Healthy and hygienic foods in the Departmental Canteens
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.- 110010
F. No. No. AN/III/3012/Circular/ Vol.X
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Subject: Introduction of healthy and hygienic foods in the Departmental Canteens.
The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution, sponsored by India, declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets. The resolution is intended to increase public awareness on the health benefits of millets and their suitability for cultivation under tough conditions marked by climate change.
2. In line with the resolution adopted by UN General Assembly and in compliance of the instructions received from the Ministry, the undersigned is directed to advise Controllers offices to restrict fried food items and aerated cold drinks in their menu and replace with healthy/ millets based food items in their departmental canteen such as poha, moong dal chilla, upama, rajama wrap, fruit shakes in snacks and khichadi, missi/ bajara roti, dal, seasonal vegetable, curd etc. in lunch.
3. In this context, a copy of Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training’s OM no. 4/1/2022-Dir(C) dated 19.09.2022 alongwith copy of DO letter no. G.20011/01/2016-HC dated 22.08.2022 from Shri Alok Saxena, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is enclosed.
Accounts Officer (Admin.)