Sarva Siksha Abhiyan is an Indian Government programme aimed at the universalization of elementary education “in a time bound manner”, as mandated by the 86th Amendment to the Constitution of India, making free and compulsory education to children between the ages of 6 to 14 is a fundamental right. The programme was pioneered by former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

As an intervention programme, SSA has been operational since 2000-2001. However, its roots go back to 1993-1994, when the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) was launched, with an aim of achieving the objective of universal primary education.  DPEP, over several phases, covered 272 districts in 18 states of the country. The expenditure on the programme was shared by the Central Government (85%) and the State Governments (15%). The Central share was funded by a number of external agencies, including the World Bank, DFID and UNICEF. By 2001, more than US$1500 million had been committed to the programme and 50 million children covered in its ambit. In an impact assessment of Phase I of DPEP, the authors concluded that its net impact on minority children was impressive, while there was little evidence of any impact on the enrollment of girls. Nevertheless, they concluded that the investment in DPEP was not a waste, because it introduced a new approach to primary school interventions in India.

The Right to Education Act (RTE) came into force on 1 April 2010. Some educationists and policy makers believe that, with the passing of this act, SSA has acquired the necessary legal force for its implementation.

Role & Functionality of Dept.:

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a programme for Universal Elementary Education. This programme is also an attempt to provide an opportunity for improving human capabilities to all children through provision of community -owned quality education in a mission mode. It is a response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country.

Main features

  1. Programme with a clear time frame for universal elementary education.
  2. A response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country.
  3. An opportunity for promoting social justice through basic education.
  4. An expression of political will for universal elementary education across the country.
  5. A partnership between the central, state and the local government.
  6. An opportunity for states to develop their own vision of elementary education.
  7. An effort at effective involving the Panchyati Raj Institutions, school management Committees, village and urban slum level Education Committees, Parent-Teacher Associations, Mother-Teacher Associations, Tribal Autonomous councils and other grassroot level structures in the management of elementary schools.


  1. To provide useful and elementary education for all children in the 6-14 age group.
  2. To bridge social, regional and gender gaps with the active participation of community in the management of schools.
  3. To allow children to learn about and master their natural environment in order to develop their potential both spiritually and materially.
  4. To inculcate value-based learning this allows children an opportunity to work for each other’s well being rather than to permit mere selfish pursuits.
  5. Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life.

Literacy rate in the District (as per 2011 census):

All Communities SC ST Minority
70.00 60.94 65.48 65.97 56.29 61.14 50.36 38.91 44.60 59.22 56.37 57.80

Source : Census (2011)

Highest Literacy Mandals:         Amalapuram (79.73%)

Lowest Literacy Mandals:          Y.Ramavaram (37.44%)

District at a Glance:

Sl.No Indicator Number
1 No.of Mandal Resource Centres 64
2 No.of Educational Divisions 5
3 No.of School Complexes / Cluster Resource Centres 323
4 No.of KGBVs 12
5 No.of Muncipalities:7 + No. of  Muncipal Corporations: 2 9
6 No.of Villages 1586
7 No.of Panchayats 1082
8 No.of Mpl. Wards 300
9 No.of Habitations 4150
10 Density of population(as per Sq.Km) (Census 2011) 477
11 Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 1000:1005
12 Growth Rate of Population (Census 2011) 5.10
13 SC Population 881650
14 ST Population 191561
15 Minority Population 2.89%


Organizational Structure from Dist. Officers to the Lowest Level:



Schemes being implemented :

  1. Academic support to Teachers / Schools
  2. Community Mobilization Activities
  3. Alternative Schooling facility to Out of School Children (OSC)
  4. Inclusive Education to Children with Special Needs (CwSN)
  5. Planning wing
  6. Infrastructure facilities to Schools
  7. Girl Child Development

Activities taken up :

Academic support to Teachers / Schools

  1. Capacity building (Trainings) to Primary and Upper Primary school Teachers
  2. Providing Learning material and Library books to Upper Primary Schools
  3. Strengthening of School complexes for better monitoring
  4. Providing yearly grants to SMCs/CRCs/MRCs

Community Mobilization Activities

  1. Conduct of Enrolment Drives like Badibaata, Badipilustundi, Manavooru Mana badi programmes
  2. Strengthening of School Management Committees and Awareness meetings to SMC Members
  3. Providing Two Sets of Uniforms to1 to 8 class children
  4. Awareness on Educational Activities and Kalajathas on RTE and SSA
  5. Media and Publicity
  6. Community Ownership & Support like Badi Runam Teerchukundam.

