Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Not just MPs eat subsidised food, stresses Speaker

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she was speaking on the subject as it had been an issue of public discourse for some time after an RTI query revealed that the canteen got a total subsidy of Rs 60.7 crore during the last five years. (Source: PTI)
MPs alone do not eat the food supplied by railway catering units on the Parliament House complex, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan stressed in the context of a controversy over the subsidy on the food offered there. Mahajan said those with access to this food included the staff of the two Houses of Parliament, security personnel deployed on the complex, journalists, MPs and their guests. An individual alone cannot take a call on the issues involved, she said.Mahajan said she was speaking on the subject as it had been an issue of public discourse for some time after an RTI query revealed that the canteen got a total subsidy of Rs 60.7 crore during the last five years. “It is simple food,” she said, adding that an all-party meeting she convened Monday unanimously agreed that the gamut of pricing, subsidising and qualitative improvement of food and service should be considered by the Committee on Food Management at Parliament House Complex, headed by Jithender Reddy of the Telugu Desam.The joint committee, comprising 15 members, 10 drawn from the Lok Sabha and five from the Rajya Sabha, is mandated to consider the revision of rates of eatables served at these catering units, the level of subsidy on them and other related issues.Mahajan said she has constituted a think-tank, called Speaker’s Research Initiative, which will provide inputs, perspective and information to members on different issues. It would have experts on various subjects.She disclosed that henceforth, the Lok Sabha will pay tribute to armed forces and security forces personnel who sacrifice their lives for the country. This follows a request by the Ministry of Defence.
(Source - Indian Express With PTI inputs)


  1. dear sir,
    Mrs mahajan is also from BJP, she is showing her loyalty by legalising the subsidized food for MPs, staff both houses, security guards and so on. will u please quote a single member of MP is starving without food, subsidy item is meant for those who are marginalised, poor and needy, all MPs are belonging to which category. the government is in your hand that why you people are misusing the government for your benefits, there is one adage that if temple property is misused, that will perish the whole race

  2. Free ka khane ki inki adat bigad chuki hai, isko sudharne mein samay lagega.

  3. Shame shame. Close the canteen. My NAIR IS READY TO OPEN TEA SHOP. Give him a chance. MST MAHANJI DONT PREACH. You people behave more than 3rated in sabha and waste tax payers money. In addition why to waste in canteen also. You people spoil your health also by eating such luxurious cholesterol food and remain.................

  4. Honorary Naib Subedar Vijai Kumar
    Dudi Bhawan Jawaharnagar, Rly Stn ke samne,
    Mandi Adampur
    District- Hisar (Haryana) - 125052
    Mobile No - 09871081782, 09416283566

    Respected Sir,

    1. I, No 2879637W Havildar & Honorary Naib Subedar Vijai Kumar have served in the Indian Army (The Rajputana Rifles) for 24 years & 02 days in Group 'Y' with an Exemplary Character (from 30/10/1982 to 31/10/2006) and retired on 31 October 2006 (A/N).

    2. My last basic pay was Rs 4700/- plus DP Rs 2400/- & classification pay Rs 100/-.

    3. Records – Records The RAJPUTANA RIFLES, Delhi Cantt – 110010.

    4. Pension Payment Order details issued on till date to me is as under:-

    a. Original PPO No - S/029763/2006(ARMY) issued on 30/06/2006.

    b. Corrigendum PPOs -

    aa. S/COR/032767/2006(ARMY) dated 21/11/2006.
    ab. S/CORR/023552/2007(ARMY) dated 25/05/2007.
    ac. S/CORR/161493/2009(ARMY) dated 31/07/2009.
    ad. S/CORR/225039/2010(ARMY) dated 02/04/2010.
    ae. S/CORR/039335/2010(ARMY) dated 19/10/2010.
    af. S/CORR/273046/2011(ARMY) dated 20/03/2012.

    5. Bank details - Punjab National Bank, Mandi Adampur
    District – HISAR State – HARYANA- 125052
    A/C No – 2994001301104170

    6. My revised basic pension is Rs 7750/- fixed at average minimum pension of Naib Subedar.

    7. It is intimated that my basic pension is less as entitlement. It should be Rs 8085/- with effect from 01 January 2006 and from 01 July 2009 Rs 9382/- as per table No – 32 of PCDA (P) Allahabad dated 30 September 2011, in this connection please see the following references:-

    a. GOI MOD letter 1(8)/2008-D (Pen/Policy) dated 12 June 2009
    promulgated that Honorary rank of Naib Subedar granted to Havildar
    will be notionally considered as a promotion to the higher grade of
    Naib Subedar and benefit of fitment in the pay band and the higher
    grade pay will be allowed notionally for the purpose of fixation of
    pension only.

    b. GOI MOD vide their letter 17(4)/08(2)/D(Pen/Policy) dated 18
    August 2010 had promulgated that the pension of post 01 Jan 2006
    retirees will not be lesser than the pre- 01 Jan 2006 veterans for the
    corresponding rank/group and qualifying service.

    c. Pension of post 01 Jan 2006 retirees Naib Subedar need to be
    protected by the pension applicable to pre Jan 2006 retirees vide
    PCDA (P) Circular 471 dated 30 September 2011.

    8. In view of the above, you are requested to direct/instruct to the the concern authority for do the needful for correction or revise the service pension as entitlement. An early action is requested. I shall be highly obliged.

    Thanking you with warm regards,

    Yours faithfully,

    Havildar & Honorary Naib Subedar Vijai Kumar