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MID DAY MEALS

Introduction

Mid-Day Meal Programme is Government of India’s flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education(UEE) and is being implemented in partnership with State Government to cover the entire Karnataka.

Vision

  • To improve child health by increasing nutrition level
  • To bring about social equity

Mission

  • To improve enrolment and attendance
  • To improve retention rate
  • To improve learning ability levels of children
  • To provide MDM to the children of draught affected area during summer vacation

Commitments

Implementation:

In the beginning Deputy Commissioner of the district was responsible for the implementation of the programme. In the year 2004-05 the responsibility of implementation was transferred to Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayath at district level and Executive Officers of the Taluk Panchayath at taluk level.

Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayath:

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will take initiative of this scheme at district level. The Chief Executive Officer co-ordinates the programme with co-operation of officers from various departments, who are entrusted with different responsibilities to carry out this scheme. CEO is responsible to involve Deputy Director of Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs, Deputy Director Department of Public Instruction, Block Education Officer etc., Responsibilities of CEO are:

  • Collecting and transporting food materials with the co-operation of the Deputy Director, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.
  • Collecting oil, pulses and salt required to prepare food from Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation (KFCSC) and transporting to schools.
  • Paying contingency amount and monthly remuneration through Executive Officers, Taluk Panchayats.
  • Purchasing utensils, stove etc. as per the norms.
  • Putting efforts to provide quality meals to students studying from 1st to 10th standard of all the Government and Government Aided schools in the district.
  • Taking action to collect and distribute Iron with Folic Acid (IFA) tablets and D-worming tablets (Albendazol) with the co-operation of the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Deputy Director of the Department of Public Instruction:

DDPI assists the Chief Executive Officer at District level in the implementation of the scheme and responsibilities of DDPI are:

  • Being liaison officer between the district and the Department.
  • Collecting necessary information as part of the scheme.
  • Giving utilisation certificates..
  • Putting efforts to give fresh and good quality hot cooked meals to students studying from 1st to 10th standard of all the Government and Government Aided schools in the district.
  • Taking action to collect and distribute Iron with Folic Acid (IFA) tablets and D-worming tablets (Albendazol) with the co-operation of the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Educational Officer (Akshara Dasoha):

At District level an officer from the Department of Public Instructions is appointed to the Zilla Panchayath as Educational Officer (Akshara Dasoha) to co-ordinate this scheme in each district. First Division Assistant by the government and Data Entry Operator from outsource will be appointed in order to assist EO (Akshara Dasoha).

Executive Officer, Taluk Panchayath :

Executive Officer (EO) assists the Chief Executive Officer at Taluk level in the implementation of the scheme and responsibilities of EO are:

  • Getting ensured that food grains distributed from the Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation and reach the schools well in time.
  • Supervising and examining the preparation of food and timely distribution.
  • Submitting food indent.
  • Honorarium and contingency will be transferred to the account of cook and Head Teacher respectively.

Block Education Officer :

  • Functioning as a link between the Executive Officer, Taluk Panchayat, Gram Panchayat, SDMC and Headmaster seeing that all school children are getting the good quality fresh meals.
  • Submission of school details including enrolment, attendance and beneficiaries as well as food indent to the concerned persons in time.
  • Submission of utilisation certificates on time.

Assistant Director of Public Instruction:

At Taluk level Assistant Director of Public Insrtuction (ADPI, Akshara Dasoha) is appointed to Taluk office to co-ordinate this scheme. First Division Assistant by the government and Data Entry Operator from outsource will be appointed in order to assist ADPI (Akshara Dasoha).

  • To collect information about enrolment, attendance, beneficiaries, kitchen sheds, kitchen devices, cooks from schools and submit the consolidated information to EO(AD) working at ZP.
  • Monitoring about the provision of quality meals to children.
  • He should carry out visits and Inspect schools and cover 25% of schools in every quarter so that all the schools are covered in a year.
  • 25% of schools should be visited and inspected in every quarter by the ADPI so that all the schools should be visited and inspected by the end of the year.

Role of SDMCs:

Effective implementation of Mid-day Meal Scheme at school level is the responsibility of school development and monitoring committee. Funds are released to the joint account of SDMC president and Head cook.

  • Co-operating with the Gram Panchayath /City Municipal Council/ Municipality in the implementation of this scheme.
  • Recruiting of cooks
  • Supervision of construction of kitchen.
  • Supervision of preparation and serving of meals.
  • Ensure the supply of good quality food grains.
  • Monitoring the cooking process by appointing the Nodal Teacher for MDMS.

Role of Head Master/teachers:

  • Daily attendance of school children should be provided to head cook.
  • Ensure that Midday Meal is served to all students from 1st to 10th standard.
  • Educating the children about cleanliness.
  • Ensure that the children must wash their hands and plates.
  • Ensure the quality of food grains.
  • Food indent and utilisation certificate should be submitted to the Block Education Officer.
  • As per MDM norms, meal should be served to children.
  • Cleanliness of kitchen, kitchen devices, serving area, school campus.
  • Nodal teacher should taste Midday Meal before serving to children and it should be recorded in taste register.
  • Food indent and utilisation certificate should be submitted to the Block Education Officer.

