Review of Entitlement of Four-wheelers Through CSD
In accordance with the Ministry of Defence letter dated 30th November 2022, the entitlement for purchasing a car from the CSD AFD online portal has been altered and will be effective from 1st January 2023. Army, Navy, and Air Force Personnel and Ex-Servicemen will be entitled to purchase cars at the value of 8 Lakh, 10 Lakh and 20 Lakh for pay levels 3 to 5, 6 to 9 and 10 to 18 respectively.
CSD Car Eligibility for Pay Levels 3, 4 and 5
This is a review of the eligibility criteria for purchasing four-wheelers (cars) through CSD for individuals in Pay Level 3A to 5, including retired and widowed individuals (as applicable). The cost of the vehicle is Rs. 8 lakh excluding taxes. The first vehicle can be purchased while in service, and the second vehicle can be purchased after retirement. The first vehicle can be purchased after five years of service. There must be a gap of eight years between the purchase of two vehicles. If the late husband of a widow had purchased a car each while in service and after retirement, she will not be eligible to buy a car. However, if the late husband had purchased only one car while in service, then the widow can purchase one car through CSD after a gap of eight years from the date of the last purchase.
CSD Car Eligibility for Pay Levels 6, 7 and 9
The pay levels of 6 to 9, including retirees and widows, are eligible to purchase a car through the CSD. The first car can be purchased as an Other Rank, the second car upon promotion to Junior Commissioned Officer, and the third car after retirement. The first car can be purchased after completing five years of service, and there must be a gap of eight years between the purchase of two cars. However, if the late husband had purchased a car during his service as well as after retirement, the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. If the late husband only purchased a car during his service, then the widow is allowed to buy one car through CSD after a gap of eight years from the date of last purchase. The cost of the car is Rs 10 Lakh, excluding taxes.
CSD Car Eligibility for Pay Levels 10 to 18
Eligibility for CSD car for Pay Levels 10 to 18, including retired and widows (as applicable), is Rs. 20 Lakh excluding taxes and can be availed once in every eight years.
CSD Car Eligibility for Ordnance Officers
The eligibility criteria for CSD car purchases extends to ordnance employees and officers, as well as serving and retired defence civilians who are paid out of defence estimates in Pay Level 11 to 18, including family pensioners. The maximum limit for the car purchase is set at Rs 20 lakh, excluding taxes, and this benefit can be availed once in every eight years.
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Quartermaster General’s Branch
Canteen Services Directorate
West Block-Ill, Wing-III,
R K Puram, New Delhi-110066
30 Nov 2022
As per Distribution List
REVIEW OF ENTITLEMENT OF FOUR-WHEELERS THROUGH CSD
1. Refer CS Dte letter No 96350/Q/DDGCS/CAR/POLICY dated 27 Oct 2020.
2. Competent Authority has approved the following revised entitlement of four-wheelers w.e.f. 01 Jan 2023 .-
|(a)||Pay Level 3A to 5 (Including Retired & Widows (As applicable))||8 Lakh excluding taxes||First car in service and Second car after Retirement. First car after five years of service. Gap between purchases of two cars to be eight years. For Widows, if the late husband had purchased a car each while in service and after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. In case late husband had purchased only one car while in service, then widow can buy one car through CSD after a gap of eight years from the date of last purchase.|
|(b)||Pay Level 6 to 9 (Including Retired and Widows (As applicable))||Rs 10 Lakh excluding taxes||First car as an OR, second car on promotion as JCO and third car after retirement, First car after five years of service. Gap between purchases of two cars to be eight years. For Widows, if the late husband had purchased a car each while in service as well as after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. In case late husband had purchased car(s) only while in service, then widow can buy one car through CSD after a gap of eight years from the date of last purchase.|
|(c)||Pay Level 10-18 (Including Retired and Widows (As
|Rs. 20 Lakh excluding taxes||Once in eight years.|
|(d)||Serving and Retired Defence Civilians Paid out of Defence Estimates in Pay Level 11 to 18 only (Including Family pensioners)||Rs 20 Lakh excluding taxes||Once in eight years.|
3 Addl Incentive for Purchase of Electric Vehicles (EVs). Beneficiaries will be entitled to purchase EVs costing up to 5 Lakhs more than the limits stipulated at Para 2 above.
4. Policy on Special Sanctions will continue as hither to fore subject to above entitlement.
5 This letter supersedes CS Dte letter No 95350/0/DDGCS/CAR/POLICY dated 27 Oct 2020
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Category of AFD Items in CSD Canteen
The Canteen Stores Department (CSD) has divided their available AFD items into two categories: Category-I and Category-II. Category-I items are not stocked by the Depots, but arranged by CSD and collected directly by customers from dealers. This includes items such as refrigerators, TVs, washing machines, air conditioners, microwave ovens, cars, tractors, and two-wheelers. On the other hand, Category-II items are procured by CSD Area Depots based on firm demand received from URC to depot and sold to consumers through URCs. Examples of these items include ovens, geysers, foot model sewing machines, cooking ranges, air coolers, coir mattresses, and other high-value household durable goods.
How to purchase Category-I and II Items in CSD Canteen?
To purchase Category-I items from CSD Canteen, individual customers must obtain information from the CSD website or CSD Area Depots and confirm availability with the respective dealers. Dealers must keep CSD Area Managers informed about item availability from time to time.
Customers are required to submit a prescribed form (available with depots/CSD website) duly filled-in and countersigned by the Commanding Officer of the unit in case of Servicemen or by Station Headquarters or DSS&A Board in case of Ex-servicemen. Customers must also provide a UTR generated by a payee Bank and duly signed and stamped by the Banker in token of having transferred the amount through RTGS/NEFT towards the price of the item. The UTR must mention the name of the customer who actually transferred the amount. Each Depot has a separate account number and bank, so customers must verify the Bank Account number of the Area Depot before transferring money through RTGS/NEFT to avoid any complications at a later stage.
After completing formalities at the Depot, such as preparation of Official Receipt, Local Supply Order (LS) on supplier, etc., individuals are given an authority letter and a copy of the LS Order to be submitted to the distributor.