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Odisha Govt urges Centre to increase Honorarium of MDM Cook-cum-Helpers

ONI Bureau:  Odisha Government on Monday requested Centre, seeking increase in honorarium of cook-cum-helpers working under the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) programme.

The School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra today written a letter to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakadh Javadekar to release the Government of India’s enhanced 60% share towards the honorarium.

Worth mentioning, the State Government has decided to enhance the honorarium of cook-cum-helpers from Rs 1000 to Rs 2,000 per month under its enhanced share of Rs 400 (40%) with effective from January, 2018, the letter said.

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