Conversion of TW hostels into TW Ashram Schools in Scheduled Area of the State during academic year 2015-16

Tribal Welfare Department – Tribal Sub Plan 2015-16-Education –Imparting and
Improving quality of education among ST children – Providing Residential Education
to all –Conversion of TW hostels into TW Ashram Schools in Scheduled Area of the
State during academic year 2015-16-Administrative sanction – Orders – Issued.

G.O.MS.No. 46 Dated: 16-04-2016
Read the following:-
1) G.O.Ms.No.56, Tribal Welfare (Edn.1.1) Department, Dt:01-7-2013.
2) Minutes of the 3rd meeting of “State Council for Development of Scheduled
Castes and Scheduled Tribes held on 27-12-2014.
3) Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, AP, Hyderabad, Proposals for conversion of
Hostels into Residential Schools, Lr.Rc.No.D2/987/2014, Dt: 24-12-2014.
4) Govt.Memo.No.11678/TW.Edn.1/2014, Dt: 26-12-2014.
5) Director of Tribal Welfare, AP, Hyderabad, Proposals Rc.No.D1/928/2015,
Dt: -05-2015.

O R D E R:
                As part of socio economic development of Scheduled Tribes in the State,
Tribal Welfare Department has been focusing on development of education among
STs since education creates awareness, accelerates development and provides
opportunity for suitable employment for a self reliant and dignified way of life.

2. In the process, the Government has set up Hostels as early as 1960’s in
semi- urban and urban areas of the state of A.P. to support ST students studying in
schools run by various managements under Government of A.P. Later on during
1970’s Ashram Schools were started with an idea to provide residential education to
the scheduled tribes. Subsequently, keeping in view the success of Residential type
of education, TW Residential Schools were established during 1980’s to provide
quality education and for over all development of the ST children. As the Residential
schools have increased in number over a period of time, a separate Society was
established for managing the TW Residential Schools in the State of A.P. in the
APTWREIS (Gurukulam).

3. In addition to boarding and lodging, other facilities such as school uniforms,
text books, notebooks trunk boxes, plates & glasses and cosmetics are also
provided to the students in all Hostels, Ashram Schools and Residential Schools.
Whereas, in the Ashram Schools and Residential Schools the classroom instruction
is also imparted under the same roof and the institutions function under the direct
control and supervision of Project Officers of ITDAs in the ITDA area.
Present scenario

4. At present (197) ST Hostels, (361) ST Ashram Schools and (1815) Govt.
Primary schools are functioning under the administrative control of Tribal Welfare
Department to meet the educational needs of ST children. Further, (136) TW
Residential institutions are functioning under the control of AP Tribal Welfare
Residential Educational Institutions Society (Gurukulam) covering a total number of
1.90 lakh children.

5. Out of them ( 49 ) TW Hostels, (326) TW Ashram Schools (1453) Govt.
Primary Schools and (84) Residential Institutions, are functioning in Scheduled Area
districts ITDA Districts of Andhra Pradesh State for the benefit of ST children.
Need for Conversion:

6. Whereas, over a period of time the performance of students studying in TW
Ashram Schools and Residential Schools functioning in the ITDA areas has been
found qualitatively superior compared to that of students staying in various other
Schools while staying in the hostels. The reasons being:

a)there is an inbuilt institutional mechanism in Ashram Schools and
Residential Schools to focus on the child by of qualified teachers round the

b)regular supervisory study hours after the school hours,

c)close and intense monitoring of performance of the institutions
by the Project Officer and his staff,

d)various initiatives taken up for improvement of quality in
teaching-learning process.

7. This comparative edge is not available to the students staying in a hostel as:
a) the schools in which they are studying are day schools,
b) the teachers are not available to the students after the school
c) a number of teaching posts remaining vacant for a long time in these
schools as the teachers of other management schools are generally
not willing to work in the tribal areas , and
d) only one Hostel Welfare Officer cannot devote his complete attention to
monitor the academic performance of the students.

