The Central Government issues guidelines which are taken into consideration by State Governments when implementing the scheme. However, there are some states which have issued guidelines that are different from Central Guidelines.
A National Steering-cum-Monitoring Committee is set up at the national level to monitor the program, assess impact and provide policy advice to Central and State Governments. Central assistance in the form of subsidies is released upon submission of the committee’s Annual Work Plan by the Program Approval Board.
Steering-cum-Monitoring Committees are also set up at a state level to monitor the program. A nodal department is authorized to take responsibility. Implementation cells are organized by the nodal department and one officer is appointed at each district and block level to oversee effective implementation of the program.
The Panchayats/ Urban Local Bodies are in charge of the scheme in states where primary education is entrusted to them.
Flow of Funds
The Ministry of Human Resource Development is the nodal agency for sanctioning of funds and supply of food grains (central assistance) to the states on behalf of the Government of India.
Flow of Grains
source of images: Planning Commission, Govt. of India