It seems like the government is using this move to make sure children are forcefully enrolled under Aadhaar, as it has no positive effects on the mid-day meal scheme.
Just days after it announced that Aadhaar will be compulsory for children to access the mid-day meal scheme, the government announced two more such orders.
Beyond the contribution of individual CMs like Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu developed a commitment to universal and well-functioning public services thanks to the power of democratic action, public reasoning and social action.
The governments need to realise their obligation towards the marginalised and cannot wait for the courts to remind them of their duties.
The directions issued by the court include mid-day meals during summer vacation, addition of egg or milk to the mid-day meal menu and universal access to food-grain ration.