Alternative Schooling facility to Out of School Children (OSC)

  1. Survey for Identification of Out of School / Dropout children (OSC)
  2. Non Residential Special Training Centers (NRSTC) for short dropouts.
  3. Seasonal Hostels for children belongs to Migrant children
  4. Transport Facility to the children belongs to the remote school less habitations.

Inclusive Education to Children with Special Needs (CwSN) Children

  1. Survey for identification of CwSN.
  2. Special training for CwSN using appropriate TLM
  3. Running of Inclusive Education Resource Centers (IERCs) for CWSN.
  4. Supply of Aids and Appliances to the needy Children.
  5. Providing Physiotherapy camps to the eligible children
  6. Providing Speech Therapy to the eligible children
  7. Providing Transport Facility to the children attending NRSTCs
  8. Providing Escort Facility to the children attending Regular schools with the support of escort.
  9. Minor Corrective surgeries to the children in convergence with NGOs

Planning Wing

  1. Collecting information through Unified District Information System on Education (UDISE)
  2. Preparation of Annual Work Plan & Budget.
  3. Aadhar Seeding
  4. Establishment of CAL Centers
  5. Supply of Educational CDs

Infrastructure facilities to Schools

  1. Construction of Additional Class Rooms
  2. Construction of Boys Toilets, Separate Girls Toilets and CwSN Toilets.
  3. Providing Running water facility to Toilets.
  4. Providing Drinking Water Facility.
  5. Providing Major Repairs to Primary and Upper Primary Schools.
  6. Toilet Maintenance charges for cleaning of Toilets.

Girl Child Development

  1. Conduct of awareness camps on Child Marriages, Empowerment, Carrier guidance and Health & Hygiene.
  2. Establishing of schools for OSC, Orphans and Semi Orphan Girls – Kasturibha Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs).
  3. District Specific programme “Balika Telusuko” conducted under Girls Education intervention to create awareness among Adolescent Girls.District Specific programme “Balika Telusuko” conducted under Girls Education intervention to create awareness among Adolescent Girls.

Action plan for 2017-18 :

Academic support to Teachers / Schools

  1. Conduct of TLM melas at mandal level, division level and district level.
  2. Summer camps for all school complex PTIs
  3. Organization of study tours to the locally promote places / factories / industries / agricultural forms
  4. Remedial teaching for slow learners for 45 days with modules
  5. Proposals for digital teaching facilities at all school complexes
  6. Implementation of Spoorthy programme for primary students through identified psychologists at mandal level
  7. Conduct of complex meetings using TLM modules and with trained rps
  8. Samkalpam programme for primary and upper primary schools
  9. Shala shiddhi programme
  10. Twining of schools / school partnership programme
  11. Provision of digital class rooms at least one school per school complex (target fixed for CRPs) Invitation of volunteers to spare their services for training our teachers

Community Mobilization Activities

  1. Planned to conduct Awareness classes on Swatchh Samkalpam.
  2. It is planned to propagate Success Stories of Community participation in providing Infrastructure Facilities to schools.
  3. It is planned to promote enrolment in our schools by providing quality Mid Day Meal, Drinking Water, Compound Walls and Pleasant Atmosphere in schools.
  4. It is planned to provide Digital Classrooms in every Municipal, Mandal Parishad, Zilla Parishad, Government Schools to give Quality Education.
  5. It is planned to arrange Stalls in Independence Day & Republic Day celebrations.
  6. Conduct of National Educational Day celebrations on 11th
  7. It is planned to honor them with Appreciation Awards to Best School Management Committees.
  8. It is planned to organize Community Meetings in Slum Areas.
  9. It is planning to appoint Community Mobilizers in Tribal Area to Eradicate Extremism.
  10. It is planned to organize convergence meetings with line departments & NGOs to eradicate OSC.
  11. It is planned to organize distribution of awards on School Sanitation Programme on Swachh Bharat & Swachh Sankalpam.

