Govt for episodic and surprised inspection for MDM

mid dayAadil Mir,Itanagar, Oct 16: Taking serious note of various complaints on alleged improper implementation of Mid Day Meal scheme being raised by different organisations and groups, Arunachal Govt has called for periodic surprise inspection of schools on serving of mid-day meal to the children by the District Nodal Officer While emphasizing on the safety concern of children consuming mid-day meal, Education Secretary Mishra called for compulsory testing of food by teacher in-charge before serving the meals to children and also emphasised on the submission of inspection and monitoring report to directorate office for necessary action.

He further stressed on the constructive role of all district MDM implementing agency the district education authorities and the schools concerned.
On the issue of low transportation cost of food grains which affect the delivery of food grain to remote schools, the education secretary informed that the matter has been taken up with the State Government for suitable decision.
Taking serious note of delay in release of funds by district authority to the schools, Mishra questioned the DDSEs on the reasons for delay in release of funds in spite of state government having already released adhoc instalment of Central assistance in August, 2014 after due Cabinet-sub-Committee approval & FD’s concurrence. The Education Secretary resolved to take up the matter with concerned Dy. Commissioners of districts in coming days.
In his address Director of Elementary Education Bodong Yirang exhorted the district functionaries to be more proactive in implementation of Central Sponsored programmes like, Mid-Day Meal scheme.