Sale of canteen items in open market
The below information was given by the Minister of Shri A.K.Antony in Lok Sabha in a written reply on 13.8.2012 pertaining to the sale of CSD Canteen items in open market.
Sale of liquor/groceries to entitled customers of Defence canteens is through Unit Run Canteens (URCs). To stop irregularities, smart cards with confidential PIN (Personal Identification Number) have been introduced so that authorized persons alone can avail canteen facilities. Monetary limits for purchase of goods have been fixed and are strictly being followed. Surprise checks are carried out by the administrative/security staff of the respective canteens.
Products are enlisted in the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) as per the needs of consumers. CSD ensures that only quality products are introduced.
The URCs are audited by Charted Accountants on annual basis.