Alternative Schooling facility to Out of School Children (OSC)

  1. Non-Residential Special Training Centers (NRST): Planning to open Non-Residential Special Training Centers for drop out children in Yetapaka, Chintoor, Kunavaram, V.R Puram, Y.Ramavaram, Maredumilli, Rajavommangi in School Premises under the supervision of school HM/School Complex HM and to engage teacher volunteer for 15 to 20 children with special training.
  2. Seasonal Hostels U: Planning to open 11 Seasonal Hostels from October 2017 to March 2018 for migratory children. Each Hostel consists 50 children. We have identified 12 Mandals, where Migrant families are more i.e., Katrenikona, Tuni, Tallarevu, Allavaram, Kakinada, Jaggampeta, Karapa, Rowthalapudi, K.Gangavaram, Kajuluru, Yeleswaram and Rajahmundry.
  3. Transport Facility: Planning to provide transport facility to the 1080 children (521 Primary + 559 Upper Primar identified in 119 Remote habitation areas in the identified 24 remote mandals.

 Inclusive Education to Children with Special Needs (CwSN) Children

  1. It is planned to conduct assessment camps for CwSN by professionals for providing Aids & Appliances in convergence with ALIMCO, RBSK(NRHM), Dept. of disabled welfare and Social Welfare etc., and to pay Travelling Allowance to children for attending assessment camps.
  2. It is planned to hire the services of Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists and Psychologists to continue the education of CwSN without any physical / mental barriers.
  3. It is planned to organize Peer group sensitization programme on inclusion of CwSN in regular class rooms.
  4. It is planned to organize field trip to CwSN, their parents and IERTs in best practices of IE.
  5. It is planned to construct ramps with rails and friendly toilets for easy access, enrollment and retention of CwSN in schools. We are planning to provide Computer Education to all the NRSTCs in future.

Planning Wing

  1. Unified District Information System on Education (UDISE) programme was completed in the month of October 2017.
  2. Annual Work Plan & Budget 2017-18 Prepared and submitted to SPD, AP., Amaravathi in the Month of February 2017.
  3. Aadhar Seeding was completed during this year.
  4. Establishment and running of CAL Centers

Infrastructure facilities to Schools

  1. 42 Additional Class Rooms were sanctioned during 2017-18. Administrative sanction to be obtained from the District Collector & Chairman, SSA, E.G.Dt, Kakinada.
  2. 22 New Toilets sanctioned during 2017-18. Administrative sanction to be obtained from the District Collector & Chairman, SSA, East Godavari District, Kakinada.
  3. 70 Major repairs for PS / UPS sanctioned during 2017-18. Administrative sanction to be obtained from the District Collector & Chairman, SSA, East Godavari District, Kakinada.

Girl child Development

A special orientation programme is planned to Subject CRTs to strengthening of Academic Capabilities from 07.08.17 to 11.08.17.

  1. Conduct special classes by experts in English, Maths & Science subjects for KGBV students who appearing SSC exams in March 2018.
  2. Kitchen Gardens are established and maintained in all KGBVs and further steps are taken to improve the Nutritional Food.
  3. Planning to provide Solar power system in the KGBVs which are located in agency areas.
  4. It is planned to install CC cameras in all KGBVs for security.
  5. It is proposed to conduct awareness programme to all Children in KGBVs on Life Skills and Carrier Guidance.
  6. It is planned to distribute Sports shoes & Dresses to all KGBV students.
  7. Sport Meet, School Anniversaries to be conducted in KGBVs.

