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Implementation:

In the beginning Deputy Commissioner of the district was responsible for implementation of the programme. In the year 2004-05 the responsibility of implementation was transferred to chief executive officers 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 Officers will take initiative of this scheme at district level. The Chief Executive Officers co-ordinates the programme with the co-operation of the officers of various departments, who are entrusted with various responsibilities to carryout this scheme satisfactorily. He is responsible to involve Deputy Director (Food and Civil Supplies), Deputy Director (Department of Public Instructions), Block Educational Officers etc. in this scheme. His main responsibilities are:

  • Collecting and transporting food materials with the co-operation of the Deputy Director, Department of Food and Civil Supplies.
  • Collecting oil, pulses and salt required to prepare food from Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Corporation and transporting to the kitchen centres.
  • Paying contingency amount and monthly remuneration through Executive Officers, Taluk Panchayats.
  • Purchasing utensils, stove etc. as per the rules.
  • Putting efforts to give fresh and good quality hot meals to students studying in 1st std to 10th standard of all the Government and Government schools in the district.
  • Taking action to collect and distribute vitamin tablets and D-worming tablets with the co-operation of the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Deputy Director of the Department of Public Instruction:

He assists the Chief Executive Officer at District level in the implementation of the scheme. His main responsibilities are:

  • Being liason officer between the district and the Department.
  • Collecting necessary information as part of the scheme.
  • Submitting food indent.
  • Giving utilisation certificates.
  • Putting efforts to give fresh and good quality hot meals to students studying in 1st std to 10th standard of all the Government and Government schools in the district.
  • Taking action to collect and distribute vitamin tablets and D-worming tablets with the co-operation of the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Educational Officer (Akshara Dasoha) :

Additional officers are being deputed by the Department of Education to assist the Chief Executive Officer in the course of implementation of this scheme. At District level an officer of junior pay scale from Education Department is deputed to the office of the Chief Executive Officer as educational officer (Akshara Dasoha) to co-ordinate with this scheme in each district and one First Division Assistant (Two for North eastern districts in Karnataka) is provided to assist him.

Executive Officer, Taluk Panchayath :

He assists the Chief Executive Officer at Taluk level in the implementation of the scheme. His main responsibilities are:

  • Getting ensured that food materials collected from food and civil supply Department reach the kitchen centres well in time.
  • Supervising and examining the preparation of food and timely distribution.
  • Receiving cooks' remuneration and contingency from the Chief Executive Officer and distributing to joint account of SDMC presidents and head cooks.

Block Education Officer :

The responsibilities of the block educational officer are:

  • 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.
  • Submitting the school wise details, student strength and food indent to the concerned persons in time.
  • Submitting utilisation certificates on time.

Assistant Director of Public Instruction:

Additional staff is deputed from Education Department to assist the Executive Officer in the implementation of this scheme. At Taluk level the Assistant Director of Education Department (Akshara Dasoha) is deputed to Taluk office to co-ordinate with this scheme. One First Division Assistant is also provided to his assistance.

  • His responsibility is to collect information about enrolment,attendance,beneficiaries,kitchen sheds,kitchen devices, cooks:
  • He should see that every school in his perview gets hot cooked meal on all the school working days:
  • 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:
  • He should consolidate information and submit to Education Officer working under CEO at Zilla Panchayath:

Role of SDMCs:

Effective implementation of mid day meal programme 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.
  • Actively participating in the selection of cooking staff.
  • Participating in the supervision of the construction of kitchen.
  • Supervising the preparation of fresh meals.
  • Ensure the supply of good quality food grains.
  • Seeing that good quality food is prepared and systematically distributed.
  • Seeing that the Head master and teachers are not taking part in the preparation of food.
  • Taking care that study hours are not spent for the preparation of food at any cost.

Role of Head Master/teachers:

  • Giving the data of daily attendance of school children and indent of food to head cook.
  • Ensure that food is served to all students from 1st to 10th standard.
  • Educating the children about cleanliness.
  • Ensure that the children wash their plates and keep it clean.
  • Ensure the supply of good quality food grains.
  • Collect necessary details from head cook and giving food indent and utilisation certificate to Block Educational Officer in time.
  • Ensure proper quantity of food served to children.
  • Keeping kitchen, serving area, school surrounding clean and maintaining the articles with the help of cooks.
  • Atleast two teachers should taste food before serving to children and a register should be maintained for this .

Monitoring :

Steering cum monitoring committee :

As per GOI guidelines, steering cum monitoring committees have been setup at taluk, district and state level.

Guidelines for constitution of SMCs

State level :

District and Taluk level :

Steering cum monitoring committes are setup at both district and taluk level. They meet once in three months and take stock of the situation and resolve problems in implementation of mid day meal programme. The proceedings of such meeting should be sent to the Joint Director(MMS) for information.

Mothers' Committee:

As per the guidelines issued by GOI, mothers'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 food, so that children feel homely atmosphere. A register is also maintained to make entries of suggestion and complaints if any.

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