Mid­day meal: Govt re­leases funds for 20 days, teach­ers de­mand full grant

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Punjab -

JALANDHAR : The teach­ers un­der the Demo­cratic Teach­ers’ Front (DTF) Union on Tues­day or­gan­ised a meet and de­cided not to serve the mid-day meal in schools un­til gov­ern­ment clears dues along with one-month ad­vance money to run the scheme.

The gov­ern­ment, how­ever, on Mon­day had re­leased funds for 20 days to run the scheme in Kapurthala district. Gov­ern­ment teach­ers in 650 schools of the district have not re­ceived any grant un­der the mid-day meal scheme from the state gov­ern­ment since Au­gust. The teach­ers un­der the had also submitted a mem­o­ran­dum to the district ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer( pri­mary) de­mand­ing re­lease of funds. But to no avail.

Union mem­ber Sukhdev Se­nior said, “This is not pos­si­ble for us now. The Union has con­veyed this to all those pay­ing from their pocket to stop serv­ing food from next Mon­day.” HTC

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