In what could be termed as the brilliant step taken by the government of India, Lok Sabha MPs will no longer have lavish 5-star accommodation till they are provided official accommodation. This ultimate step will help the government save up to Rs 30 crore.
The Lok Sabha secretariat echoed that it had got rid of the earlier provision of accommodation in hotels.
“Around 300 rooms have been arranged along with other extensive facilities to render all possible assistance to the Members of Parliament (MPs) so that they do not face any inconvenience when they arrive in the national capital,” Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava addressed the reporters on May 22.
“The newly-elected members will be accommodated in the Western Court and its newly-built Annexe and various state bhavans. Thus, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has done away with the system of transit accommodation in hotels,” she added.
In the year 2014, owing to shortage of adequate accommodation, the government splashed around Rs 35 crore for stay of newly-elected MPs.
The overall cost of the hotel was between Rs 9,000 and Rs 10,000 per day, as per Times Of India.
Shrivasatava added that all the returning officers in parliamentary constituency had been notified about the arrangements that were being made by the Lok Sabha Secretariat for accommodation.
In a first, an advance copy of the documentation comprising several forms were circulated to the returning officer for the use of new members, she said.
She also added that the Central Hall has been refurbished and made more beautiful than ever before.