Costs of meals objects served at Parliament canteens are set to rise as subsidies on them have been utterly eliminated.
Subsidies on meals served at Parliament canteens can be eliminated from the upcoming Budget session. (Picture: PTI/Representational picture)
Food served in Parliament canteens for MPs and others will turn out to be costlier as a subsidy given for it has been stopped, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla stated on Tuesday.
Whereas Birla didn’t specify the monetary implications of the transfer, sources stated the Lok Sabha Secretariat can yearly save more than Rs 8 crore with the subsidy coming to an finish.
Speaking to reporters about preparations for the subsequent Parliament session, starting January 29, Birla additionally stated the Parliament canteens will now be run by ITDC instead of Northern Railways.
Birla stated all Members of Parliament can be requested to endure the COVID-19 check earlier than the beginning of the Budget session.
Whereas Rajya Sabha will sit from 9 am to 2 pm, Lok Sabha will perform within the second half from 4-8 pm. The Query Hour can be allowed through the session for an already mounted time of 1 hour.
He stated all preparations have additionally been made for RTPCR COVID-19 checks of MPs close to their residence.
In Parliament premises, the RTPCR checks can be performed on January 27-28, whereas preparations have additionally been made for these checks of households and employees members of MPs.
Birla stated the vaccination drive coverage finalised by the Centre and states will apply to parliamentarians as nicely.