Eligibility Criteria for A.A.Y. Inclusion
Inclusion Parameters to identify A.A.Y. Households
The inclusion parameters for Rural areas are:
- Homeless Households and Households without shelter
- Destitute Households which are dependent predominantly on alms for survival
- Manual Scavengers
- Legally released bonded labourers
- Households with only one room, Kucha walls and Kucha roof
- All household headed by Minor
- All Households with no adult member between age 15 and 59 including all households headed by a person of 60 years of age or more with no assured means of subsistence or-social support
- Household headed by disabled member and with no able bodied adult member
- Landless households deriving a major part of their income from manual casual labour
- Any member of the household who is a bonded labourer
- All household headed by a widow or a single woman
- Households with no literate adult above 25 years
The inclusion parameters for Urban areas are:
- Residential Vulnerability
- If the household is ‘houseless’ [Households who do not live in buildings or census houses (Structure with roof) but live in the open on roadside, pavements, in hume pipes, under fly-overs and staircases, or in the open in places of worship, mandals, railway platforms, etc. are treated as Houseless households (The Census of India, 2001).]
- If the household has a house of roof and wall made of plastic/polythene.
- If the household has a house of only one room or less with the material of wall being grass, thatch, bamboo, mud, un-burnt brick or wood and the material of roof being grass, thatch, bamboo, wood or mud.
- Occupational Vulnerability
- If the household has no income from any source, then that household will be automatically included.
- Any household member (including children) who is engaged in a vulnerable occupation like beggar/rag picker, domestic worker (who are actually paid wages) and sweeper/sanitation worker/mali) should be automatically included.
- If all earning adult members in a household are daily wagers or irregular wagers, then that household should be automatically included.
- Social Vulnerability
- Child-headed household i.e. if there is no member of the household aged 18 years and above.
- If all earning adult members in a household are either disabled, chronically ill or aged more than 65 years then that household should be automatically included.
- Single women (including widows, unmarried and separated and deserted women), living in household as dependent or as head of household.
- Households with no literate adult above 25 years.