Guidelines for Micro Planning, Work Rationalization and Outsourcing of Work Swachh Bharat Mission, launched at the National Level by the Government of India, stipulates clean, neat and totally sanitized Cities that are aesthetic, and environmentally healthy and livable. In line with this Mission, Government of Andhra Pradesh had set up Swachh Andhra Corporation to manage the Swachh Andhra Pradesh Programme in a mission mode. The State has a vision of transforming Cities and Towns in Andhra Pradesh into neat, clean and litter-free areas for bestin-class livability; health standards; environment, tourism and investment attractiveness.
The Municipal Solid Waste (M&H) Rules, 2000 are applicable to every Urban Local Body. The Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000 clearly stipulate the roles and duties of different stakeholders in the entire chain of solid waste management. Non-compliance with the rules by ULBs and not adhering to the time lines are strictly monitored by the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal, which has powers to impose penal actions on the State and Central machineries. Furthermore, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, has notified the draft Solid Waste Management Rules, 2015.
With this background, after consultation with the relevant experts and discussions in the workshops, the Director of Municipal Administration, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad has submitted draft Operational Guidelines for Micro Planning, Work Rationalization and Outsourcing of Work Packages and three draft RFPs i.e., (1) for
Commercial & Bulk Waste, (2) Mechanical Sweeping and Residential Micro Pockets Management, and (3) Road Sweeping & Drain Cleaning in the reference 3rd read above for approval, stating that issuance of new
Operational Guidelines for shifting from Manpower Outsourcing (Worker) to Work Outsourcing System is required to guide the ULBs for effective implementation of Solid Waste Management (M&H) Rules 2000, NGT recent directives and other relevant regulations in a systematic manner, with reference to Source Segregation, Collection, and Transportation of Solid Waste.
The Director of Municipal Administration has also stated that despite orders and instructions for adopting specific practices for outsourcing complete maintenance of sanitation, most of the ULBs have een found to be engaging workers on contract basis for maintenance of sanitation and this has resulted in unsatisfactory sanitary conditions and poor public satisfaction even after spending huge amounts.
The Director of Municipal Administration has therefore requested the Government to issue Operational Guidelines for Micro Planning, Work Rationalization and Outsourcing of Work Packages and approve three RFPs.
Government after careful examination of the proposals of Director of Municipal Administration vide reference 3rd read above,hereby approve and issue the Operational Guidelines for Micro Planning,Work Rationalization and Outsourcing of Work Packages & three RFPs, in supersession of all Government Orders, Circular Instructions, etc., issued previously on entrustment of works and outsourcing maintenance of
sanitation in the ULBs of AP, to enable Urban Local Bodies in the State to implement the above guidelines with immediate effect.
The Operational Guidelines and Request for Proposals (RFPs) are enclosed to this order as Annexure – I, II, III & IV.
8. The Director of Municipal Administration, AP, Hyderabad is requested to take further necessary action in the matter.
MA&UD Department – Municipal Solid Waste Management-Operational Guidelines for Micro Planning, Work Rationalization and Outsourcing of Work Packages – Uniform Implementation by all Urban Local Bodies – Approved – Orders issued.
MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (B2) DEPARTMENT G.O.MS.No. 279 Dated:31-12-2015. Read the following: Ref: 1. G.O.Ms.No.581, MA&UD (G2) Department, Dt.06.11.1996. 2. G.O.Ms.No.30, MA&UD (G2) Department, Dt.18.01.2000. 3. From the Director of Municipal Administration, A.P. Hyd., Lr.Roc.No.13709/2015/M3, Dt.11.12.2015.