CSD Canteen Facilities for Ex-Servicemen and Central Government Employees (Defence Civilian)
As of March 2020, 3809 Unit Run Canteens (URCs) all over the country, which can be utilized by Ex-servicemen and Central Government Employees (Defence Civilians). Comparing to last year the figure has increased by 109.
The Government has not given any orders for closure of URCs. However, merger of URCs is a periodic process based on the number of beneficiaries in the area, proximity to other URCs and organisational efficiency. All efforts are made to ensure that there is no inconvenience to the clientele, including Ex-servicemen.
List of Unit Run Canteens under CSD
The old list of 3730 Unit Run Canteens (URCs) in different States:
|State||Number of URCs|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||25|
|Jammu & Kashmir||673|
The URCs are run under the arrangement of the units/formations of Defence Services. They procure items from CSD to sell them to service personnel with a moderate profit.
Note: The number of URCs is a dynamic one. Over a period of time, many URCs get disbanded, merged or become inactive. The number of URCs (3730) as given above are the active URCs, presently drawing stores from 34 CSD Area Depot.