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SC Imposed Penalty On Mid Day Meal Scheme SC Imposed Penalty On Mid Day Meal Scheme

Bronze medal Reporter Adv.Lakshmi Posted 6 Dec 2018 Post Comment Visitors: 139 Read More News and Blogs
SC Imposed Penalty On Mid Day Meal Scheme

The Supreme Court levied to states Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir about 1 lakh rupees and 2 lakh rupees to Delhi government. This fine is for the operation slip iMid-Day,-Day , meal system. The above states failed on the generation of online links which shows the execution of the mid-day meal systems.T his was ruled by the Justice MB Lokur, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Hemant Gupta. Antarrashtriya Manav Adhikaar Nigraani Parishad’ submit the petition.



This petition was filed in 2013, and in that petition, he said that the government all over India about 12 lakh of schools come under the Government Sector and Aided sector. Based on this, the court asks the governments and union territories to upload the details of the number of students in their websites.

The bench said that

“they are constantly exposed to the risk of food poisoning and related health hazards due to a lack of mid-day meal infrastructure and proper monitoring of the scheme”

They also added that

“We have been trying to get the States to render assistance and to upload all the data so that necessary corrective steps can be taken from time to time. In spite of several of our orders, there has been little or no co-operation from some of the States.”
As on the judgment, the 3 judges said that
“Accordingly, we impose costs of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lac only) on the States of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya

and Odisha and direct that this amount is deposited with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within a period of four weeks for juvenile justice issues.”

More than a month has gone by and there has been absolutely no progress made by these States. Since the States have not supplied the necessary links or the details which are required for effective implementation of the Scheme, we have been left with no option but to impose costs for this totally unnecessary adjournment and for effectively denying benefits to the children of their States to which they are entitled.”

“We, therefore, impose costs of Rs.2,00,000/- (Rupees Two lacs only) to be deposited with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within four weeks from today for Juvenile Justice issues.”...

As per the information provided by the Press Information Bureau Government of India, the scheme of Mid-Day Meal National Food Security Act 2015. In their notification, they said that



Entitlements of children: Every child within the age group of six to fourteen years studying in classes I to VIII who enroll and attend the school, shall be provided hot cooked meal having nutritional standards of 450 calories and 12 gm of protein for primary and 700 calories and 20 gm protein for upper primary free of charge every day except on school holidays. The place of serving meals to the children shall be a school only. Lawyers in India.

Implementation of the Scheme: Every school shall have the facility for a cooking meal in a hygienic manner. Schools in an urban area may use the facility of centralized kitchens for cooking meals wherever required in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Government and the meal shall be served to children at respective school only.



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