January 22, 2021 2:35 pm
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has announced that from the upcoming session, the subsidy for the Parliament canteen will be scrapped. How cheap is the food at the Parliament canteen, and how much was the government spending on it?
January 19, 2021 6:01 pm
Talking to reporters about preparations for the next Parliament session, beginning January 29, Birla also said the Parliament canteens will now be run by ITDC in place of Northern Railways.
January 01, 2016 10:13 am
An official said the Speaker, who gave the final nod for the hike, had “taken a number of decisions, the most important being that the canteen will now work on a no-profit, no-loss basis”.
August 09, 2015 12:33 am
Of the Rs 14 crore annual subsidy that has MPs in a soup, hardly Rs 3 crore goes towards food. The staff’s top concern most days is getting raw materials past security.
August 07, 2015 7:36 am
An exchange over subsidies, in the Parliament canteen as well as elsewhere, has broken out between BJD MP Baijayant Jay Panda and a group of 12 Congress MPs.
July 21, 2015 1:35 am
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she was speaking on the subject as an RTI query revealed that the canteen got a total subsidy of Rs 60.7 crore during the last five years.
June 24, 2015 1:32 pm
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said a debate is "good" and some constructive solution will come out of it.