New Delhi: The canteen operator of Delhi secretariat has stopped the supply of food items to ministers in the face of outstanding dues to the tune of Rs 31 lakh. The canteen manager said, “We buy products from Kendriya Bhandar, but due to non clearance of dues they have refused to give further supply.”

“I do not have sufficient money to purchase the food items regularly,” he said.
According to sources, “Not only ministers, their guests and visitors also demand for packed mineral water bottles and sometimes they ask for six bottles at a time.”

The GAD department of the Delhi Government bears the ministers’ food expenses. As per the sources, the GAD department is cross-checking the bills sent by the canteen operator, which has delayed the clearance of dues.