We are aware about the efforts made by NOINO on the issue of problems in the acceptance of Sodexo coupons by some supermarkets & large retail-chains. We may recall that NOINO had raised this issue:-
1. Vide a letter dated 19.12.11 to ED(OS/SBU).
2. With MD Shri A K Dasgupta on 30.12.11.
3. With Current-in-charge Shri Dinesh Mehrotra on 24.1.2012.
4. With ED(P) Shri B Manivannan on 2.4.2012.
The follow-up has paid some dividends. As per the mail of Secretary (OS) on 9.4.2012 some large retail chains namely FOOD WORLD, S-MART, SABKA BAZAAR, SPENCERS, EASYDAY, TOTAL, HERITAGE FRESH and STAR BAZAAR covering more than 660 outlets have formally started accepting the Sodexo Meal Vouchers. The state-wise breakup of these 663 outlets is as under:-
1. Tamilnadu======== 123
2. Andhra Pradesh==== 95
3. Karnataka======== 159.
& NCR======= 55. Delhi
6. UP============== 42.
7. Haryana========== 36.
12. Rajasthan========= 7.
13. MP=============== 5.
14. J & K============= 4.
16. Chattisgarh/Himachal/Puducherry= 2 each.
NOINO will follow-up for re-start & addition of more supermarkets & retail chains. NOINO will also continue to explore other options like Meal Cards by LIC Cards Services Ltd. & others.