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Distribution of school bags to all the students of upper primary level is a new initiative. School bags have been distributed to 57,05,161 no. of students of class V-VIII in the year 2018.
Black school shoes distributed to all students of primary level, adding to a total of 51,00,000 students from classes I-V who were benefitted from this scheme.
Cooked Mid-Day Meal Programme is one of the most important flagship programme in the country. Originally, this programme covered the children studying in Primary schools (Class: I-V) and later it has been extended to the Upper Primary stage of education (Class: VI-VIII). It covers the Govt., Govt. aided, Local Body schools besides the children studying in Madrasah, NCLP, SSK, MSK etc.
CMDMP, 2006 seeks to address two of the most pressing problems for the majority of children in India, namely, hunger and education by:
Additional objective is :
The Food norms would be as under :
|Sl. No.||Items||Quantity Per Meal|
|Primary students||Upper Primary & NCLP students|
|1.||Food-grains (Rice)||100gms||150gms||2.||Pulse||20gms||30gms||3.||Vegetables (leafy also)||50gms||75gms|
|4.||Oil & Fat||5.0gms||07.5gms|
|5.||Salt & Condiments||As per need||As per need|
Assistance of cooking cost has been provided by the Govt. of India and State Govt. The rate of cooking cost from 1st April, 2018 onwards is as follows :
|Stage||Total cost per meal||Central state sharing 60:40|
|Central contribution||State contribution|
|Primary||Rs.4.35||Rs.2.61||Rs.1.74||Upper Primary & NCLP||Rs.6.51||Rs.3.91||Rs.2.60|
The cooking cost would include the cost of pulses, vegetables, oil, fats, salt& condiments and fuel.
Rice is allowed by the Govt. of India @ 100gms per child per school day for Primary students and @ 150gms per child per school day for Upper Primary & NCLP students. Rice is lifted from the FCI godowns at districts. The supply of food-grains will be of best available quality or at least of Fair Average Quality (FAQ).
Payment of honorarium to cook-cum-helpers under CMDMP was made earlier from State Budget @ Rs.600/- per month per school. From December, 2009, Govt. of India decided to pay honorarium to cook-cum-helper @Rs.1000/- for each cook-cum-helper and the expenditure towards the honorarium was shared between the Central and the State on 75:25 basis. At present from July 2016 the expenditure is being shared between the Central and the State on 60:40 basis.
The sharing pattern is as under: -
|Total honorarium for one cook-
cum-helper for one month
|Central share||State share|
|Rs. 1,500/-||Rs. 600/-||Rs.900/- |
Rs. 400/- (as per norms) Rs. 500/-
(additional given by the State Govt.)
Honorarium to cook-cum-helpers is paid for 10 months in a Financial Year.
One cook-cum-helper may be engaged in a school under MDM programme having 25 students, two cook-cum-helpers for schools having 26 to 100 students and one additional cook-cum-helper for every additional of up to 100 students.
Assistance for procurement of kitchen devices for CMDMP programme was provided by every 5 years @ Rs.5000/- per school.
Recently, it has been decided to revise the existing norms of assistance of kitchen devices by linking them to the enrolment in the schools as follows:
|Enrolment slab||Unit cost of Assistance in Rs.
(Central state sharing 60:40)
|Up to 50||10,000/-|
|51 to 150||15,000/-|
|151 to 250||20,000/-|
|250 and above||25,000/-|
The Govt. of India allows maximum Rs.1,500/- per MT as transportation assistance for transportation of food-grains to school end. Payment of transportation cost is to be made as per existing PDS rates and distance of school from the FCI godown.
Since inception, the Central government as well as State Government sanctioned Rs. 60,000/- per unit for construction of Kitchen-cum-Store under this programme.
As per new pattern 20sq.meter plinth area has been taken as base for construction of kitchen-Cum-Store having upto 100 students. For every additional upto 100 students additional 4 sq. meter plinth area will be added. The minimum allowable amount for construction of Kitchen-cum-Store is Rs.2,00,000/- per school for normal zone. Rs. 2,50,000/- and Rs. 3,00,000/- may be allotted for saline zone and hilly areas respectively.
It has been decided to provide assistance of Rs. 10,000/- for repairing of Kitchen cum stores constructed 10 years ago on 60:40 sharing basis between Centre and State.
Central assistance is provided to State for Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (MME) of this programme @ 2.7% of total assistance of the recurring central assistance.
A notice board is to be erected in front of each and every school under CMDMP for displaying the following particulars:
School Education Department takes initiative in connection with the identification and proper education / training of the CWSN along with the normal children in regular mainstream education system. The Dept. has the following activities in this regard:
West Bengal Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship is given @ Rs. 12000/- per year to the students who score more than 75% marks in the Madhyamik Pariksha and High Madrasha Final Exam. whose family income is below Rs. 250000/- per year.