Bhubaneswar, November 25 (LocalWire) Authority on Monday ordered a probe following a complaint by residents that girl students were engaged in mid-day meal cooking in a government school in Balasore district.
Villagers spotted girls cooking at the upper primary school in Sunduri village under Sadar block.
“Employing children in such work is an act of impropriety,” district Collector K Sudarshan Chakravarthy said.
The district education officer has been asked to inquire into and submit a report.
Based on probe findings, disciplinary action will be taken against the school authorities, he added.
The Mid-day meal is a nationwide feeding scheme of the government to improve the nutritional status of the children and reducing drop out rates.