District and Taluk level :

Steering and Monitoring Committee will be formulated at both district and taluk level. Quarterly review meeting will be held to resolve issues of Mid-day Meal programme.

Mothers’ Committee:

As per the GOI guidelines, Mother’s committees have been formed in all schools. This committee comprises of only parents. Parents are motivated to attend school and observe the preparation and serving of meal, so that children feel homely atmosphere. A register is also maintained to make entries of suggestion and complaints if any.

Objectives :

    • To improve enrolment and attendance
    • To improve retention rate
    • To improve child health by increasing nutrition level
    • To improve learning ability levels of children
    • To bring about social equity
    • To provide MDM to the children of draught affected area during summer vacation
    • Ksheera Bhagya programme provides every child of Government and Aided school from 1st to 10th standard are getting 150 ml milk is prepared by 18 gms of whole milk powder 5 days in a week

Activities, Schemes and Benefits

      • A. Mid Day Meals Programme
      • B. Ksheera Bhagya programme
      • C. Rashtriya Bala Swastya Karyakram (RBSK)

A. Mid Day Meals Programme

Convergence of other Departments

Rural Development and Panchayath Raj (RDPR) :

Chief Executive officer, Zilla Panchayath is responsible for implementation of Mid day meal programme at district level and he is assisted by a class-I grade officer from Education department. Executive officer, Taluk Panchayath is responsible for implementation of Mid day meal programme at Taluk level and he is assisted by a group-B officer from Education department.

Health Department :

Apart from hot cooked mid day meal served to children, additional nutritional tablets are also provided. It is procurred and supplied to the schools in coloboration with Karnataka Drugs Logistics and Warehousing Society. Karnataka Drugs Logistics and Warehousing Society procures the tablets based on the indent placed by the Education Department, these tablets are supplied upto taluk level, in turn it is re-distributed to the schools.

Karnatka Food and civil supplies and consumer affairs department (KFCSC & CA) :

The Karnataka State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation and Consumer Affairs Department has the responsibility of supplying APL rice required for providing mid day meal to children of classes 9 and 10 standards.

Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation (KFCSC) :

The Karnataka State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation, Bangalore has been appointed as an agency to supply materials like edible oil, Double fortified salt, tur dal etc. required for this programme. The Karnataka State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation is responsible to supply edible oil, iodized salt, tur etc. to Taluk level under this programme. For smooth execution of the scheme without any disturbance the responsibility of supplying good quality food articles from time to time also rests with the Corporation. The Chief Executive officer Zilla panchayath is empowered to release two month’s monetary demands to the Corporation to purchase the materials and to make subsequent payments according to the bills submitted by the Corporation without adjusting to the money paid in advance.

FCI :

The Karnataka State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation, Bangalore has been appointed as an agency to supply materials like edible oil, Double fortified salt, tur dal etc. required for this programme. The Karnataka State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation is responsible to supply edible oil, iodized salt, tur etc. to Taluk level under this programme. For smooth execution of the scheme without any disturbance the responsibility of supplying good quality food articles from time to time also rests with the Corporation. The Chief Executive officer Zilla panchayath is empowered to release two month’s monetary demands to the Corporation to purchase the materials and to make subsequent payments according to the bills submitted by the Corporation without adjusting to the money paid in advance.

B. Ksheera Bhagya Yojane

Hon`ble Chief Minister has inaugurated the programme Ksheera Bhagya on 01-08-2013. According to this programme every child of Government and Aided school from 1st to 10th standard are getting 150 ml milk is prepared by 18 gms of whole milk powder three days in a week. From 17-07-2017 onwards number of milk providing days increased to 5 days in a week.

C. Rastriya Bala Swasthya Karyakrama(RBSK)

Rashtriya Bala Swasthya programme has been introduced during 2014-15. Earlier it was called as Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya Programme. Children of Govt, Aided and Unaided schools from 1st 10th std are getting medical treatment throughout the year. There are two medical teams in this programme, at taluka level. Each team is included a Medical Officer and a nurse. Children will be screened by the team under N.R.H.M. During 2016-17 all children are being subjected to screening.

Administration:

The flow chart exhibits the operation of MDM Administration in the state :

National Level: Government of India (MHRD) and Education Minister (Primary and Secondary)

State level: Additional Chief Secretary, Primary and Secondary Education and Commissioner for Public Instruction and Joint Director of Public
Instruction (MDMS)

District level:
Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayath and Deputy Director of Public Instruction (Admin) and Education Officer, MDMS

Taluk level:
Executive Officer, Taluk Panchayath and Asst Director of Public Instruction and Block Education Officer

School Level:
Head Teacher and Nodal Teacher (MDMS) and Mother’s Committee

 

Contact Details

Head Office 

The Commissioner,
Department of AHVS 2nd Floor,
Vishveshwaraiah Mini Tower,
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Veedhi,
Bengaluru – 560001
Tel: 080-22864989 , Fax: 080-22861075

District Office 

Deputy Director,
Mini Vidhan Soudha(DC Office)
Hubli Road
Gadag – 582103
08372-274069
gdgddahvs[at]gmail.com

Helpline

1800 425 0012,

080 – 234 17 100 ,

Contact Hours : 7am to 9pm