Mid Day Meal (MDM) Rice for school students were misappropriated by District and Block In-charge staff in Chandel District, alleged the Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) Chandel District.
Informing about the Mid Day Meal Rice being misappropriated, Doumang Haokip, KSO Chandel District told that as per the guidelines of the scheme, the concern authority should distribute the rice of Mid Day Meal according to the number of the students enrolled in each school.
However, In contrary to the guideline, Koireng, D.I.who is a District in charge of Mid Day Meal distributed half Quintal (50 kgs) of MDM rice for every school irrespective of the number of students enrolled, added the President.
Haokip further said that for effective implementation of Mid Day Meal Scheme in the District, the students’ Organisation and the District/Block In charge of Mid Day Meal Scheme had an agreement to deliver the rice at the door step of every school or atleast to be delivered at the Block Headquarters. But, the District and Block in charge of Mid Day Meal continued to distribute the rice according to their whim at Pallel and Sugnu despite the agreement with the students’ body, lamented the Students’ Leader.
While condemning the action of Koireng, D.I. and his accomplice in misappropriating the rice, President of the Students’ Organization appealed the concern authority to investigate and take up a stringent action against the District and Block in charge of Mid Day Meal for swindling the mid day meal’s rice and depriving the young students of their mid day meal.
If the concern authority fail to take up action against the In-charge of Mid Day Meal in the District, the student’s organization will be compeled to launch intense form of agitation, warned the President.