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Mid-day meals to be regularised

STUDENTS OF government primary schools of the state capital may expect more regular meals when their schools open this July. Reason: The education department would now entrust Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) and other officers to visit government primary schools, both in rural and urban areas, to supervise how well the mid-day meal scheme is doing there.

india Updated: May 13, 2006 00:50 IST

STUDENTS OF government primary schools of the state capital may expect more regular meals when their schools open this July. Reason: The education department would now entrust Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) and other officers to visit government primary schools, both in rural and urban areas, to supervise how well the mid-day meal scheme is doing there.

The education department has prepared a set proforma the officials will have to fill during their inspection. The officials are expected to eat those food items and submit a report about their quality. Besides, they will have to take a hard look at the kitchen and have to make a noting about their observations on the hygienic conditions where meals are cooked for the tiny tots, sources said.

Some of the questions, which the officials will have to answer include whether if there is any kitchen shed, how co-operative are Gram Pradhans, and how many cooks are there in schools. Officials of the education department have exuded confidence that periodic inspections by their staff would help in maintaining the quality of food.

Says Sanjay Sinha, deputy director (mid-day meal), “The state government is committed to maintaining the quality of food. And it is with this endeavour we’ve decided to involve BSA level officer so that proper monitoring of the scheme could be done. So students are now rest assured of better services.”