Parliament’s canteen subsidy will be out of next session

New Delhi: From next session, MPs may have to pay more for food served in Parliament canteen, as they unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday to withdraw the subsidy on food. Sources said that MPs from all sides took the decision in a business advisory committee (BAC) meeting, in which Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla suggested the proposal to waive subsidy to all MPs in the Parliament canteen.
It is learnt that the subsidy in Parliament canteen might be withdrawn from the next session and all MPs will have to pay money for the food as per its preparation cost on “no profit, no loss” basis. The new rate will apply to MPs, officials of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, media persons, security personnel as well as visitors.Sources said Rs 17 crore could be saved annually and that the food in the Parliament canteen will be sold at actual cost. As per the subsidized rates, a plate of vegetarian ‘thali’ costs Rs 30, while non-veg ‘thali’ costs Rs 60 in Parliament canteen.
Other items offered at a discounted cost are bread and butter 6 rupees, chapati 2 rupees, chicken curry 50 rupees, chicken cutlets (per plate) Rs 41, tandoori chicken 60 rupees, coffee 5 rupees, dosa plain 12 rupees, fish 40 rupees. . , Hyderabadi chicken biryani 65 rupees, mutton curry 45 rupees, rice (boiled) 7 rupees and soup 14 rupees.Foods in Parliament’s canteen became expensive from January 2016, and after crying in 2015 it was revealed that the canteen was being subsidized up to 80 percent of its cost. The rate revision was ordered by the then Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

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