Subsidy on canteen food in Parliament to continue, decides panel

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A Parliamentary Committee on Monday decided against raising of subsidised rates of food in Parliament canteens, saying it would affect Parliament employees mostly. Most lawmakers prefer to eat at their homes and only a handful of them eat in Parliament, said the committee.

A committee headed by Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) lawmaker AP Jithender Reddy unanimously decided to recommend continuation of the subsidy.

Reddy said that those who avail the canteen services primarily include class four level employees of Parliament and mediapersons who cover the proceedings.

If Parliament employees and media representatives are asked to bring food from home, it would create another problem due to thousands of lunch boxes having to go through security checks at the premises, the TRS lawmaker said.

Much hue and cry had been created recently after it was brought forward that food services availed by MPs in Parliament canteens are subsidised to the extent of 80 per cent.

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  1. AT LEAST THE PHILANTHROPIC MPS LIKE JOY PANDA WHO HAD GIVEN A LETTER TO THE SPEAKER IN PROTEST AGAINST THE SUBSIDIES IN PARLIAMENT CANTEEN AND CAN GIVE IT IN WRITING NOW, THAT WHENEVER THEY WILL PAY THE BILLS OF THE PARLIAMENT CANTEEN, THEY WANT TO PAY THE ACTUAL AMOUNT WITHOUT SUBSIDIES …………………….

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