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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The Commissioner of School Education and Commissioner of Intermediate Education shall coordinate and issue necessary instructions to the concerned in this regard.
7. 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.
Copy of Mid Day Meal G.O No 215