MDM ARMS Mid Day Meal Automated Reporting Management System


With a view to enhancing enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children, the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) was launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme on 15th August 1995. The scheme underwent many changes over the years and is now known as “National Programme of Mid-Day Meal in Schools”. Over 10 crore eligible school children in almost 11 lakh schools benefit from the Scheme. In order to efficiently manage the enrolment and meals being served in the Schools of various States, the MDM-ARMS software has been developed as a product so that any State Education Department can use it. The data collected will be reflected on the National Portal on daily basis. The primary objective of the MDM-ARMS software is the instant reporting of meals served in various schools of the State/Country, primarily through SMS from the mobile phones of teachers on the Nation-wise Toll free Number 15544. This toll free number is available across all mobile service providers for the country and no charges are levied to the registered teachers for sending the mid day meal data through SMS on this number. The software has been designed and developed by NIC Himachal Pradesh State Centre in consultation with the Departments of Elementary Education, Himachal Pradesh, Department of School Education and Literacy, MHRD, GoI, NIC teams in MHRD and Hqrs for online data transfer to National portal, synchronisation of data, Toll-free SMS solution, its integration with the NIC SMS gateway and MeitY, GoI. The backend software comprising of a number of master tables for storing location, school, teachers, MDM data, alerts, monitoring tools, direct entry of meals data, graphical reports, interfacing with the mobile app, GIS reports etc.

Contact Details

Sanjay Kumar

National Informatics Centre CGO Complex, Longwood Shimla - 171001