Friday, 18 January 2019

Enhancement of cooking cost of Primary and Upper Primary and High Schools under Mid Day Meal Scheme

School Education Department – Mid Day Meal Scheme – Enhancement of cooking cost of Primary and Upper Primary and High Schools under Mid Day Meal Scheme – Orders – Issued. 


 SCHOOL EDUCATION (PROG.I) DEPARTMENT G.O.RT.No. 20 Dated: 18-01-2019 

 In the reference 3rd cited,theCommissioner of School Education has stated that in Lr-F.No.1-2/2018/MDM/DESK,Dt:15.11.2018, the Director (MDM), DSE&L, MHRD, GoI has informed that the cooking cost under National Programme of Mid Day Meal Scheme in Schools (NP-MDMS) has been increased by 5.35% over and above the existing cooking cost w.e.f. 01.04.2018 for the year 2018-19. The cooking cost will be shared between the Centre and State in the ratio of 60:40 for primary and upper primary classes respectively. 

2. In this connection, the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. has stated that the MDM is being provided with 100% State Government assistance for classes IX and X. The menu and cooking cost for IX and X classes is equal to that of Upper Primary classes. The existing rate of cooking cost for Upper Primary classes is enhanced from Rs.6.18 to Rs.6.51 by Government of India and, thus, the cooking cost for IX and X classes has to be enhanced as per Government of India norms. 
Accordingly, the rate of cooking cost for IX and X classes i.e. 100% State Share has 
also to be enhanced to Rs.6.51 (by 5.35% enhancement) with effect from 01.04.2018. The Commissioner of School Education, A.P. has, therefore, requested for necessary executive orders for enhancement of the cooking cost rate by 5.35% over and above the existing cooking cost for classes I to VIII, NCLP and also for IX and X classes with effect from 01.04.2018 under National Programme of Mid Day Meal in Schools (NP-MDMS) as per the Government of India norms and also to allocate necessary budgetary provision accordingly. 
3. In the circumstances reported by the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. in the reference 3rd cited and after careful examination of the matter, Government hereby enhance the cooking cost per child per day by 5.35% over and above the existing rates for Primary, Upper Primary, NCLP and IX & X classes as stated at column No. 5 of the table below w.e.f. 01.04.2018.
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