, all District Educational Officers in the State are instructed to:

  • position the Night Watchman in the schools from 01-05- 2023
  • Night Watchman registration shall be made by the Head Master concerned in the IMMS App immediately after engaging
  • Attendance shall be marked in the IMMS App.
  • The Mandal Education Officer concerned shall monitor.
  • At the end of the month attendance shall be generated and honorarium shall be initiated.


The District wise no. and list of High Schools is enclosed as Annexure A & B for ready reference and necessary action.

The above instructions shall be followed scrupulously.

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