Scheme – wise targets & achievements till 15.08.2017:

Inter-vention No Intervention Target

(AWP & B -2017-18)

Achievements (Expenditure upto 15.08.17)
Phy Fin
04 Transport/Escort Facility 1,080 32.400
06 Special Training for mainstreaming of OSC 1,381 85.875
07 Free Text Book 410 0.807
08 Provision of 2 sets of Uniform 3,24,475 1,297.900
10 Teachers Salary 3,523 19,587.681 58.854
11 Training 36,645 368.100
12 Academic Support through BRC/ URC 64 1,098.561 60.765
13 Academic Support through CRC 323 982.773 49.029
14 Computer Aided Education in UPS 50.000
16 Teachers’ Grant 12,395 61.975
17 School Grant 4,908 267.140
19 Maintenance Grant 3,821 302.200
20 Interventions for CWSN 6,308 189.240 14.257
21 Innovation Head 50.000 0.048
22 SMC/PRI Training 26,484 79.452
23 Civil Works Construction 134 1,867.417 27.952
24 Management 690.000 129.574
24.02 Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) 4,908 548.701
24.03 Community Mobilization 136.000 0.226
  Total – SSA 27,696.221 340.704
26 KGBV – CW 9.900
26 KGBV – Recurring 12 663.120 75.549
  Grand Total 28,369.241 416.253


