Calcutta: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated on Saturday January 14 that the central authorities will quickly dispatch a team to review the implementation of midday meal program in totally different components of West Bengal. “On January 5, Opposition Leader Suvendu Adhikari filed a petition earlier than the Government of India. In view of this, the division has arrange a Joint JRM Review Mission, which can be comprised of all specialists and nutritionists whereas in 2020 the state opposed the go to of such a joint review mission (JRM), this time we’re decided to send a JRM,” Pradhan stated whereas addressing reporters. .
He additional stated that central officers, state officers and state specialists can be half of the proposed team.
In a letter to Pradhan, Adhikari urged: Union Minister of Education: to send a central audit team to examine the alleged large-scale embezzlement of lunch funds.
According to an official assertion from the Ministry of Education, the JRM will go to West Bengal and review just a few main areas together with the implementation of the curriculum at state, district and faculty ranges throughout a interval of time specified on outlined parameters.
“The JRM will also review the flow of funds from the state to implementing schools/agencies, program coverage and availability of management structure at state, district and block levels. It will also review mechanism for delivering food grains to schools,” the ministry stated on Friday.
Recently, the authorities of West Bengal has determined to serve rooster and seasonal fruits in midday meals for 4 months ranging from January and has allotted Rs 371 crore for the introduction of the similar. According to an official notification, rooster and seasonal fruits can be served as soon as per week for 4 months for further diet below PM POSHAN.
Pradhan moreover hit the Mamata Banerjee Government and stated schooling coverage was not working correctly in West Bengal due to widespread corruption. “We need to educate people to make better choices in the next election,” he added.
Pradhan then visited the residence of a Bharatiya Janata Party employee and had lunch with others in Kolkata.
Notably, the get together is making preparations for the Panchayat elections, which can doubtless be held early this yr. The polls can be essential as they’re seen as a litmus check for the Trinamool Congress and the opposition BJP forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
While the BJP managed to win 18 of the Lok Sabha’s 42 seats in West Bengal in the 2019 normal elections, the TMC returned to energy in the 2021 Assembly polls for the third consecutive time with a big majority.