Canteen Card Holders’ Provision Purchase Privileges

The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, addressed an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha on July 21, 2023, concerning canteen card holders. The query was raised by Dr. Sanghmitra Maurya and Shrimati Keshari Devi Patel.

Canteen Card Holders

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 289
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21st July, 2023

CANTEEN CARD HOLDERS

  1. DR. SANGHMITRA MAURYA:
    SHRIMATI KESHARI DEVI PATEL:
    Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether all the Army canteen card holders have been permitted to purchase provisions from any place in the country, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the dependents of senior citizens have also been permitted to purchase provisions from other canteens at any place, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government proposes to extend the permission to the dependents of senior citizens in this regard; and

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

A N S W E R
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) to (d): As a pilot initiative, all Canteen Stores Department (CSD) beneficiaries have been permitted to purchase provisions as per their entitlement from any canteen. In case a beneficiary (including Sr. citizen) is not able to present himself/herself personally, a dependent is permitted to purchase stores on his/her behalf after obtaining permission from the Chairman of the Unit Run Canteen (URC) to purchase provisions from that URC.

Source: Loksabha

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