E-Platform Launched by CSD for Ex-Servicemen Benefits

The Indian Ministry of Defence, in response to an unstarred question raised in the Rajya Sabha by Shri Ajay Pratap Singh on July 24, 2023, provided information about the introduction of an e-platform to facilitate the availability of CSD (Canteen Stores Department) canteen facilities and other services for ex-servicemen.

The question aimed to understand the government’s plans and progress in creating an online platform similar to popular e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. This initiative is particularly intended to cater to ex-servicemen residing in remote and distant areas who might find it challenging to access traditional brick-and-mortar CSD facilities.

CSD through E-Platform for Ex-Servicemen – Rajya Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 379
TO BE ANSWERED ON 24th July, 2023

CSD THROUGH E-PLATFORM FOR EX-SERVICEMEN

  1. SHRI AJAY PRATAP SINGH:
    Will the Minister of Defence be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government is going to create an e-platform like Amazon, Flipkart etc., to provide CSD canteen and other facilities to the ex-servicemen so that the soldiers settled in far-flung areas can avail this facility═ż and

(b) if so, the details of progress made in this direction along with the number of districts where this facility has been started?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI AJAY BHATT)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) & (b): An online portal is available for sale of Against Firm Demand Items Category One (AFD-I) including four wheelers/ two wheelers and white goods. The services are available to entitled CSD beneficiaries including ESM pan-India.

Source: Rajyasabha

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