The Supreme Courtruled
todaythat no-lunch scheme was ignored by various states. The information requested by the petitioner regarding the scheme has been imposed by the States that have shown tiredness without linking to the Education website. Penalty for various states, including Andhra Pradesh. A bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice Abdul Nazir and Justice Deepakugupta, on Tuesday, filed a petition filed by interim magistrate officer Niranjan Parish. “The midday meal scheme provides the benefit of every child in the country. Most states ignore it. The petitioner alleged that the benefits of the Scheme were not for children and that food was disappearing. We have been trying to tell the States to include relevant information on the Education Department website to ensure corrective action. There is no minimum contribution from some states even though it has been repeatedly ordered. The same thing was given to Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Odisha on 26.10.18. There is no progress from the respective states beyond the month. The inquiry is being postponed unnecessarily. We are facing a penalty for Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Odisha. This amount should be paid to the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee in four weeks for the settlement of child issues. The petitioner’s advocate, the Additional Solicitor General, urged the timeframe to elaborate / expand the committee on the scheme. The next hearing is postponed to 4 weeks, “the bench said.