FIRST APPEAL UNDER SECTION 19(1) OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT

Shri PK Mishra ji
Additional Secretary & Appellate Authority
Lok Sabha Secretariat
Room No. F-014, G-Block
Parliament Library Building, New Delhi-II 000 1

Sir

I vide my RTI petition dated 05.05.2015 sought complete information together with relevant
documents/colTospondence/file-notings on under-mentioned aspects:
1. Complete information together with related correspondence/file-notings/documents on action
taken on each aspect of enclosed submissions rOllted to MPA through PO-portal either by
MPA and/or by any concerned where submissions might have been forwarded
a) 'Prime Minister also enjoys subsidised Parliamentary food at cost of public­
exchequer' (MlNPA/E/2015/00063) dated 03.03.2015
b) 'Subsidised food at Parliament-canteen: Wisdom of those fixing prices in rates for
which even coins are discontinued' (MINPA/E/2014/00201)/19.10.20]4
2. List of canteens of Parliament giving details of location, mentioning if prices of food-items
are same in all these canteens and those managing/running are same revealing name of
agencies running respective canteens of Parliament
3. Has Union governmentIMPA taken cognizance of adverse media-reports and public-reactions
on providing food-items in canteens ofParliament at highly subsidised prices?
4. Complete information on action taken on adverse media-reports and public-reactions on
providing food-items in canteens of Parliament at highly subsidised prices
5. Complete rate-list of food-items in canteens of Parliament (a) as at present (b) on last three
occasions when these were last revised mentioning date/s of revision
6. Is it true that coins below 50 paise are no more in circulation?
7. Mode of accepting and/or giving change for food-items priced in figures requiring change of
below 50 paise at canteens of Parliament
8. Complete information on steps taken to round-off prices of food-items in canteens of
Parliament in multiples ofone rupee
9. Total year-wise sale-proceeds at canteens of Parliament in last five years
10. Total year-wise estimated loss/profit of canteens ofParliament in last five years

11. Accounting-head to which loss/profit of canteens of Parliament is accounted
12. Complete information on action taken to run canteens of Parliament on no-profitlno-loss
basis may be through a cooperative society of Parliamentarians
13. Complete information on committees set up ever since independence to review food-prices at
canteens of Parliament mentioning action taken on their reports
]4. Complete information on steps taken to provide food free-of-cost to Parliamentarians in case
day-sessions extend till dinner-timings
15. Complete information on year-wise food-items procured for visiting guests and others at
Parliamentary Committees and elsewhere in last five years mentioning also total cost and
payments made to different suppliers in each of the year
16. Complete information together with file-notingslcorrespondence/documents on last selection
of suppJier/s of food-items for occasions like referred in query above
17. Complete information on expenses allowed to different functionaries at Parliament House for
guest-entertainment
18. Complete information on putting details sought above on website
19. Any other related information
20. File-notings on movement ofRTI-petition
Learned CPIO at Lok Sabha Secretariat where petition was transferred under section 6(3) ofRTI
Act vide response No. 1(645)IIC/15 dated 18.06.2015 surprisingly found my submissions routed
to Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs through www.pgportal.gov.in 'as statements of RTI
petitioner' rather than providing working sheets/corespondence/file-notings/documents etc on
important submissions of public interest. All public-authorities are providing adequate
information on handling of submissions routed through www.pgportal.gov.in Rather once
Honourable Central Infonnation Commission (CIC) vide its order dated 15.12.2014 in appeal­
number CIC/BS/A/2014/00010016573 (copy enclosed for ready reference) directed Department
of Posts to provide infonnation on action taken on submissions routed to Department of Posts
through www.pgportal.gov,in I appeal that learned CPIO may kindly be directed to provide
infonnation on action taken on submissions under query-numbers 'I (a) and 1(b) togeher with all
working sheets/corespondence/file-notings/documents etc but now free-of-cost under section
7(6) of RTI Act. In case post submissions do not relate to Lok Sabha Secretariat, then my RTI

petition may kindly be directed to be transferred/revert-back to concerned ones for response to
query-numbers 1(a) and 1(b) under due intimation to me.

Learned CPIO in response to query (3) replied that query does not relate to Lok Sabha
Secretariat. I appeal that my RTI petition may kindly be directed to be transferred/revert-back to
concerned ones for response to query-numbers (3) under due intimation to me.

Learned CPIO in response to query-numbers (15) and (17) replied that Northern Railways
running canteens in Parliament House complex does not have information in required format. I
appeal that infonnation may kindly be directed to be provided in the fonnat available either by
Lok Sabha Secretariat or Northern Railways or any other concerned public-authority. If
necessary, RTI petition kindly be directed to be transferred to Northern Railways or any other
concerned public-authority under section 6(3) ofRTI Act under due intimation to me. I myself at

meetings ofseveral Parliamentry Committees have noted snacks and sweet dishes coming from
some selected confectioners for refreshment to persons attending meetings of Parliamentary
Committees. As such there is no logic in having information as sought under query (15) in any
format by concerned public-authority. It is prayed accordingly.

