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					MIDDAY MEAL SURVEY
ASHA PARIVAR


Date:
Time:
Name of Primary School:
Name of the Village/Town:
Block:
District:
State:


Part I - Questionnaire for Child

These questions should be asked to one of the Class 5 students and the survey should be conducted without a cook or cook’s
assistant present.


Name of the Child:
Age of the Child:
Gender (Male/Female):
Caste (SC/ST/OBC/General):


1. Is a hot cooked meal provided in the school?
    1. Yes
    2. No

2. Is the meal given sufficient in quantity?
    1. Yes
    2. No

3. Is the meal given on all working days throughout the year?
    1. Yes
    2. No

4. If the area is in a drought prone district ask:
   Is the meal provided during periods of long vacations?
    1. Yes
    2. No
Asha Parivar                                                                                  MDM Survey - Page 2


5. Are different menus served on different days of the week?
    1. Yes
    2. No

6. Do you bring your own plates and utensils from home?
    1. Yes
    2. No

    6b. If not, are the plates provided in the school identical for children of all castes?
        1. Yes
        2. No

7. Do you wash your hands before taking the food?
    1. Yes
    2. No

8. If a child asks for a second helping, is he/she given one?
    1. Yes
    2. No

9. Are any children made to sit separate from the other children?
    1. Yes
    2. No

10. Are any children given less or poorer quality food than the other children?
    1. Yes
    2. No



Comments
Asha Parivar                                                                         MDM Survey - Page 3


Part II - Questionnaire for Teacher/Cook and Observations

Name of the Respondent:
Occupation/Position in School:


1. Total number of registered students (by class and by gender), and the number of those students present
   in school today

                               Registered                                Present

         Class      Male Student      Female Student         Male Student      Female Student
         1

         2

         3

         4

         5

         Total

2. Where is the midday meal prepared?
    1. School
    2. Gram Pradhan’s Residence
    3. Other

3. Has a kitchen shed been constructed at the school?
    1. Yes
    2. No

4. Does the school house a source of drinking water?
    1. Yes
    2. No

5. Are there enough utensils for preparing and serving the food?
    1. Yes
    2. No

6. What fuel is used to cook the food?
    1. Gas
    2. Wood
    3. Both gas and wood
    4. Other
Asha Parivar                                                                  MDM Survey - Page 4


7. Has there been a cook assigned to prepare the midday meal?
    1. Yes
    2. No

8. What is the caste of the cook?
    1. SC
    2. ST
    3. OBC
    4. General
    5. Other Hindu
    6. Other Muslim
    7. Other
    8. Unable to say

9. What is the salary per month for the cook?
    1. Rs. 0 - 499
    2. Rs. 500 - 999
    3. Rs. 1000 - 1499
    4. Rs. 1500 - 1999
    5. Rs. 2000 - more

10. Is there an assistant cook?
    1. Yes
    2. No

11. Are the teachers involved at all in the preparation of the midday meal?
    1. Yes
    2. No

12. Who cleans the utensils used for cooking?
    1. Cook/assistant
    2. Teacher
    3. Shiksha Mitra
    4. Children
    5. Aanganbaadi (ICDS) Worker
    6. Multiple People
    7. Other

13. Who serves the food?
    1. Cook/assistant
    2. Teacher
    3. Shiksha Mitra
    4. Children
    5. Aanganbaadi (ICDS) Worker
    6. Multiple People
    7. Other
Asha Parivar                                                                          MDM Survey - Page 5


14. Is the food being tasted before being served to children?
    1. Yes
    2. No

15. How would you describe the quality of the food served to children today?
    1. Good
    2. Fair
    3. Poor
    4. Unable to observe

16. What was the weight of the ration cooked today?
    _______ kg.

17. Was the amount of ration cooked sufficient?
    1. Yes
    2. No

18. Approximately how much time did the process of cooking, serving and eating the food take?
    1. Less than 1 hour
    2. 1 hour
    3. 1 hour 30 minutes
    4. 2 hours
    5. 2 hour 30 minutes
    6. 3 hours or more

19. What was the total number of children who went home for lunch?
    ________

20. What percentage of the children went home for lunch?
    1. 0-25%
    2. 26-50%
    3. 51-75%
    4. 76-100%

21. During the last four weeks, how often has the midday meal been served in this school?
    1. Every day (except holidays)
    2. Most days
    3. From time to time
    4. Never
    5. Unable to say

22. Is the ration delivered to the school?
    1. Yes
    2. No
Asha Parivar                                                                              MDM Survey - Page 6


23. What is the source of the ration being supplied?
    1. House of Gram Pradhan or Kotedaar
    2. PDS Shop
    3. Other

24. What is the source of other cooking items being supplied (i.e. vegetables, cooking oil, soya bean, spices,
    ghee, etc.)?
    1. House of Gram Pradhan or Kotedaar
    2. PDS Shop
    3. Other

25. Does the ration usually reach the school on time?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Sometimes

26. Is information related to the midday meal scheme on display in the school?
    1. Yes
    2. No

27. Has the school been visited this school year by an official from the Education Department to inspect the
    midday meal?
    1. Yes
    2. No

28. Has there been any formal complaint issued regarding the midday meal?
    1. Yes
    2. No



Comments
Asha Parivar                                                                         MDM Survey - Page 7


Part III - Questionnaire for primary school facilities
These questions should be asked to a teacher at the school.


1. How many teachers, shiksha mitras, and other staff are there at the school?

                                                                   Any other Assistant
    Teacher            Shiksha Mitra                Cook
                                                                      (Pl. Specify)



2. How many rooms are there in the school?

    Classroom                Office                 Store       Any other (Please Specify)



3. Is the boundary wall constructed?
   1. Yes
   2. No

4. Is there a restroom facility?
   1. Yes
   2. No

5. If yes, are the children using it?
   1. Yes
   2. No

6. Is there sports equipment available for the students?
   1. Yes
   2. No.



Comments
Asha Parivar                                               MDM Survey - Page 8


Record any other complaints made during the survey here:

        Children’s Complaints:




        Cook’s Complaints:




        Teachers’ Complaints:




        Shiksha Mitra’s Complaints:




        Guardians’ Complaints




Name of Surveyer:
Contact Number:
To

Public Information Officer,
Office of Basic Eduction Officer,
District:


Subject: Application for Information under the Right to Information Act 2005, Section 6 (1)

Dear Sir,

Kindly provide us the following information under the Right to Information Act 2005, Section 6 (1)

     1. Total number of students registered in Primary School at ____________________. Kindly
        provide the list class wise.
     2. During the Financial Year of ____ ____ what was the amount of money spent on
        construction work of Primary School at ____________________? Kindly provide the
        details of heads under which the expenditure was done.
     3. Kindly provide the details of Ration used and Cash expenditure for the Primary School
        at____________________ for Mid Day Meal project during the Financial Year ____
        _____.
     4. How many students received the scholarship for the Primary School
        at____________________ during the Financial Year ____ _____. and what was the total
        amount disbursed?
     5. What was the expenditure for the repair, white wash, stationery, sports equipments, and
        plantation for the Primary School at____________________ during the Financial Year
        ____ _____. Kindly provide the details for each expenditure head.
     6. How many Teachers and Shiksha Mitra are appointed for the Primary School
        at____________________ ? Please provide the list along with the names.

The Indian Postal Order bearing the denomination of Rs. 10/- is attached herewith against the
prescribed fee under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Regards,

				
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