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Midday meal workers meet with Edu dept officials

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GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - A delegation of midday meal workers today had a meeting with senior officials of the Education department and discussed threadbare the issues related to the flagship programme in the wake of the recent controversy arising out of the quality of the food supplied to the schools.

Pritam Saikia, Commissioner and Secretary, Elementary Education, who convened the meeting at Janata Bhawan informed that the delegation was apprised about the department�s position on the issue.

�We have assured them that their jobs are not going to be affected as has been speculated by a section of people, whether or not the NGOs remain in the scheme of things. The Minister, too, has told this earlier,� Saikia said.

�In any case, the new policy of supplying food through NGOs have been put on hold after the Chief Minister ordered an inquiry into the allegations,� he said. The inquiry report will be submitted in a month�s time.

�The delegation also demanded a hike in their allowance from Rs 1,000, which, too, would be considered by the government,� Saikia said.

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Midday meal workers meet with Edu dept officials

GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - A delegation of midday meal workers today had a meeting with senior officials of the Education department and discussed threadbare the issues related to the flagship programme in the wake of the recent controversy arising out of the quality of the food supplied to the schools.

Pritam Saikia, Commissioner and Secretary, Elementary Education, who convened the meeting at Janata Bhawan informed that the delegation was apprised about the department�s position on the issue.

�We have assured them that their jobs are not going to be affected as has been speculated by a section of people, whether or not the NGOs remain in the scheme of things. The Minister, too, has told this earlier,� Saikia said.

�In any case, the new policy of supplying food through NGOs have been put on hold after the Chief Minister ordered an inquiry into the allegations,� he said. The inquiry report will be submitted in a month�s time.

�The delegation also demanded a hike in their allowance from Rs 1,000, which, too, would be considered by the government,� Saikia said.

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