8. Further, worldwide research into the school effectiveness has revealed that
among a number of factors that influence the effectiveness of a school, the
optimum utilization of teaching -learning time is found paramount in making a
school effective. The performance of Ashram Schools and Residential Schools is
effective as both the teachers and the students in those schools have a congenial
environment to participate in utilizing their time to its optimum level.

9. Keeping in view this reason, efforts have been put in by ITDAs in the past to
convert some of the Hostels into Ashram Schools from 1993 onwards and in all
such cases it has been noticed that:
a) because of the conversion the enrolment of the ST students into
the converted hostels has increased,
b) because of shifting the ST students from the schools run by other
managements, the schools were not substantially affected as they
are mostly catering to the enrolment of non tribal children in those
c) the performance of the children in the hostels converted to schools
has improved significantly and the institutions have been upgraded
to high school level also.
Strategy and Planning process under TSP:

10. The State of Andhra Pradesh achieved a historic milestone with enactment of
“Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Castes Sub Plan and Tribal Sub Plan (Planning,
Allocation and utilization of financial Resources) Act No.1 of 2013. The Act is to
ensure, accelerated development of Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes
(STs) with emphasis on achieving quality focusing on economic, educational and
human development. The Act has also stated clearly that the tribal sub-plan shall
give special attention to the STs residing in Scheduled Areas.

11. Keeping in view the historical legislation for effective utilization of Tribal Sub
Plan, the Government has initiated a number of interventions for development of
education among STs, and as a beginning, ordered for conversion of (23) TW
Hostels into Ashram Schools by opening Primary Schools in the premises of Hostels
vide G.O.Ms.No. 56, Tribal Welfare (Edn.1.1) Dept. 1.7.2013.

12. During the 3rd Meeting of State Council for Development for SCs and STs
held on 27-12-2014, vide Agenda Item-24, Residential Education for all ST students
has been considered and it was agreed in principle and the Hon’ble Chief Minister
directed to assess the requirement of budget for infrastructure and to furnish the
proposals for sanction at one go and directed for detailed proposals to be prepared
and presented immediately as the program has to be implemented from the
academic year 2015-16.

13. In compliance to the decision taken in the 3rd Meeting of the State Council for
Development of SCs and STs, the Director, Tribal Welfare, held series of meetings
and discussions with the POs of ITDAs and DDs of ITDAs for conversion of Hostels
into Ashram Schools and based on the discussions has furnished the proposals for
converting (30 ) TW Hostels into Ashram Schools in ITDA districts during 2015-16
as listed out in Annexure in addition to the (23) TW Hostels already converted in
the Ashram Schools during 2013-14.
Sanctioning of Ashram Schools:

14. After carefully examining the proposals furnished by the Director, Tribal
Welfare and also in compliance to the Policy of the State Government to provide
quality and residential education for all ST students, sanction is hereby accorded for
converting (30) TW Hostels into Ashram Schools in ITDA Districts by opening
Primary Schools in the premises of the hostels during the academic year 2015-16
as listed out in Annexure attached to this Order.
Process of Conversion:

15. The conversion shall be as follows:
a) A Tribal Welfare Primary School shall be opened in the premises of the TW
Hostel as listed out in Annexure.
b) The School shall have (4) SGTs and the senior most shall function as
Headmaster of the School.
c) Initially the school shall start functioning with Classes III to V with each
class having (40) students and it will be upgraded to an Upper Primary
School in 2016-17 by opening Classes VI & VII and will be further upgraded
to a High School in the subsequent academic years.
d) After the school is opened, the ST students studying from Class III to V who
are hitherto boarders of the hostel but in other institutions shall be
transferred to the newly opened TW Primary School.
e) ST students and other boarders in the hostel studying Classes VI to X shall
be shifted to nearby Ashram High Schools, TW Residential Schools, Best
Available Schools as per the choice the students and parents.
f) There shall be no fresh admissions into the hostel so that the hostel shall
become a full fledged AshramHigh School within next (4) years.
g) Since the Schools are Government TW Schools there is no need to process
for recognition by the competent authority under Section 27 of the
Education Act, 1982 and they are deemed to have been recognised.
Staffing Pattern:

