Mid Day Meal Scheme : Programme Approval Board (PAB) Meetings

Introduction :

  1. Mid Day Meal Scheme assigns importance to the preparation of Annual Work Plan & Budget (AWP&B) by States/UT Administrations based on information maintained at school level and aggregated in Block, District and State level. It envisages a bottom-up approach, rather than a top-down approach to planning. It is necessary that there is documentation of the process of plan preparation to ensure that they have been prepared at the School level through participatory planning processes. The framework for preparation of the Annual Work Plan & Budget is appended at Annexure-11 (State &   District performa) of Guidelines of MDM - 2006.
  2. The AWP&B framework is designed to provide a comprehensive picture of present scenario in the State as far as implementation of MDMS is concerned. It contains details of Management Structure, Implementation processes, Monitoring systems, sociological break up of target groups infrastructure position, findings of evaluation studies, strategies to tackle problems, community participation, best practices and new initiatives etc.
  3. State governments and UT Administrations will prepare a comprehensive AWP&B, inter alia, with detailed district-wise information as per the guidlines given in annexure-11 of guidelines - 2006.
    State/UTs PAB documents (State Writeup,State/UTs' Annual Work Plan & Budget, Factsheet, Appraisal Notes, State Presentation, MHRD Presentation and Minutes are available year wise):