Mid day meal Material Cost (earlier known as cooking cost) w.e.f. 01.10.2022

F. No. l-3/2021-DESK(MDM)-Part(2)
Government of India
Ministry of Education
Department of School Education & Literacy
(PM POSHAN Division)

Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 7th October, 2022

The Principal Secretaries / Secretaries (Education) / Nodal Department of all
the States and UTs for PM POSHAN Scheme

Subject: Revision of Material Cost (earlier known as cooking cost) @ 9.6% w.e.f. 1st October, 2022 during 2022-23 under PM POSHAN Scheme -regarding.

Sir / Madam,

           I am directed to inform that it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to increase the Material Cost (earlier known as cooking cost) by 9.6% over and above the existing cooking cost under PM POSHAN Scheme w.e.f. 1st October, 2022 for the year 2022-23. The Material Cost will be shared between the Centre and States as per the approved funding pattern of 90:10 for North Eastern Region (NER) States and 2 Himalayan States & UT of J&K, 100% for Union Territories without Legislature and 60:40 for other States as well as 2 Union Territories with Legislature (Delhi and Puducherry). The revised rates of Material Cost admissible w.e.f. 01.10.2022 during 2022-23 for Bal Vatika, Primary and Upper Primary classes would be as under:-

Stage Revised Material cost per child per day Centre-State sharing
Non-NER States and UTs with Legislature (60:40) NER States and 2 Himalayan States and UT of J&K (90:10) UTs without Legislature (100)
Centre State Centre State Centre
Bal Vatika &  Primary Rs 5.45 Rs 3.27 Rs 2.18 Rs 4.91 Rs 0.54 Rs 5.45
Upper  Primary Rs 8.17 Rs 4.90 Rs 3.27 Rs 7.35 Rs 0.82 Rs 8.17

2. The above Material Cost rates indicate the minimum mandatory contribution by the State Governments /UT Administrations. However, States / UTs may contribute more than their prescribed share, as some States/UTs had been contributing more than their minimum mandatory share from their own resources for providing meals with augmented nutrition under PM POSHAN Scheme.

3. You are requested to disseminate the above increase in the Material Cost to all concerned and the field functionaries up to school / cooking agency level to ensure prompt implementation of the revised Material Cost with effect from  1st October, 2022.

4. These issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of  Expenditure vide OM. No 13(02)/PFC-II/2021 dated 27th September, 2022.

Yours Faithfully
Director (PM POSFIAN)