Humbly SUbmi~

SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL
(Guinness Record Holder & RTI Activist)

1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
DELHI 110006 (India)
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22.06.2015

C'ENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION

Club Building (Near Post Office)

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi - 110067

Tel: +91-11·26101592

I=ile No. CIC/BS/A/2014/000100/6573
15 December 2014
Relevant Facts emerging from the Appeal:
Appellant

Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk,
Delhi - 110006

Respondent

CPIO & Accounts Officer
Department of Posts
Business Development & Marketing
Directorate, Dak Bhawan,
Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110001
CPIO & Director (T&C)
Department of Posts
Tariff & Costing Section
Oak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
CPIO & Director (Philately),
Department of Posts,
Oak Bhawan, New Delhi-ll0116
CPIO & Section Officer (PO)
Department of Posts
Room No.414,Dak Bhawan,
Sansad Marg New Delhi-ll000l

RTI application filed on
PIO replied on
First appeal filed on
First Appellate Authority order
Second Appeal dated

02/09/2013
18/10/2013
19/10/2013
21/11/2013
03/12/2013

Information sought:­
The appellant has sought the following information related to the submissions 'Postal-tariffs
and Service-tax' (DORVU/E/2013/00136) dated 19/03/2013 and 'Revenue-loss on Postal Orders'
(DORVU/E/2013/00168) dated 01/04/2013 routed to Department of Revenue through PG-Postal,
and letter dated 02/12/2010 from Department of Posts:­
1. Complete information together with file-notings/correspondence/documents on action taken
on each aspect of submissions 'Postal-tariffs and service-tax' (DORVU/E/2013/00136)
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dated 19/03/2013 and 'Revenue-loss· '6H~~~Postal-orders' (DORVU/E/2013/00168) dated
01/04/2013 routed to Department of Revenue through PG~portal, either by Department of
Revenue or by concerned one/s where submissions might have been forwarded.
2. Complete information together with related file~notings/correspondence/documents etc on
decision taken to impose service-tax only on selected postal-services like speed-post
mentioning also criterion for selection of postal~services for imposition of service-tax
revealing information about postal-services where service-tax is imposed and revenue
earned from service-tax on postal-services in last five years separately for each year.
3. Has Department of Revenue taken cognizance of revenue-loss because of irrational
Speed-Post tariffs where at some slabs articles mailed by fast and reliable Speed-Post are
cheaper than if mailed by unreliable and slow ordinary mail?
4. Complete information together with related file-notings/correspondence/documents etc on
making Speed-post tariffs rational for equal tariff-rise for every equal rise in weight-slabs
(say 50 gms) for eliminating irrationality and to plug revenue-loss through present irrational
Speed-Post tariffs.
5. Has Department of Revenue taken cognizance of loss of revenue because of irrational
foreign-mails tariffs where at some slabs articles sent in two parts cost cheaper than if sent
in one part through foreign air-mail service?
6. Complete information together with related file-notings/correspondence/documents etc on
making foreign-mail tariffs rational for equal tariff-rise for every equal rise in weight-slab
(say 20 gms for air-mail and 50 gms for sea-mail) separately and existing irrational sea-mail
tariffs as at present, to eliminate irrationality and to plug revenue-loss through present
irrational foreign-mail tariffs.
7. Complete information on loss-making postal-services mentioning also year-wise data for
last 'five years on each such loss-making postal service including number of articles mailed,
average cost of handling, revenue-loss for each of such loss-making postal-service for
each of the five years for which information is sought.
8. Complete information on operational-cost of a postal order as per data last available
mentioning also steps taken to avoid revenue-loss because of low-denomination postal­
orders.
9. Any other related information.
10. File-notings on movements of this RTI petition.
Grounds for the Second Appeal:
The CPIO has not provided the desired information.
Relevant Facts emerging during Hearing:
The following were present
Appellant: Mr. Subhash Chandra Agrawal
Respondent: Mr. R K Verma FAA, Ms. Jyoti Sharma, Mr. K K Goyal, Mr. S N Singh, Mr. H R
Rana, Mr. Munish Miglani
1. The appellant requested that copies of complete files in which his suggestions under
query 1 & 4 were processed may be provided. The CPIOs agreed.

2. The appellant pointed out that the postal order of RS.l01- and less shows 50 paise
commission whereas the respondent have been charging Rs.l/- for the last several
years. He further stated that he has been requesting repeatedly that IPOs should be

Page 2 of 3

made payable at par at all post offices which will result in huge cost saving for the
department but the philately/postal operation (PO) divisions have not taken any action.

