Centre notifies the mid-day meals rules

The Centre has notified the mid-day meals rules. The rules were notified by the union human resource development ministry in accordance with the provisions of the National Food Security Act 2013 act after consultation with states and other related central ministries.

Notified rules:

  • Mid-day meals provided to students at schools will be tested each month by accredited laboratories to ensure nutritional standards and quality.
  • The meal provided to children will be evaluated and certified by the government food research laboratories or any laboratory accredited or recognised by law.
  • The rules make it mandatory for schools to dig into funds meant for other purposes if the funds meant for providing mid-day meals to students are exhausted for some reason.
  • The schools are required to provide an allowance to students if meals cannot be given them.
  • Concerned state governments are required to fix responsibility on the person or agency if meals are not provided on three consecutive school days or five days in a month.
  • Every child within the age group of six to 14 years studying in Classes 1 to 8, enrolled with and attending school, shall be provided hot-cooked meal having nutritional standards of 450 calories and 12 gm of protein for primary and 700 calories and 20 gm protein for upper primary classes free of charge every day except on school holidays.
  • The mid-day meals shall be served to the children only in the school.
  • The schools will also have to ensure meals are cooked in a hygienic manner. Schools in urban area may use the facility of centralised kitchens wherever required in accordance with the guidelines issued by the central government.
  • The heads of schools are empowered to utilise any available fund for the continuation of the scheme. The amount will be reimbursed to the school account.
Related Posts
Karnataka: Doctors want govt to mandate hypothyroidism test for newborns
What is congenital hypothyroidism? Congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) is a condition resulting from an absent or under-developed thyroid gland (dysgenesis) or one that has developed but cannot make thyroid hormone because of ...
READ MORE
Karnataka – Current Affairs – KAS/KPSC Exams – 21st March 2017
Govt eases process of issuing BPL cards The state government on 20th March decided to simplify the procedure for issuing below poverty line ration cards, with an eye on the Assembly ...
READ MORE
Rural Development-National Rural Drinking & Desert Development Programme (DDP)
Water Programme (NRDWP): In order to meet adequate and safe drinking water supply requirements in rural areas, particularly in areas where coverage is less than 55 lpcd and in those ...
READ MORE
The Indian Railways will join hands with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to get online satellite imagery for improving safety and enhancing efficiency. a massive exercise of GIS [Geographical Information ...
READ MORE
FAME – India is an abbreviation for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India Government of India approved the National Mission on Electric Mobility in 2011 and subsequently ...
READ MORE
Karnataka Urban Infrastructure – Water Supply
Provision of infrastructure services is fundamental to economic growth and urban development. Urban infrastructure covers following: Water supply (for drinking, industrial, commercial and public usages), Sanitation (including Sewerage and Drainage), Domestic Energy, Road Infrastructure and Urban Transport. Water ...
READ MORE
All you need to know about Startup India Initiative
Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and ...
READ MORE
Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS / KPSC Exams – 12th Sep 2017
Chittoor cop first Indian woman to scale Mt. Elbrus Chittoor district Additional Superintendent of Police G.R. Radhika created a record by scaling Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia and in ...
READ MORE
Kyoto to Paris- All about climate change negotiations
Earth Summit 1992 Earth Summit 1992 was the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), commonly known  as  the  Rio  Summit  or  Rio  Conference Outcomes Rio Declaration on Environment and Development Agenda 21 Convention ...
READ MORE
Akrama-Sakrama online process to start after a week (Karnataka Updates)
Citizens can apply online for regularisation of their properties under the Akrama-Sakrama scheme may have to wait at least a week as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is yet to ...
READ MORE
Karnataka: Doctors want govt to mandate hypothyroidism test
Karnataka – Current Affairs – KAS/KPSC Exams –
Rural Development-National Rural Drinking & Desert Development Programme
ISRO to help put railway safety back on
FAME – India
Karnataka Urban Infrastructure – Water Supply
All you need to know about Startup India
Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS / KPSC Exams
Kyoto to Paris- All about climate change negotiations
Akrama-Sakrama online process to start after a week