Educational Department of Punjab has released an order in favor of mid-day meal cooks in government schools to issue their identity cards.
DEMAND FOR THE UNIFORMS
However, the Midday Meal Union in Ludhiana has also asked the government to provide them with their uniform as well.
According to him, in some schools, authorities concerned have provided uniforms to cooks and helpers, which is worth a praise. As every school cannot provide uniform, the union want the government to provide uniforms to cooks and helpers.
MID-DAY MEAL UNION DEMANDING HIKE IN SALARIES
According to the union member, the government has just given a hike Rs 500 for the cooks and instead of Rs 1,200 they are being paid Rs 1,700. We want our salaries as per the DC rates and at least Rs 300 per day should be given as we work for five hours.
However, according to Inderjit Singh, Director at Elementary School Education, there is no plan to introduce uniforms for them as of now.
STUDENTS FALLING ILL FOR CONSUMING THE MID-DAY MEAL IN DELHI
Keeping these demands aside, recently as per the PTI report, over 25 students has fallen ill after consuming mid-day meal at a government school in Delhi’s Narela area and were rushed to a hospital.
This is the second case within a week, recently two girls fell ill after having mid-day meal on Saturday at a Delhi government school in East Delhi’s Khichdipur. According to them, the food had a dead lizard inside it.