S NO DISTRICT /MANDAL Designation Mobile No Land Phone No Fax No email Address PIO Designation APIO Designation
1 EAST GODAVARI Project Officer 9849909127 0884-2369911 0884-2369911 ssaegdt[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in CMO SUPERINTENDENT
1 ADDATEEGALA MEO 9492147579 08865-272131 meo[dot]addateegala[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
2 AINAVILLI MEO 8985071304 08856-224378 meo[dot]ainavilli[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
3 ALAMURU MEO 9701026708 08855-278836 meo[dot]alamuru[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
4 ALLAVARAM MEO 9866498195 08856-259577 meo[dot]allavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
5 AMALAPURAM MEO 9989817932 08856-231392 meo[dot]amalapuram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
6 AMBAJIPETA MEO 9491423599 08856-243748 meo[dot]ambajipeta[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
7 ANAPARTHI MEO 9704198445 08857-228424 meo[dot]anaparthi[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
8 ATREYAPURAM MEO 9491191091 08855-271830 meo[dot]atreyapuram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
9 BICCAVOLU MEO 9705355788 08857-236418 meo[dot]biccavolu[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
10 CHINTUR MEO 9490352806 08748-285505 meo[dot]chintoor[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
11 DEVIPATNAM MEO 9441236853 08864-244525 meo[dot]devipatnam[at]gmail[dot]com MEO HM,ZPHS.DEVIPATNAM
12 GANDEPALLI MEO 7799090555 08852-237454 meo[dot]gandepalli[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
13 GANGAVARAM MEO 9490148432 08865-273354 meo[dot]gangavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
14 GOKAVARAM MEO 9989245170 0883-2455705 meo[dot]gokavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
15 GOLLAPROLU MEO 9849722171 08869-231191 meo[dot]gollaprolu[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
16 I.POLAVARAM MEO 9989075857 08856-279139 meo[dot]ipolavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
17 JAGGAMPETA MEO 8106141719 08852-233128 meojaggampeta[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
18 K.GANGAVARAM MEO 9848726405 08857-255056 meokgangavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
19 KADIAM MEO 9491386530 0883-2454716 meo[dot]kadiam[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS COORDINATOR
20 KAJULURU MEO 9848757780 0884-2330678 meo[dot]kajuluru[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
21 KAKINADA(RURAL) MEO 9177832534 0884-2350223 meo[dot]kakinadarural[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
22 KAKINADA(URBAN) MEO 9963792500 0884-2366930 meo[dot]kakinadaurban[at]gmail[dot]com MEO RECORD ASST
23 KAPILESWARAPURAM MEO 9492479542 08855-226286 meo[dot]kapileswarapuram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
24 KARAPA MEO 8008293994 0884-2394900 meo[dot]karapa36[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
25 KATRENIKONA MEO 9494745674 08856-285249 meo[dot]katrenikona52[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
26 KIRLAMPUDI MEO 9000972335 08856-226146 meo[dot]kirlampudi[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
27 KORUKONDA MEO 9440432514 0883-2495056 meo[dot]korukonda[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
28 KOTANANDURU MEO 8985602864 08854-278527 meo[dot]kotananduru[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
29 KOTHAPETA MEO 9441765646 08855-245133 meo[dot]kothapeta[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
30 KUNAVARAM MEO 8686149504 meo[dot]kunavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
31 MALIKIPURAM MEO 9492386096 08862-225475 meo[dot]malikipuram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
32 MAMIDIKUDURU MEO 9849346019 08862-238233 meo[dot]mamidikuduru[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
33 MANDAPETA MEO 9440511749 08855-230146 meomandapeta[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
34 MAREDUMILLI MEO 9491861332 08864-244881 meo[dot]maredumilli[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
35 MUMMIDIVARAM MEO 9908766727 08856-270179 meo[dot]mummidivaram50[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
37 P.GANNAVARAM MEO 9491443501 08855-288009 meo[dot]pgannavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
38 PEDAPUDI MEO 9989577595 0884-2312180 meo[dot]pedapudi[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
39 PEDDAPURAM MEO 9989800936 meo[dot]peddapuram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR
40 PITHAPURAM MEO 9848225596 08869-250011 meo[dot]pithapuram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR
41 PRATIPADU MEO 9490843796 08868-246252 meo[dot]prathipadu[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER ASSISTANT
42 RAJAHMUNDRY (RURAL) MEO 9553544811 0883-2422400 meo[dot]rajahmundryrural[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO – ORDINATOR
43 RAJAHMUNDRY (URBAN) MEO 9440411196 0833-2433455 meo[dot]rajahmundryurban[at]gmail[dot]com MEO JUNIOR ASSISTANT
44 RAJANAGARAM MEO 9948747340 0883-2484114 meo[dot]rajanagaram[at]gmil[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR
45 RAJAVOMMANGI MEO 9492951809 08865-275260 meo[dot]rajavommangi[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR
46 RAMACHANDRAPURAM MEO 9550335097 08857-242008 meo[dot]ramachandrapuram MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
47 RAMPACHODAVARAM MEO 9440632185 08864-243216 meo[dot]rampachodavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
48 RANGAMPETA MEO 9491861761 08852-246393 meo[dot]rangampeta[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO – ORDINATOR
49 RAVULAPALEM MEO 9030586162 08857-259498 meo[dot]ravulapalem[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
50 RAYAVARAM MEO 9394059255 meo[dot]rayavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
51 RAZOLE MEO 9491575616 08862-223007 meo[dot]razole[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
52 ROWTULAPUDI MEO 8688841821 08868-235582 meo[dot]rowtulapudi[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
53 SAKHINETIPALLI MEO 9989545840 08862-242247 meo[dot]sakhinetipalli[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
54 SAMALKOTA MEO 9849437007 meo[dot]samalkota[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR
55 SANKAVARAM MEO 7093124488 08868-236836 meo[dot]sankhavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
56 SEETHA NAGARAM MEO 9396264471 0883-2458358 meo[dot]seethanagaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
57 THALLAREVU MEO 9492260772 0884-2303660 meo[dot]thallarevu[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
58 THONDANGI MEO 9247887150 08854-248804 meo[dot]tondangi[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO ORDINATOR
59 TUNI MEO 9704741099 08854-256353 meo[dot]tuni[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO ORDINATOR
60 U.KOTHAPALLI MEO 9491863087 08869-245745 meo[dot]ukothapalli[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR
61 UPPALAGUPTAM MEO 9951164555 08856-283500 meo[dot]uppalaguptam[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR
62 V R PURAM MEO 7396667207 08748-286829 meo[dot]vrpuram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR
63 Y.RAMAVARAM MEO 8498844898 08863-224128 meo[dot]yramavaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO COMPUTER OPERATOR
36 YATAPAKA MEO 9441694463 meo[dot]nellipaka[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO- ORDINATOR
64 YELESWARAM MEO 9494210420 08868-222055 meo[dot]yeleswaram[at]gmail[dot]com MEO MIS CO-ORDINATOR