HC criticises govt. for its failure in implementing midday meal scheme

Nov11,2020 #HIGH COURT
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The Karnataka High Court bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar condemned the government for its implementation of the midday meal scheme in the pandemic.


The Court said that the government’s inefficiency to provide the meal infringed Article 21 of the right to life and personal liberty and also violated provisions of the NFSA (National Food Security Act, 2013).


The state government admitted its failure to provide food during the COVID times as the schools were closed down.


The Bench directed the concerned authority to file an affidavit, listing to compensate the default and its implementation.

It further stated the Secretary to file an affidavit as to providing supplementary nutrition under the Integrated Child Development Scheme.


The Secretary will have to file the affidavit by November 17.


The counsel for the petitioner submitted that the default on the government’s part violated children’s rights.

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