Decision notice:
As agreed by the ePIOs copy of file relating to the appellant's suggestions contained in
query 1&4 may be provided to him, free of cost, within 30 days from the date of receipt of this
order.
It is surprising that the postal department continues to print IPOs with 50 paise commission
whereas the department has been charging Rs 1/- for the last several years and inspite of
repeatedly bringing the fact to the notice of the respondent by the appellant no action has been
taken. The Director General (Post) may kindly look into the matter.
As regards the suggestion that IPO should be made "payable at par" the postal authorities
should examine the merits of the suggestion and send an appropriate response to the appellant at
the earliest.

The appeal is disposed of accordingly_
BASANTSETH
Information Commissioner
Authenticated true copy:

CR. L. Gupta)

Dy. Registrar/Designated Officer

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LOK SABHA SECRETARIAT
Telegrams : LOKSABHA, NEW DELHI
F A X : 230107~

INFORMATION CELL

No.1 (645)/ICI15

PARLIAMENT HOUSE
NEW DELHI-110001

18.06.2015

From
K. Sona

Under Secretary

To

Shri Subhash Chandra Agrawal,

1775, Kucha Lattushah, Dariba,

Chandni Chowk, Delhi-ll0006

Subject:

Supply of information under the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Sir,
In continuation of this Secretariat letter of even no. dated 9.06.2015, I am directed
to forward information to the extent pertaining to and available in this Secretariat
(Annexure).
2.
The details of CPIO are as follows: Sh. 1M. Baisakh, Director&CPIO, Lok Sabha
Secretariat, Room No. 164, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-II 0001.
3.
The Appellate Authority under the RTI Act for the Secretariat is Shri P. K. Misra,
Additional Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat Room No. F-014, G-Block, Parliament
Library Building, New Delhi (23034588). In case you want to go for an appeal in
connection with above, you may appeal to the Appellate Authority within thirty days
from the date of issue of this letter. Format for the Appeal may be downloaded from the
website www.loksabha.nic.in.
Yomithfu~l~

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UNDER SECRETARY
Copy to: Sh. Mukesh Kumar, Under Secretary & CPIO, Ministry of Parliamentary
Affairs, Room No.93, Parliament House, New Delhi - 110001 w.r.t.
No. F.28(1)12015-Admn. dated 8.05.2015.
/

1/

UNDER SECRETARY
Encl:

As above.

Name of the Applicant: Sh. Subhash Chandra Agrawal

Application dated: 5.05.2015

Reference: Lok Sabha Secretariat Letter No. 1(645)/IC/15 dated

18.06.2015

SI. No. of the
Original
RTI
Application
Point No.1

Point raised

Reply

(a) Prime Minister also enjoys It is a statement made by the applicant.
subsidized parliamentary food at cost of
public exchequer (MINPN EI 20151
00063) dated 3.3.2015
(b) Subsidised food at Parliament
canteen: Wisdom of those fixing prices
in rates for which even coins are
discontinued
(MINPNE2014/002010/19.10.2014.

Point No.2

List of canteens of Parliament giving
details of location, mentioning if prices of
food -items are same in all these
canteens and those managingl running
are same revealing name of agencies
running
respective
canteens
of
Parliament

Point No.3

Has Union governmentlMPA taken Does not
cognizance of adverse media-reports Secretariat.
and publications on providing food items
in canteens of Parliament at highly
subsidised prices?

Point No.4

Complete information on action taken on Desired action is taken. Kindly see to
adverse media-reports and publications reply to pOint no.13.
on providing food items in canteens of
Parliament at highly subsidised prices.

Point No 5

Complete rate-list of food -items in
canteens of'Parliament (a) as at present
(b) on last three occasions when these
were last revised mentioning date/s of
revision.

Canteens locations are Parliament
House, Parliament House Annexe,
Parliament
House
Reception
and
Parliament Library Building. Food prices
in all the canteens are same. All these
canteens are managed by the Northern
Railway.
pertain

to

Lok

Sabha

Rate list enclosed (Annexure-A) The rates
of eatable items were revised in 24
December, 2002 4th April, 2003 and 14
December, 2010.

Point No.6

It is true that coins below 50 paisa are
not more in circulation?

Point No 7.

Mode of accepting and/ or giving change No such rate requiring rate below fifty
for food-items prices in figures requiring paisa is prevalent.
change of below 50 paisa at canteens of
Parliament

Point NO.8.

Complete information on steps taken to Rate have been rounded off to the
round-off prices of food-items in nearest fifty paisal rupee as the case may
canteens of Parliament in multiples of be.
one rupee.

Point NO.9

Total year-wise sale
proceeds at
canteens of Parliament in last Five
Years.

'""'Point No.1 O.

No such rate requiring rate below fifty
paisa is prevalent.

List enclosed (Annexure-B)

Total year-wise estimated loss/profit of List enclosed (Annexure-B)
canteens of Parliament in last five years

Point No. 11.

Accounting-head to which loss/profit of The expenditure in running canteens is
canteens of Parliament is accounted
met out of the Budget Grant of lok Sabha
Secretariat

Point No.12.