16. The Staff requirement for conversion of Hostels into Ashram Schools in
Scheduled area is as follows:
a) Each AshramSchool shall have (4) Secondary Grade Trained Teachers and
the posts shall be pooled by up way of deployment by Project Officer, ITDA
b) Each AshramSchool shall have the hostel section and the Hostel Welfare
Officer along with the sanctioned posts of Class IV shall continue to function
in the same institution.
Financial implications:

17. No financial implications are involved towards salaries of the teaching and
non-teaching staff. However, the expenditure towards diet, cosmetics and other
materials shall be continued to be drawn from SH (05) Educational Institutions –
Plan. The Hostel Welfare Officer concerned shall act as drawing and disbursing
officer as specified in annexure I&II of GO.Ms.No:75, SW(TW.EDN.1)
Administrative Control:

18. The following administrative procedure shall be followed in the day to day
functioning of these institutions.
a) The Ashram Schools shall function under the control of Project Officer, ITDA
b) Curriculum, inspections and management of the Ashram Schools shall be
continued as per the existing procedure followed with respect of TW Ashram
Schools in the ITDAs.
c) The service conditions of the teachers and Hostel Welfare Officers shall be
governed as per the Service Rules issued by Government vide GO Ms.No.45,
SW(TW.Ser.III/A1) Dated 28-6-2011.
d) The service conditions of the Class IV staff shall be governed by AP Last
Grade Service Rules issued vide GO Ms.No.565, GAD(Ser.B) Dated 24-10-
e) The casual leave and other leaves of the Headmaster and the HWO shall be
sanctioned by the Deputy Director, TW of the ITDA concerned.
Head of Account:

19. The salaries of the teachers, Hostel Welfare Officers and Class IV staff shall
be debited to the following head of account

2225 Welfare of SCs, STs and OBCs
02 Welfare of STs
MH 277-Education
SH (05) Educational Institutions
010 Salaries

20. The DTW, AP., Hyd. shall take necessary action accordingly.

21. This order issues with the concurrence of the Fin. (HR-III) Dept., vide
U.O.No.23741/141/A1/HR.III/2015, dt.28.11.2015.



Annexure to G.O.Ms.No.46,Dated.16-04-2016
District wise ST Hostels proposed for conversion into Ashram Schools in
ITDA Districts from 2015-16

Sl.No. District Mandal Sl.No.Location Category
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Srikakulam Bhamini 1 Bhamini Boys
Palakonda 2 Palakonda Boys
Tekkali 3 Tekkali Boys

2. Vizianagaram Kurupam 4 Mondemkallu Boys
Kurupam 5 Neelakantapuram Boys
G.L.Puram 6 G.L.Puram Boys
Pachipenta 7 Pachipenta Girls
Saluru 8 Mamidipalle Girls
G.M.Valasa 9 G.M.Valasa Boys

3. Visakhapatnam Dumbriguda 10 Killoguda Boys
Munchingput 11 Kilaguda Boys
Munchingput 12 Sujanakota Boys
Munchingput 13 Jolaput Boys
Peddabayalu 14 Peddabayalu Boys
Ananthagiri 15 Lungaparthi Boys
Hukumpeta 16 Hukumpeta Boys
Hukumpeta 17 Bakuru Boys
Nathavaram 18 Thandava Girls
Chintapalli 19 Lambasingi Boys
Koyyuru 20 Mumpa Boys
Koyyuru 21 Busiputtu Girls

4. East Godavari Addateegala 22 Rayapalle Boys
R.C.Varam 23 R.C.Varam Girls
R.C.Varam 24 P.Geddeda Boys
Devipatnam 25 D.N.Palem Girls
Devipatnam 26 Devipatnam Boys
Maredumilli 27 Maredumilli Boys
Kunavaram 28 Kunavaram Girls
Y.Ramavaram 29 Y.Ramavaram Boys

5. West Godavari Chinthalapudi 30 Chinthalapudi Boys

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