SunstarTV Bureau: There will be no food subsidy at the parliament canteen from the upcoming Parliament session beginning this month-end.
Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla made the announcement addressing the media ahead of the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament, “Food subsidy at Parliament canteen has been completely removed”.
Sources said that the savings could add up to almost Rs 17 core annually with the removal of subsidised food at the Parliament canteen.
In the winter session of Parliament in 2019, Birla mooted a suggestion for it and the Members of Parliament unanimously decided to not avail of any subsidy at the Parliament canteen.
Birla later shared details about the time schedule of how Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will function in the upcoming session.