Complete information on action taken to Joint Committee on Food Management in
run canteens of Parliament on no­ Parliament House Complex looks after
profit/no-loss basis may be through a the day to day activities of the canteen
cooperative society of Parliamentarians.

Points No.13

Complete information on Committee set
up ever since independence to review
food-prices at canteens of Parliament
mentioning action taken on this reports.

Point No. 14

Complete information on steps taken to Members of Parliament are not provided
of
cost
to food free of cost.
food
free
provide
Parliamentarians in case day sessions
extended till dinner timings.

I

The proposals to review the food prices
are placed before the Joint Committee on
Food Management in Parliament House
Complex.

Point No.1p

Complete information on year-wise fooditems procured for visiting guests and
others at Parliamentary Committees and
elsewhere in last five years mentioning
also total cost and payments made to
different suppliers in each of the year.

Point No. 16

Complete information together with file Northern Railway procure raw materials
notingsl correspondencel documents on from government agencies viz. Kendriya
last selection of suppliers of food items Bhandar, Mother Dairy and DMS etc.
for occasions like referred in query
above.

Point No. 17

Complete information on expenses Information is not being maintained in the

allowed to different functionaries at desired format by the Northern Railway

Parliament
House
of
Guest- which runs the canteens.

entertainment.

Point No. 16

The information on the subject is being
compiled will be put on Lok Sabha
Complete information on putting details website immediately thereafter.
sought above on website.

Point No. 19

Any other related information.

Point No. 20

File-notings
petition.

r')

Northern Railway who runs the Canteens
in Parliament House Complex has
informed that the information in desired
format is not maintained.

Point No. 18.

on

movement

No.

of

RTI

Copy enclosed (Annexure - C).

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LOK SABHA SECRET ARIAT
(W,G. BRANCH-I)
PARLIAMENT HOUSE ANNEXE
NEW DELHI
NIJi December, 2002

C IRe {; l.. : ••(
'. Subject: Revision of Rates of sweets etc. being sold by Railway Catering Units in Parliament House Complex.

Office rs and staff of the Secretariat arc informed that sweets etc. being sold by Railway Catering Units ill
. Parliament House Complex will now be available at the following rates \\ith immediate cffcct;­
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LOt; SABHr\ SECRETARIAT
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PARLlAMENT HOUSE ANNEXE
- NEW [lI':UH

Dated: 4th April, 2003

CIRCULAR­
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Subject:

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'Revision of Rates of eatables being sold by RaHway Catering
Units in Parliament House Complex.

It is in fanned that eatab1es being sold by Railway Catering Units ,in
Parliament House Complex will now be available at the following rates with
immediate effect ;!

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NEW DELHI-110001
8 th June, 2004
18 Jyaistha, 1926 (Saka)
CIRCULAR

Subject:

Revision rates of Sweets etc. being sold by Railway
Catering Units in Parliament House Complex.

Officers and staff· of the Secretariat are informed that the sweets etc.
being sold by Railway Catering Units in Parliament House Complex will now
be available at the following rates ...,ith immediate effect:­

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50 grms
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Mohan Bhog
40grrns
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Samosa
75 grms
4.00______.______
Kaju Roll
20 grms
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Cookies
Per kg.
100.00
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Pakeeza
50 grms
5.50_______
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Kaju Burfee
20 _9!ms
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9. Rasmalai Kesar
50grms
8.00
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10. Cheese Patties
75 grms
11.00
11. Raj Shog
. 55 9!ms
5.25
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12. Jumbo veg.Sandwich
One Piece
12.00
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13. BUfQ.er Base
80 grms
3.00
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40 grms
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BULLETIN-PART II
(General information relating to Parliamentary and other matters)

Nos. 2306 - 2307 ]

[Tuesday, December 14,2010/Agrahayana 23,

~932

(Saka)]

General Works Branch

No. 2306

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF C

UDHURY CHARAN SINGH

On the occasion of t e Birth Anniversary of Chaudhury

Charan Singh, a function
December, 2010 at 103

III be held on Thursday, the 23 rd

hours in the Central Hall, Parliament

House, New Delhi wh

e the portrait of Chaudhury Charan Singh

is put up.

and Members of Parliament will pay floral

Me bers are cordially invited to join.

