Mid Day Meals in schools through Panchayats

Mid Day Meals in schools through Panchayats

SRINAGAR: The SAC approved the action of the School Education Department in putting in place a mechanism for implementation of the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in Government Schools through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). The School Education Department had notified a mechanism vide Government Order No: 202-Edu of 2019, dated 17.06.2019 for implementation of the MDM through PRIs, which was confirmed by the SAC today.
The funds for the purpose shall be managed by the Panchayati Raj Institutions from a separate MDM account held jointly by the Head of School and the Sarpanch/Administrator or his nominee Panch. The PRIs will ensure weekly check of MDM in Schools. Funds on account of working cost and honorarium for work-cum-helpers will be transferred to MDM Account as per the existing practice.