R C No 100, five eggs per week to the children by the existing Agencies as per existing procedureThe government have accorded permission to the Commissioner of School Education to extend the tenure period for supply of Eggs to the existing firms from July-2018 till the completion of the tender process or three months whichever is earlier. After expiry of tenure, the work of supply of eggs to the children was entrusted to the Cooking Agencies or NGOs/ Centralised kitchens. But, the Cooking Agencies have expressed inability to provide eggs to the children in view of high cost and non-availability of funds to meet such expenditure. The District Educational Officers in their letters have informed that the several Cooking Agencies have represented stating that they are unwilling to supply eggs to the children.
In view of the above circumstances and keeping in view the welfare of the children, the tenure of the existing bidders is extended until further orders for supply of eggs to the children under Mid-Day Meal scheme with immediate effect.
The District Educational Officers are requested to take necessary measures for the supply of five eggs per week to the children by the existing Agencies as per existing procedure/norms.