Soon, Parliament canteens will accept digital money through e-wallets and card payments for transactions.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday inaugurated the digital payment facility in Parliament canteens.
“Bill for food in all canteens within Parliament House precincts can now be paid by using credit or debit cards,” Jithendra Reddy, Chairman of Food Committee said.
In three days canteen staff will be trained and ready to make cashless transactions, Reddy said.
E-wallet services will also start soon, Reddy added.
The canteens in Parliament House premises are run by the Northern Railway catering service.
Apart from serving MPs, the canteens also draw Parliament staff, visitors and journalists. When Parliament is in session, they serve 4,500 people on average every day.