A team of Central government would be visiting the city in October for conducting on-spot inspection for the three-star rating certificate claimed by the country’s cleanest city. “The visiting team will conduct inspection for 15 days,” a press release issued by Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) said. As per Swachh Survekshan-2018 guidelines, star rating would consist of 1000 marks out of 5000 marks.
As per rating protocol, cities would be assessed on cleanliness scale and accordingly be awarded one, two, three, four, five and seven stars. For one, two and four stars, the state government has right to give away certificates. “For three, five and seven stars, the ministry of housing and urban development (MoHUD) would send its team, which will inspect cities and on their recommendation stars will be granted,” municipal commissioner Asheesh Singh said during a workshop on Swachh Survekshan-2018.
On August 24, the IMC had declared Indore as three-star city and invited central team for assessment. Indore was first city in the country to opt for it. “The team will visit the city in first or second week of October,” Singh said. He said that they would stake claim on four, five, and then on seven star certificate after getting three star certificate. “Full 1000 marks are granted to those cities which will get seven star rating from MoHUD,” Singh said.
Assessment mechanism for star rating
STEP-1: Self assessment
Cities fulfilling necessary conditions for star rating will have to undertake self-assessment (verification with MoHUA MIS) as per protocol methodology.
STEP-2: Declaration of star rating
1) Urban local bodies may follow prescribed steps for self declaration of star rating. For 3, 5 and 7 star ratings, request to be made to MoHUA through state government for third party verification.
2) State government at their discretion may take up similar third party verification for the remaining 1, 2 & 4 star ratings.
STEP-3: Third party certification (Only for 3,5 & 7 stars)
a) MoHUA will take up independent verification and validation through a third party agency and will only recognise MoHUA-TPA certified/ re-certified cities
b) Third party certification will be valid for one year and city will have to be re-assessed and recertified every 12 months.