Present: K.Sandhya Rani, I.Po.S

Rc.No. 100/MDM/2016
Dated: 24.08.2017

Sub: SE - MDM - Supply of Eggs to the school Education Department under Mid Day Meal Scheme - Certain Complaints on supply of Eggs - Instructions - Reg.

              All the RJDSEs and District Educational Officers in the State are hereby informed that the complaints have been received from the various schools/officers/ SHG members on the supply of eggs to the school children. They are stating that the suppliers are supplying spoiled and underweight eggs. The same complaints was published in certain news papers.

        In view of the above, the following guidelines are issued to avoid the further more complaints in supply of eggs.

  1. Eggs should be taken for one week only as per roll/indent. If the supplier insisted to take for 2 weeks or 3 weeks, straight away reject the effs for 2 or 3 weeks and take effs for one week only, why because the eggs will be spoiled.

  2. While taking eggs from the supplier verify the weight of the eggs randomly and it should be 48 - 52 gms and return the underweight eggs.

  3. Store the eggs in open area without locking into closed almaraiahs or boxes.

  4. Time barred and damaged eggs should not be utilized for cooking purpose.

  5. Before boiling of eggs the eggs, just fill a bowl with cold water and place eggs in the bowl. If they sink to the bottom and lay flat on their sides, they're very fresh. If the egg floats to the top, it's not good for eating. These eggs should not be utilized.

  6. The spoiled eggs should be replaced with the fresh eggs. The HM should obtain fresh eggs from the supplier in the place of spoiled eggs.

  7. If the supplier rejects to replace the eggs, the fact should be informed to the MEO/DI concerned or to the DEO.

  8. Remove / dispose of the rotten/spoiled eggs from School premises to avoid bad smell and to protect the environment in the Kitchen Cum Store room /School.

  9. Even after boiling, if it is noticed that the eggs are in bad condition, do not serve such eggs to the students and inform the same to the supplier and the next day serve fresh and good quality eggs to the students.

  10. The HM should ensure the eggs available at the school and to deduct the opening balance of previous week and to obtain the remaining required eggs for that week in prescribed proforma.

          Hence, the Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers are requested to follow the baove guidelines scrupulously and issue instructions to all the MEOs/HMs in their respective district for strict compliance.

         They are further requested to give wide publicity in this regard and to avoid further more complaints in supply of eggs.

For Commissioner Of School Education. 

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