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Centre asks States, UTs to conduct social audit for mid-day meal scheme

The social audit is important in detecting irregularities like siphoning of funds and helps the authorities to get feedback from the local community, on the mid-day meal scheme

Mid-day meal

BS Web Team New Delhi
The government of India has asked the states and the union territories (UTs) to carry out a social audit for the mid-day meal scheme in every district by November 30. The social audit is mandatory under the National Food Security Act, 2013, a report by Indian Express (IE) said. 

Several states have been running behind their schedule to conduct the audit, the report added. Also, several states have told the centre that the process was initiated in past, and final reports were not submitted to the Ministry of Education, in several cases. 

The social audit is important in detecting irregularities

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First Published: Sep 26 2022 | 11:04 AM IST

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