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No. 2307

General Works Branch

Revision of Rates of eatables being sold by Railway Catering Units in Parliament
House Complex

Members are informed that various eatables being sold by Railway Catering
Units in Parliament House Complex will now be available at the following rates with
effect from

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3
4 ._- 5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
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15
16
17

20th December, 2010:­
Description of item
II
Soup with one slice
Bread Butter
Fish Fried with Chips
Mutton Cutlet
Boiled Vegetable
Vegetable Cutlet
Mutton Curry
Chicken Curry
Chicken roast with B.Veg,
Rice Boiled
Chapati
Omlete
Egg Fried
Boiled Egg
Dal Assorted
Fruit salad with Cream
Fruit Salad without Cream

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19
-20

Curd
Tea with Tea-Bags
Tea in Pot

Rates (in Rs.)(including
VATl
III

8
5
25
18
5
10
20
29
41
4
1
10
8

4
2
14
10
III
3

6
4

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22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34

35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55

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57--'
58

Coffee in pot
Masala Dosa
Sada Dosa
Sada Vada
Veg Meal
Shami Kabab
Roomali Roti
Veg. Pulao
Cholley Bahture
Puri with Veg
Non-veg Meal
Lunch Three Course
Veg Curry/Bhujiya
Chicken Cutlet
Veg Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich
Egg Sandwich
Egg Curry
Parantha
Chips Potato
Idli with sambhar/Chutney
Matter Paneer Curry
Bread Pakora
Bonda Potato
Samosa
Papad
Butter
Dahi Bhat with Pickle
Lemon Bhat
Kheer
Upma
Biscuits
Sambhar & Chutney
Kadhi Pakori
Chicken Masala
II
Chicken Tandoori
Seenkh Kabab
Veg Biryani

4
6
4
2
18
14
1
12
12
2
33
61
6
29
3
6
4
. 10
3
6
2
20
4
2
8
1
4
16
10
8
8
4
4
6
37
III

31
14
12

59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76

77
78
7~~

80
81
82
83
84
85

Kesari Bhat
Chicken Biryani
Salad
Paneer Biryani
Dal fried
Tandoori roti
Pudding
Bhat Pongallimii/Tomato
Juice Fresh
Chilli Chicken
Cheese Sandwich
South Indian Thali
Paneer Pakora
Appam
Stew Vegetable
Pakora (4 pc)
Bread Slice
Missi Roti
Milk cup
Paneer Tikka (2 pc)
Fish Curry
Mutton Biryani
Burger
Cheese Roll (1pc)
Poori
Veg Chowmein
Poha

10
51
3
41
4
2
12
10
14
41
16
18
20
4
4
10
1
3
5
21
20
41
17
10
1
17
12

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11
4
4
6
28

Pizza
Sandwich 2Pcs.
Upma 100gms
Poha 100 gms
Bread Upma 100 gms
Chicken Stew

86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93,--,­

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Low Fat Cream with Fruits
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Custard with Fruits
(Low Fat Milk)

III
19
23

94
95

Jelly with Fruits
Kheer (Skimmed Milk with Rice)

19
8

Tetra Pack Juices
96

Orange Dabur 200 ML.

97

Grapes

98

Litchi

99

Pomegranate

100

Mango Tropicana

101

Gauva Tropicana

102

Apple

To be charged at
Purchase Price
To be charged at
Purchase Price
To be charged at
Purchase Price
To be charged at
Purchase Price
To be charged at
Purchase Price
To be charged at
Purchase Price
To be charged at
Purchase Price

T.K. VISWANATHAN

Secretary-General.

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Items

Cost of raw
ma~rial

as on
31/1/2015 including

V.A.T.

(in Rs)
1 Soup
2 Bread & Butter
3 Fish Fried with chips
4 Mutton Cutlet plate ( 2 piece)
5 Boiled V~getable
6 Vegetable cutlet (2Diece)
7 Mutton CLLrry with bone (3 pes.)
8 Chicken Curry with bone (2 pes.)
9 Chicken Roast with Boiled veg
10 Rice Boiled
11 Chapatti
12 Om/ette
13 Egg Fried
14 Boiled Egg
,
15 DalAssorted
16 Fruit Sa/ad with cream
17 Fruit Salad without cream
18 Curd nontaxable
t9. MasalaDosa
Z& 'Sada~Elosa- .
21 Vada ( with sambar and chutneY) pe
22 Vegetable Meal
23 Shammi Kabab
24 Roomali Roti
25 Vegetable Pulao
26 Cholley Bhature
27 Puri with vegetable
2B Non-Veg Meal
29 Lunch 3 Course
30 Veg. Curry/Bhuiia
'31 Chicken Cutlets
32 Veg. Sandwich ( 2PC)
33 Chicken Sandwich per piece
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34 Egg Sandwich per 2 piece
35 Egg Curry
36 Parantha
37 Chips Potato
38 Idli with Samber chutney per piece
39 Matar Paneer curry
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40 Bread Pakora
41 Banda Potato
42 Samosa ( procured from market)
43 Papad
44 Butter
45 Dahl Bhat with pickle

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18
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29
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2
14
10
3
6
4
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14
1
12
12
2
33
61
6
29
3
6
4
10
3
6
2
20
4
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4
16

