NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays the bills for his kitchen at 7RCR, according to an RTI response from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The PMO has made public several RTI applications and its response to them. Some of the information sought by the applicants seemed hilarious and even bizarre.
“It is stated that the kitchen expenses of the Prime Minister is personal in nature and not incurred on the government account,” the PMO reply said.
The applicant had sought the copies of bills of spices and vegetables as well as the types of gas cylinders used. A Gujarati food lover, Modi loved bajra roti and khichdi made by his cook Badri Meena, it said.
One of the applicants wanted to know about the offs taken by Modi. “It may be noted that no leave has been availed of by Modi since taking over office,” the PMO replied.
On the PM’s working hours, it replied “the Prime Minister can be said to be on duty all the time.”
A bizarre plea was about the speed of internet connectivity in the PMO. And the reply was 34 Mbps.
Another RTI response said Modi himself was managing his personal social media accounts, while the official social media accounts of the PMO were managed by the PMO.
“There is no particular officer(s) who manage(s) these accounts. Inputs are provided by officers depending on their field/subject of expertise, which are periodically updated on PM’s social media accounts,” it said.