Jagananna Gorumudda (MDM) Scheme - Providing Mid Day Meal to the students of Government DIETs - Certain instructions issued - Regarding Memo.No.140/A&I/2020 Dated:03/04/2021
1) Representation of DIET students to the higher ofcials during visits to DIETs.
2) Note orders Dt-01-04-2021 of the Director of School Education, A.P in efile No.ESE02/342/2021-JD-EE-CSE.
As all are aware that, the Jagananna Gorumudda (Mid Day Meals) Scheme is flagship programme of Government of Andhra Pradesh which dovetailed with the Mid day Meal (MDM) scheme of GoI for providing hot cooked mid-day meals on all school working days to all children studying classes (I-X) in all Govt schools, Govt. Aided schools, Special Training centres and Madrasas & Maqtabs supported under Samagra Shiksha aiming at enhancing enrolment, retention, attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children
Further, during the visit of senior officials to DIETs, the students of DIETs have represented that, to provide Mid-Day meal to the students of DIETs as majority of students are from BPL families. Further most of them are girl students and the DIETs are generally located away from the main town and no hotel/canteen facility is available nearby and as a result the students are found to be attending classes without lunch. Hence taking into consideration the requests of the DIET students, it is hereby decided to extend the Mid Day meal to the students of DIETs duly mapping the respective DIET students to the nearby Government/ZP High Schools. The details of nearby Government/ZP High School (UIDSE Codes) are obtained to map the students of respective DIETs (Annexure enclosed)
The District Educational Officers are requested to issue instructions to the DIET Principals to co-ordinate with the concerned Assistant Directors (MDM) and mapped Govt./ZP High Schools Head masters for monitoring and ensure the Mid Day meal to be provided to the students of respective DIETs in the matter
In view of the above, the Director, Mid Day Meal & School Sanitation is requested to take necessary action for providing Mid Day meal to the students of DIETs in the nearby Government/ZP High Schools duly allocating the additional quantities of food ingredients (i.e., rice, vegetables, pulses, oil etc.) and engaging of additional Cook-cum-Helpers (CCHs) and issue instructions to the concerned Assistant Directors (MDM) accordingly to coordinate with the DIET Principals in the matter.
Further, the Director, MDM is also requested to take necessary action in the mobile application (IMMS) for addition of DIETs students in the nearby Govt./ZP High Schools Headmasters logins. The concerned DIET Principals are instructed to furnish the details of a) Year Wise Roll, b) Attendance & c) No.of students willing to take Mid Day meals to the mapped Headmasters of Govt./ZP High Schools daily by 09.30 AM.