On the instructions of the new Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Railway board recently issued a notification listing the details to be printed on the food packets /casserole. Incidentally, this did not include the Maximum Retail Price (MRP).
RTI activist Anil Galgali has written to the Railway board, as well as the Railway Minister, pointing out this error which may be misused by the Railway contractor and sellers to cheat the passengers. The notification dated September 19, 2017, issued by Sanjiv Garg, Add Member, Tourism and Catering, stated that ” Hon’ble Minister of Railway has desired ” each food box and Casserole shall now have to print four points details. These details include, name of the supplier and contractor, weight/grams, date of packing and distinction symbol of veg/non veg food item.
Galgali has demanded that this notification be rectified to include the MRP, which should be compulsorily printed in each food packet/casserole.