Mid-Day Meal Rules, 2015

 

  • The Central Government notified ‘Mid Day Meal Rules, 2015’ on September 30th, 2015.
  • The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA, 2013) contains provisions related to welfare schemes including Mid Day Meal Scheme. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the Ministry of HRD has finalized the MDM Rules after consultation with the States and other related Central Ministries.

The salient provisions of the rules are as under:

  1. Entitlements of children: Every child within the age group of six to fourteen years studying in classes I to VIII who enroll and attend the 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 free of charge every day except on school holidays. The place of serving meals to the children shall be school only.
  2. Implementation of the Scheme: Every school shall have the facility for cooking meal in hygienic manner. Schools in urban area may use the facility of centralised kitchens for cooking meals wherever required in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Government and the meal shall be served to children at respective school only.
  3. Responsibility of School Management Committee: The School Management Committee mandated under Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 shall also monitor implementation of the Mid-day meal Scheme and shall oversee quality of meals provided to the children, cleanliness of the  place of cooking  and maintenance of hygiene in implementation of mid day meal scheme.
  4. Utilization of School Funds: The Headmaster or Headmistress  of the school shall be empowered to utilise any fund available in school for the purpose of continuation of Mid Day Meal Scheme in the school in case of temporary unavailability of food grains, cooking cost etc. in the school. The utilised fund shall be reimbursed to the school account immediately after receipt of mid day meal funds.
  5. Testing of the meals by Accredited Labs to ensure nutritional standards: Hot cooked meal provided to children shall be evaluated and certified by the Government Food Research Laboratory or any laboratory accredited or recognized by law, so as to ensure that the meal meets with the nutritional standards and quality.
  6. The Food and Drugs Administration Department of the State may collect samples to ensure the nutritive value and quality of the meals. The samples shall be collected at least once in a month from randomly selected schools or centralised kitchens and sent for examination to the accredited laboratories.
  7. Food Security Allowance. –  If the Mid-Day Meal is not provided in school on any school day due to non-availability of food grains, cooking cost, fuel or absence of cook-cum-helper or any other reason, the State Government shall pay food security allowance by 15th of the succeeding month in the manner provided herein below:-

a. Quantity of Food grains as per entitlement of the child; and

b. Cooking cost prevailing in the State.

  • The State Government shall take action to fix responsibility on the person or agency in accordance with the procedure laid down, if mid day meal is not provided in school on school days continuously for three days or at least for five days in a month.
Related Posts
6th ಮಾರ್ಚ್ 2018 ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ವಿದ್ಯಮಾನ
ಸೇನಾಬಲ ಭಾರತ ವಿಶ್ವ ನಂ.4 ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸೇನಾಪಡೆ ಜಾಗತಿಕವಾಗಿ 4ನೇ ಬಲಾಢ್ಯ ಸೇನಾಪಡೆ ಎಂಬ ಹೆಗ್ಗಳಿಕೆ ರಕ್ಷಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಗ್ಲೋಬಲ್ ಫೈರ್​ಪವರ್ (ಜಿಇಪಿ) ಲಿಸ್ಟ್ 2017ರ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಅಮೆರಿಕ, ರಷ್ಯಾ ಮತ್ತು ಚೀನಾ ಮೊದಲ ಮೂರು ಸ್ಥಾನ ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡಿವೆ. ಮಿಲಿಟರಿ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ, ನೈಸರ್ಗಿಕ ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ, ಕೈಗಾರಿಗೆ ...
READ MORE
The RPBD is an annual event organised by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), as part of its outreach to the Indian Diaspora in various global regions. So far ...
READ MORE
Free Current Affairs Class
Dear Students,  After a successful session-I of our free current affairs programme, our second session is lined up with some very important topics of discussion, as well as answer writing techniques... ...
READ MORE
ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 2018 ಮಾಸ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ
ಆತ್ಮೀಯ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರೆ,  NammaKPSC ತಂಡವು ಆಗಸ್ಟ್-2018 ಮಾಸ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿಧೆ. ಈ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯು ರಾಜ್ಯಾದ್ಯಂತ ಸರ್ಕಾರೀ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸೇರುವ ಹಾಗೂ ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ತಯಾರಿ ನಡೆಸುತಿರುವ ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಉಪಯುಕ್ತವಾಗಿದೆ.ಈ ಮಾಸ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯು ಬೇರೆ ಮಾಸ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳಿಗಿಂತ ಭಿನ್ನವಾಗಿದ್ದು ,ಈ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕೆ.ಪಿ.ಎಸ್.ಸಿ. ಮತ್ತು ಯು.ಪಿ.ಎಸ್. ಸಿ ...
READ MORE
Download March 2018 Current affairs Magazine- English and Kannada
Dear Aspirants, We have released March 2018 Current Affairs magazine, both in English and Kannada. You can download from the below link. To download English March 2018 Mahithi Monthly- click here  ಮಾರ್ಚ್ 2018 ...
READ MORE
National Current Affairs – UPSC/KAS Exams- 18th October 2018
Mission Antyodaya Topic: Government Schemes In news: Kulgod village has emerged as  the most developed village in the country under the Antyodaya scheme of the Centre. About Mission Antyodaya: Mission Antyodaya’ seeks to converge ...
READ MORE
Schengen area – All you need to know about
Schengen zone Schengen has 26 countries  - 22 EU members and four non-EU. Those four are: Iceland and Norway (since 2001), Switzerland (since 2008) and Liechtenstein (since 2011). Schengen is a town ...
READ MORE
The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants in the country, with the primary aim of minimising pollution. These standards are ...
READ MORE
Measures taken by the govt on road safety
Global Conference on Traffic Safety Global Conference on Traffic Safety was recently held in Brazil where the government’s commitment for road safety was highlighted as follows   The Government of India is committed ...
READ MORE
PSLV-C31 launches IRNSS-1E
PSLV-C31 successfully put into orbit IRNSS-1E, the fifth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) after its succesful launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota PSLV-C31 ...
READ MORE
6th ಮಾರ್ಚ್ 2018 ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ ವಿದ್ಯಮಾನ
Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Los Angeles
Free Current Affairs Class
ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 2018 ಮಾಸ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ
Download March 2018 Current affairs Magazine- English and
National Current Affairs – UPSC/KAS Exams- 18th October
Schengen area – All you need to know
Stricter Standards for Coal Based Thermal Power Plants
Measures taken by the govt on road safety
PSLV-C31 launches IRNSS-1E

4 thoughts on “Mid-Day Meal Rules, 2015”

  1. Sir…please start guidance for interview.. Nammakpsc team helped us a lot during mains…pls start intensive guidance for interview in same lines…thank you sir

    1. Keep your self updated on current affairs and build on your biodata.. We shall try to start an initiative for interview soon.. all the best for the result..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *