Allotment of Contracts under New Railway Catering Policy-2010

As per now Catering Policy 2010, the allotment for general category which are all major units and 75 per scent of general minor units at ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ category stations is to be done by Zonal Railways through open competitive and two packet tender system. The allotment for 25 per cent of the Special Minor Units at ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ category stations for reserved categories and 49.5 per cent Special Minor Units and 50.5 per cent of the General Minor Units at ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ category stations is to be done by calling of applications, by the Divisions. However, the allotment of Food Plazas, Food Courts and Fast Food Units is to be done by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

As per Catering Policy 2010, issued recently on July 21, 2010, a reservation of 3 per cent at ‘A”, ‘B’ AND ‘C’ category of stations and 9.5 per cent at ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ category of stations has been earmarked for allotment of catering units to minorities. During the last three years, on Southern and South Central Railway a total number of 10 and 3 catering units respectively have been allotted to licensees belonging to Minority communities. No change is presently envisaged in this respect.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.