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No food subsidy will be given in the Parliament canteen, prices will go up

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On Tuesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the food subsidy for MPs and others in the Parliament canteen has been stopped. Birla did not give any information about the financial aspects related to it.

On Tuesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the food subsidy for MPs and others in the Parliament canteen has been stopped. Birla did not give any information about the financial aspects related to it. However, sources said that with the abolition of subsidies, the Lok Sabha Secretariat will be able to save Rs 8 crore annually. The Lok Sabha speaker, while talking to reporters on preparations for the budget session, said that ITDC would now run the Parliament canteen instead of the Northern Railway.

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He said all MPs would be asked to investigate the Covid-19 before the start of the parliamentary session. Birla said arrangements have also been made to test the MPs near the residence of RT-PCR Covid-19. The Lok Sabha Speaker said that the vaccination campaign policy prescribed by the Center and the states would also be applied to MPs.

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He said that RT-PCR investigation will be conducted in the premises of the Parliament on 2T-26 January, arrangements have also been made for RT-PCR investigation of the families of the MPs and employees. Birla said that when the session of Parliament begins on January 29, the working day of the Rajya Sabha will be from 9 am to 2 pm and the proceedings of the Lok Sabha will be from 4 pm to 8 pm. He said a one-hour question-and-answer session would be allowed during the parliamentary session.

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