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(in Rs
19.4'1
10.61
68.74
52.12
31.73
18.31
61.36
45.05
67.49
14.65
0.77
16.31
16.19
7.37
6.59
25.93
21.93
8.17
23.26
18A3
10.48 .
53.9'
46.7B
2.51
27.91
20.22
1B.27
99.05
13B.29
20.3
49.13
11.68
11.39
17.12
21.77
5.04
14.13
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47 Kheer
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49 Samber & chutney
50 KadhiPakori
51 Chicken Masala
_.52 Veg. Bilvani
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53 Kesri Bhat
54 Chicken Birvani with bone (2 pes.)
55 Salad
56 Paneer Birvani
57 Dal fried
58 BhatlPonoalllmli tomato
59 Juice Fresh
60 Chilly chicken
61 cheese Sandwich per piece
62 South Indian Thali
63 Paneer Pakora (1 pc)
64 Stew Veaetable
65 Pakora per piece
66 Bread Slice
67 Missi Roti
68 Milk CuP
69 Fish CUrry
, 70 Mutton Birvani with bone (3 pcs.)
71 Burger
72 Cheese RolI(1 Pc)
73 Poori
74 Veg Chowmein
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4
10
14
41
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18
10
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3
5
20
41
17
10
1
17
12
21

Following Items were Introduced In winter session 2014
50
Hvderabadi Mutton Birvan.
50
Hyderabadi Chicken Birvani
20
Hvderabadi Veg Biryani
15
Khomani ka Meetha ( 3 pc)
10
Shahi Ka Tukda perl'.iece
30
Shikampuri with mutton ( 2 pc)
25
Shikamouri with chicken ( 2 pc)

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8
8
4
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37
12
10
51

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*78
*79
*80
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31.77
27.89
25.19
14:67
11.11
58.75
42.17
18.74
74.04
8.88
52.77
13.11
29.77
45.1
51.12
10.12
72.7
14.11
41.25
6.04
1.17
3.25
9.12
67.9
88.13
19.79
10.83 1.66
25.21
14.97
32.5

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72.06
50.7
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Statement Indicating the details of establishment costiSubs!dy claimed. from Lok sabha sectt
for the catering services provided for the year 2009-10, 2010-11 ,2011-2012; 20~2-2013 & 2013.14
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1349959

1647312

1902151.

52747

43398

45934

63068

44300

CARTAGE

110265

117043

123537

64699

501116

WASHING

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967820

949792

723383 '

608604

iFUEL

CONTIGENCY

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2630235

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761545

1181438

1299852

1116555

937644

Cost of uniform

694328

657575

- 957055

5752

,2186337

85109463

95172756

101170690

104933165

117439172

52706926

54066204

57726705

59673302

Total Establishment

Statement Indicating losses on account of provision store

46828525
Costs of Provisions
( opening stock + Exp on provision

·Closing stock)

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Total sales

302Q5273

33529138

40139633

42052800

38742465

VAT'

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-4360180

-4594797

-2599074

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-430920

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Net Sales

26767886

29593720

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36995443

35623852

Subsidy (lOss on ac

20060639

23113206

18717671

20731262

24049450

119888362

125664428

141488622

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125201868

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LOK SABHA SECRETARIAT

(General Works Branch)

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Sub: Supply of information under the Right to Information Act,
2005.

Under Secretary, Information Cell vide note dated 14.5.2015 has
forwarded an application received from Shri Subhash Chandra
Agarawal, 1775, Kucha Lattushah , Dariba, Chandni Chowk, Delhi ­
110006
seeking information on the following pOints under Right to
Information Act, 2005
(i)

List of canteens of Parliamnet giving details of location,
mentioning if prices of food-items are same in all these canteens
and those managing/running are same revealing name of
agencies· running respective canteens of Parliament.

(ii)

Has Union Government / MPA taken cognizance of advaerse
media-reports and pLiblic-reactions on providing food-items in
canteens of Parliament at highly subsidis~d prices?

(iii)

Complete information on action taken on adverse media-reports
and public-reactions on providing food-items in canteens of
Parliament at highly subsidised prices.'

(iv)

Complete rate-list of food-items in canttens of Parliament (a) as at .
present (b)- on last three occasions when these were last revised
mentioning date/s of revision.
.
.

.

(v)

Is it true that coins below 50 paise are no more in circulation?

(vi)

Mode of acepting and/or giving change for food-items priced in
figures' requiring change of below 50 paise at canteens of
Parliament.
.

(vii)

Complete information on steps taken to round-off prices of food­
items in canteens of Parliament in multiples of one rupee.

(viii) Total year-wise sale-proceeds at canteens of Parliament in last
five years:

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(ix)

Total year-wise estimated Joss/profit of canteens of Parliament in
last five years.

(x)

Accounting-head to which loss/profit of canteens of Parliament is
accounted
.

(xi)

Complete information on action taken to run canteens of
Parliament on no-profit / no-loss basis may be through a
cooperative society of Parliamentarians.

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Complete information on committees set up ever since
independence to review food-prices at canteens of Parliament
mentioning action taken on their reports.

