Mid-day meal scheme: SC slaps fine on 5 states including JK

Mid-day meal scheme: SC slaps fine on 5 states including JK

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a fine on five states and Delhi, saying they were “not taking seriously” the matter related to implementation of the mid-day meal scheme in schools.
The Apex Court directed states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir to pay Rs one lakh each as costs for their failure to create an online link along with a chart meant for monitoring the implementation and hygiene of mid-day meal scheme in Government-run schools.
The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta, directed that the costs be deposited with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee within four weeks.

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