Centre constitutes Joint Review Mission for West Bengal to review the implementation of PM POSHAN Scheme

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Ministry of Education has constituted a Joint Review Mission to visit the State of West Bengal to review the implementation of the centrally sponsored scheme, Pradhan Mantri Poshan Shakti Nirman (PM POSHAN) in the month of January, 2023. The Joint Review Mission comprises of members drawn from Nutrition experts, Officers from Government of India and the State Government. Terms of Reference is enclosed (Annexure-1).

 The JRM team reviews the implementation of the scheme at State, district and at school levels for a specified period of time on defined parameters.


Annexure -1

Terms of Reference for Joint Review Mission


  1. Review the fund flow from State to Schools/implementing agencies.
  2. Review the coverage of the Scheme
  3. Review the availability of Management Structure at State, District, Block level
  4. Review the delivery mechanism of food grains from State to Schools
  5. Review the smooth implementation of the Scheme with particular reference to Interruptions.
  6. Review the Creation of Capital Assets
  7. Construction of Kitchen-cum-stores
  8. Procurement/Replacement of Kitchen Devices
  9. Review the involvement of NGO’s/Trust/Centralized kitchens in the Scheme
  10. Review the payment of Cost of Food grains to Food Corporation of India
  11. Review the convening the meetings of District Level Committee under Chairpersonship of senior most Member of Parliament.(Lok Sabha)
  12. Review the Management Information System (MIS)

m. Review the implementation of Automated Monitoring System

  1. Convergence with Rastriya Bal SwasthyaKaryakram for health check-up, supplementation of micronutrients under WIFS & deworming medicine under National deworming day and health check-ups and supply of spectacles to children suffering from refractive errors.
  2. Operationalization of Mid-Day Meal Rules, 2015
  3. Dissemination of Food Safety Guidelines up to District, Block and School
  4. Enrolment of children and Cook-cum-Helpers under Aadhaar
  5. Payment of Honorarium to Cook-cum-Helpers
  6. System of Storage food grains and other ingredients
  7. Role of Teachers in Scheme
  8. Tasting of Meal by Teacher, Parents and Community.
  1. Testing of meals

w. Involvement of Community

  1. Bank Account of Cook-cum-helpers
  1. Awareness of the Scheme
  2. Contingency Plan

Nutritional aspects:

  1. To assess the anthropometric measurements of a sample of children availing meal
    1. Height ii. Weight iii. Mid arm Circumference
    2. To Calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI) on the basis of measurement of height and weight.
    3. To identify the children who are undernourished and over nourished.
    4. To review the quality and quantity of the served Meal.
    5. To review the satisfaction of the children parents and community on the served meal under PM POSHAN in respect of quality and quantity.
    6. To suggest some nutritionally balanced region specific recipes.




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