(xiii) Complete information on teps taken to provide food free-of-cost to
Parliamentarians in case day-sessi,ons extend till dinner-timings.
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(xiv)

Complete information on year-wise food-iteiTIs procured for
visiting guests and others at Parliamenary Committees and
elsewhere in last five years mentioning also total cost and
payments made to different suppliers in each of the year.

(xv)

Complete information together with file~notings I correspondence I
documents on lC1ist selection of supplierls of food-items for
occasions like referred in query. above.

(xvi)

Complete information on, expenses allowed to different
functionaries at Parliament House for guest-enterainment.

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Northern Railway, Catering Unit, Parliament House Complex is
requested to forward their comment on the point-wise raised by the
applicant.

3.
The information is to be supplied to the Information Cell, Lok
Sabha Secretariat urgently as the matter pertains to Right to Information
Act, 2005.

(MUNISH
MAR REWARI)
DEPUTY SECRETARY
Ph.: 23034404/4406
Fax: 23034058
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(Shri Jogesh Malhotra)Deputy CCM (Catering), Northern Railway
Catering Units, Parliament House
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dated 15.5.2015

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LOK SABHA SECRETARIAT
PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Telegrams : LOKSABHA, NEW DELHI
F A X : 23010756

NEW DELHI-110001

INFORMATION CELL
File No. 1(645)/IC/15

09.06.2015

From

K. Sona

Un t Secretary

To

Shri Subhash Chandra Agrawal

1775, Kucha Lattushah,

Dariba, Chandni Chowk,

Delhi - 110006.

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Subject: Supply of information under the RTI Act, 2005.
Sir,

I am directed to your application dated 05.05.2015 received in this Secretariat on
13.05.2015 and to state that your application is under process in the Branches concerned of this
Secretariat and you will be informed of their response soon after receipt of the same.

No.F.28(1)/201S-Admn.
Government of India
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
93, Parliament House
New Delhi- 110001

To

Shri J.M. Baisakh, Director & CPIO,

lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 013,

Parliament House Annexe,
New Delhi-110001

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Subject: Transfer of an RTI application of Sh. Subhash Chandra Agrawal- under RTI Act, 200S-reg.
Please find enclosed an RTI application received from Shri Subhash Chandra Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah Dariba, Chandni Chowk, Delhi-110 006, under the RTI Act, 2005. The
subject matter of the RTI application does not pertain to the Ministry but may relate to the lok
Sabha Secretariat. Application fee of t 10/- has been received by the Ministry.
2.
Since the subject matter relates to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, the RTI application is
transferred to them under section 6(3) of the RTI Act, 2005 for further necessary action at their
end. It is requested that the requisite information may please be provided to the applicant
directly.

Ends: As above.

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Under Secretary & ePlo
Copy to:­

~ Subhash Chandra Agrawal, 1775 Kucha Lattushah Dariba, Chandni Chowk, Delhi-110
006. You are requested to approach the above said public authority for further information.

UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT

Central Public Information Officer
Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MPA)
Sansad Bhawan, New Delhi-II 000 1

Sir
Please provide complete information together with relevant documents/corrospondence/file-notings on
under-mentioned aspects:
1. Complete information together with related correspondence/file-notings/documents on action
taken on each aspect of enclosed submissions routed to MPA through PG-portal either by
MPA andlor by any concerned where submissions might have been forwarded
a) 'Prime Minister also enjoys subsidised Parliamentary food at cost of public­
exchequer' (MINPAlE/2015/00063) dated 03.03.2015
b) 'Subsidised food at Parliament-canteen: Wisdom of those fixing prices in rates for
which even coins are discontinued' (MINPAlEI2014/00201)/19.IO.20I4
2. List of canteens of Parliament giving details of location, mentioning if prices of food-items
are same in all these canteens and those managing/running are same revealing name of
agencies running respective canteens of Parliament
3. Has Union government/MPA taken cognizance of adverse media-reports and public-reactions
on providing food-items in canteens of Parliament at highly subsidised prices?
4. Complete information on action taken on adverse media-reports and public-reactions on
providing food-items in canteens of Parliament at highly subsidised prices
5. Complete rate-list of food-items in canteens of Parliament (a) as at present (b) on last three
occasions when these were last revised mentioning date/s of revision
6. Is it true that coins below 50 paise are no more in circulation?
7. Mode of accepting and/or giving change for food-items priced in figures requiring change of
below 50 paise at canteens of Parliament
8. Complete information on steps taken to round-off prices of food-items in canteens of
Parliament in multiples of one rupee
9. Total year-wise sale-proceeds at canteens of Parliament in last five years
10. Total year-wise estimated loss/profit of canteens of Parliament in last five years
11. Accounting-head to which loss/profit of canteens of Parliament is accounted

