Wednesday, July 25, 2018

AP MDM Mid-Day Meal (Cooked) Programme Implementation Guidelines in Govt Junior Colleges

AP MDM Mid-Day Meal (Cooked) Programme Implementation Guidelines in Govt Junior Colleges as per G.o.No:215/AP MID-DAY MEAL PROGRAMME Implementation of Mid-Day Meal (Cooked) Programme for the students studying Intermediate Education in all the Government Junior Colleges as per G.O.RT.No. 215/AP MDM Nutrition Meals Programme (Mid Day Meal scheme) in (450) Government Junior colleges Implementation Guidelines as per G.O.RT.No. 215 Dated: 25-07-2018.
AP MID-DAY MEAL PROGRAMME Implementation of Mid-Day Meal (Cooked) Programme for the students studying Intermediate Education in all the Government Junior Colleges in the State Guidelines Order Issued as per G.O.RT.No. 215 Dated: 25-07-2018.

AP MID-DAY MEAL PROGRAMME Implementation of Mid-Day Meal (Cooked) Programme for the students studying Intermediate Education in all the Government Junior Colleges as per G.O.RT.No. 215



  • From the Commissioner of Intermediate Education, A.P., Guntur Lr.Rc.No.Acad.II-1/MDM/2016, dated 01-06-2018.
  • From the Commissioner of Intermediate Education, A.P., Guntur Lr.Rc.No.Acad.II-1/MDM/2016, dated 026-06-2018.
  • From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Amaravathi Lr.Rc.No.119/MDM/2018, dated 06-07-2018. 
  • E-mail received from National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad dated 6-7-2018.


In order to strengthen the Intermediate Education and to reduce the drop outs, to avoid Class room hunger, to increase enrolment, to increase Attendance, to reduce Gender Gap, to foster Social Equity, to redress Mal Nutrition, to promote Community participation and also to Women Empowerment in Intermediate Education Sector, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has decided to introduce Nutrition Meals Programme (Mid Day Meal scheme) in (450) Government Junior colleges.




Accordingly, Government have decided to implement Mid-Day Meal Programme by giving hot cooked food to the students of Intermediate Education in the Government Junior Colleges in the State from 01-08-2018 onwards with a minimum 966 calories and 27.85 protein content every day per student by extending the same from High Schools/Centralised kitchens on par with 9th and 10 class students for the academic year 2018-19.

Government have decided to provide Mid-Day-Meal Programme by the same Head Masters of School Education to the Intermediate students in (331) Government Junior Colleges where they are together in the same campus. In the remaining (119) Government Junior Colleges, the adjacent Head Masters of School Education shall provide the Mid-Day-Meal by transporting it from the
nearby school at the cost of Intermediate Education Department.

Government hereby decided to implement the Mid-Day Meal (Cooked) programme during the current financial year i.e. 01-08-2018 upto last working day of the academic year 2018-19 to cover 1,74,683 students of Intermediate Education studying in Government Junior Colleges with an estimated cost of Rs.56.53 crores i.e. cooking cost Rs.23.75 crores, Supply of eggs Rs.13.08 crores, honorarium to Cook-cum-helpers for 10 months Rs.1.90 crores, cost towards food grains and transportation charges Rs.17.80 crores through the Commissioner of School Education Department.

For effective implementation of the Mid-Day-Meal (Cooked) Programme, Government hereby issue certain guidelines for monitoring supervision and review as annexed to this order.

The Commissioner of School Education and Commissioner of Intermediate Education shall coordinate and issue necessary instructions to the concerned in this regard.

The Commissioner of Intermediate Education, A.P., Guntur being a Nodal Officer for the Mid-Day-Meal Programme, is requested to submit a detailed progress report on the Programme every weekend to the Government without fail.

All the District Collectors are requested to implement the scheme in accordance with the guidelines annexed to this order, as well as the guidelines issued vide G.O.Ms.No.94 Education (SE-Prog.I) Department, dated 25-11-2002 suitably, wherever applicable.


GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MDM IN GOVERNMENT JUNIOR COLLEGES ANNEXURE(To G.O.Rt.No.215,School Education (IE) Department, dated 25-07-2018)


The Mid Day Meal Programme shall be implemented from 01-08-2018 by providing hot cooked food with a minimum of 966 calories and 27.85 gm of protein content every day per student as recommended by the NIN in the Government Junior Colleges in the State.

All students studying in 1st and 2nd year Intermediate in the Govt Junior Colleges will be covered under this scheme.

The cooked meal shall be supplied in good quality sealed insulated/stainless steel containers.

Temperature of the meal when served should be maintained as per the conditions, specified under MDM scheme implemented by School Education Department.

The Commissioner of School Education shall ensure that the Cook-cum- Helpers, required for cooking and serving are appointed. Engaging the Cook-cum-Helpers and payment of honorarium to cook-cum-helpers shall be as per MHRD norms.

Necessary training shall be provided to the newly appointed CCHs. The Commissioner, Intermediate Education shall arrange for training programme in consultation with the Commissioner of School Education

The Cooked Mid-Day Meal shall be fit for human consumption for four hours after cooking and it should be transported to Colleges and consumed by students within that time.

The Principals of Government Junior Colleges are responsible for transportation of cooked food from nearby High Schools to Junior Colleges in the containers, suitable for transportation and maintaining temperature.

The Commissioner Intermediate Education shall ensure that necessary vessels for transporting cooked food and eating plates are provided to the students. The expenditure shall be borne by them from within the budget, available.

The charges towards transportation of cooked food, in case of transportation from nearby High School, shall be borne by the commissioner of Intermediate Education.

The Centralised Kitchens/ NGOs are responsible for transportation and providing cooked meal to the students of Intermediate. The amount towards cooking cost will be paid by the Commissioner of School Education as per existing procedure.

The Principal, Government Junior Colleges shall ensure that the meal is served to the Intermediate students at specific time in co-ordination with the Head Masters of High Schools/ Centralised Kitchens/ NGOs.

The Principals of Government Junior Colleges shall provide the details such as enrolment, attendance; number of meals required etc., everyday to the HM or Centralised Kitchen, from where the meals are being supplied.

The Principals of Government Junior Colleges are responsible for expediting complete data to the Commissioner of School Education in the mobile app, meant for MDM scheme every day.

All the District Collectors shall ensure that the MoU with the Centralised Kitchen/NGOs includes the students of Government Junior Colleges, stringent mechanism to check and supervise the quality and quantity of meal supplied.

The expenditure towards transportation of food grains, required to supply meals to Intermediate students shall be borne by the Commissioner Intermediate Education in co-ordination with the School Education.

The Head Masters of the High School, from where the cooked food is to be supplied to nearby Junior College, has to maintain all the records of supply of food grains, eggs etc.

The State Civil Supplies Commissioner shall facilitate to supply food grains to the schools through existing supply system i.e. supply through the Fair Price Shops under e-pos system.

The Guidelines issued under G.O.Ms.No.94, Education (SE-Prog-I) Department, dated:25-11-2002 for implementation of Mid-Day Meals under School Education Department shall be followed in all aspects as suitable for Intermediate Education Department.

The Commissioner of Intermediate Education is the Nodal Officer for implementation of MDM in Junior Colleges.

The Commissioner Intermediate Education shall take required steps for monitoring the implementation of the scheme in Government Junior Colleges.

The existing suppliers shall supply eggs to the High Schools towards supply to Intermediate students over a period of three months or till further orders, whichever is earlier.


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