Fund Flow Mechanism – System for release of funds (Central Share and State share)
Funds for Mid Day Meal Scheme are released by the MHRD, Govt. of India to the State Finance Department for Central Share. The State Finance Department released the same to the Education Department and from the Education Department to the Directorate of School Education & Literacy. The State Finance Department also released the State Share meant for the same.
The Directorate released funds for Mid Day Meal by E-transfer for cooking cost to the schools, cost of food grains to the Dy. Commissioners and Cook-cum-helper to the schools/bank account of cooks.
At present, there is no delay in releasing of funds at different levels as it is done by E-transfer but depending on availability of funds for Mid Day Meal.
In case of delay in releasing of funds from the State/Districts, a Corpus Fund of Rs. 10 crores is being provided by Finance Department in order to avoid interruption in implementation of Mid Day Meal Scheme.
Initiatives taken by the State for pre-positioning of Corpus Funds of Rs. 10 crores for implementation of Mid Day Meal is maintained and used as and when fund is awaited from Govt. of India.