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12. Complete information on action taken to run canteens of Parliament on no-profitlno-Ioss
basis may be through a cooperative society of Parliamentarians
13. Complete information on committees set up ever since independence to review food-prices at
canteens of Parliament mentioning action taken on their reports
14. Complete information on steps taken to provide food free-of-cost to Parliamentarians in case
day-sessions extend till dinner-timings
15. Complete information on year-wise food-items procured for visiting guests and others at
Parliamentary Committees and elsewhere in last five years mentioning also total cost and
payments made to different suppliers in each of the year
16. Complete information together with file-notings/correspondence/documents on last selection
of supplierls of food-items for occasions like referred in query above
17. Complete information on expenses allowed to different functionaries at Parliament House for
guest-entertainment
18. Complete information on putting details sought above on website
19. Any other related information
20. File-notings on movement ofRTI-petition

[n case different canteens of Parliament have different price-lists and lor are run by different agencies,
then response to queries may be made in respect of main canteen at ParJiament House. If queries relates to
some other public-athoriy, transfer RTI-petition there under section 6(3) of RTI-Act. Postal-order 21F­
266475 for rupees ten is enclosed towards RTI-fees in name of "Accounts-Officer" as per DoPT-circular
F.1O/9/2008-IR dated 05.12.2008.
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Prime Minister also enjoys subsidised Parliamentary food at cost of public-exchequer!
Prime Minister Narender Modi on 02.03.2015 enjoyed heavily subsidised food at Parliament canteen for
which loss has to be suffered by public-exchequer. It would have been better if he would have also made
some chai pe charcha by paying just rupee one per cup of tea available at Parliament canteen to discover
how our law-makers could be provided even more such subsidised facilities!

Committees after committees of Parliament failed to file reports for revision of food-prices in
Parliamentary canteen which were revised only twice ever since independence with food available there
at much-much highly subsidised prices. It is significant that all prices (like rupees 6.05, rupees 16.95) are
fixed requiring coins in denominations which are no more minted! Charity should begin at home when
Union government is rightly concentrating on cutting away subsidy-regime by abolishing subsidy on
food-items in Parliament-canteen, and fixing food-prices in mUltiples of rupees ten except for few
selected items like Chapati (bread) where price may be rounded-off in multiples of rupee one. Salaries
and allowances available to Parliamentarians are sufficient to afford normal food-prices without subsidy
especially when even people below poverty-line have to spend much more on food-prices.

Parliamentarians should be provided free meal in case of session extended till late evening. Parliament­
,canteen should be run on no-profitlno-loss basis by forming a co-operative society of Parliamentarians. It
will also be able to check food-quality where several Parliamentarians have raised concern on food­
quality in Parliament canteen. All this will be in interest of Parliamentarians themselves to remove
general public-perception about them for misuse of government-facilities.

SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL
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(Guinness Record Holder & RTfActivist)

1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
DELHI 110006 (India)
Mobile 9810033711

Fax

23254036

E-mail subhashchandraagrawal@gmail.com
subhashagrawal1950@gmail.com
https:llwww.facebook.com/SubhashAgrawaIRTIactivist
Follow me on twitter @subhashrti

MINPA/E/2015/00063 dated 03.03.2015

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Subsidised food at Parliament-canteen: Wisdom of those fixing prices in rates for which even coins
are discontinued!

Committees after committees of Parliament failed to file reports for revision of food-prices in
Parliamentary canteen which were revised only twice ever since independence with food available there
at much-much highly subsidised prices. It is significant that all prices (like rupees 6.05, rupees 16.95) are
fixed requiring coins in denominations which are no more minted! Charity should begin at home when
Union government is rightly concentrating on cutting away subsidy-regime by abolishing subsidy on
food-items in Parliament-canteen, and fixing food-prices in mUltiples of rupees ten except for few
selected items like Chapati (bread) where price may be rounded-off in multiples of rupee one. Salaries
and allowances available to Parliamentarians are sufficient to afford normal food-prices without subsidy
especially when even people below poverty-line have to spend much more on food-prices.

Parliamentarians should be provided free meal in case of session extended till late evening. Parliament­
canteen should be run on no-profitlno-]oss basis by forming a co-operative society of Parliamentarians. It
will also be able to check food-quality where several Parliamentarians have raised concern on food­
quality in Parliament canteen. All this wi1l be in interest of Parliamentarians themselves to remove
genera] public-perception about them for misuse of government-facilities.

SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL
(Guinness Record Holder & RTl Activist)

1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
DELHI 110006 (India)

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Mobile 9810033711

Fax

23254036

E-mail subhashchandraagrawal@gmail.com
subhashagrawal1950@gmaiLcom
https:llwww.facebook.com/SubhashAgrawaIRTIactivist
Follow me on twitter @subhashrti
Watch TV panel-discussion on link http://khabar.ibnlive.in.comllnewsl129210/1 (IBN7 dated18. 10.2014)

MINPA/E/2014/00201 dated 19.10.2014