Academics search launch of mid-day meal grant
Amritsar, September 19
Members of the Democratic Academics’ Union expressed concern over the delay in cost of value of making ready mid-day meals that will straight influence the continuation of the scheme.
DTF state president Vikram Dev Singh and secretary Ashwani Awasthi, who can be the district unit head of DTF, sought fast launch of the cost that features the price of meal preparation and salaries of the cooks.
“The price of the meal per youngster in a faculty is Rs 7.50 for college kids of Class VI to VIII and Rs 5 for major class college students. Salaries of prepare dinner and different employees in faculties is Rs 3,000 per college. The grant in respect of expenditure incurred by faculties on mid-day meals has not been paid for the reason that final two months. Academics are paying for the meals and the prepare dinner’s salaries from their very own pockets,” stated Ashwani.
Mamata Sharma, the provincial normal secretary of the Mid-Day Meal Employees’ Union, stated round 42,000 mid-day meal employees in Punjab had been disadvantaged of their salaries and had been protesting to get their salaries.
Ashwani stated district training officers had been knowledgeable of the difficulty however nothing had been accomplished to date.
In the meantime, underneath a brand new system, a mid-day meal supervisor is assigned to each district, who accounts the expenditure for mid-day meal within the district and applies for cost by digital mode. The cost of the grant is obtained by on-line methodology, but there was a delay within the launch of grants.