Canteen Stores Department (CSD) Smart Card Eligibility and Rules
Generally, who are all eligible for availing CSD canteen facilities they can only apply for the smart card. Three Armed Forces Personnel and Officers, Ex-Servicemen and Civilian employees, and officers of OFB.
In accordance with Army Order AO 32/84, Ex-Servicemen and their families and Ex-defence personnel with a minimum of 5 years of service are entitled to CSD (I) Canteen facilities available in units/establishments. Cadets / Recruits boarded out on medical grounds are also entitled to avail CSD facilities.
Dependent Canteen Smart Card
As per the order issued on 4th May 2018 by the Integrated HQ of Ministry of Defence (Army), Canteen Services Directorate, due to exigencies of services, dependent canteen smart cards (grocery only) have been authorized to dependents of Armed Forces personnel (serving & retired) only.
Feedback has been received from the environment wrt misuse of dependent canteen smart cards by few beneficiaries. Following issues are reiterated:-
- (a) Dependent cards may be applied on a need basis only. Further,
dependent canteen cards will not be used as identity cards. Dependent cards will only be used for gaining access to Unit Run Canteens.
- (b) Following dependents of Armed Forces personnel (serving & retired) only are entitled to dependent canteen smalt cards (grocery only):-
Parents of Armed Forces personnel (serving & retired) (only if
dependent, as per official records).
- Up to the age of 25 years or till getting married \ (whichever is earlier). Unmarried/ Widow/ divorcee daughters if the dependent is also entitled irrespective of age. The eligibility will be verified by the URC through official records.
- Up to the age of 25 years or till getting employed (whichever is earlier). The eligibility will be verified by the URC through official records.
Only two dependent grocery cards are entitled to a beneficiary. The onus of furnishing authentic data lies with the primary grocery cardholder. URCs/ Local military authority (LMA) will carry out check wrt authenticity/ eligibility of dependent canteen smart
Further, the entitlement of dependent grocery canteen smart cards to children below 10 years of age has been done away with, with immediate effect. her,entit|ementofdependentgrocery-canteensmartcards.
CSD Monthly Limit for Grocery Items
The list of items purchased from all CSD Unit Run Canteen by monthly Limit on Grocery Items:
|Item List||Limit Period|
|Shaving Cream and related products||4 Pieces|
|After Shave Lotion||3 Pieces|
|Shaving Razor||6 Packets|
|Tooth Brushes||6 Pieces|
|Toothpaste and Powder||6 Pieces|
|Mouthwash and Related Products||4 Pieces|
|Perfume and Body Spray||6 Pieces|
|Soap and Hand wash||8 Pieces|
|Face Powder||4 Pieces|
|Bath Soap and Body wash||12 Pieces|
|Face wash||3 Pieces|
|Shampoo and related products||8 Pieces|
|Hair Oil||6 Pieces|
|Hair colour and Hair Dye||3 Pieces|
|Detergent Soap||6 Pieces|
|Dish Washing Cake and Liquid||6 Pieces|
|Detergent powder||6 Kg|
|Liquid Detergent||3 Pieces|
|Fabric Conditioner||4 Pieces|
|Room Freshener||10 Pieces|
|Soft Drinks||20 Litre|
|Cornflakes and Cereals||3 Kg|
|Maggi and Noodles||25 Packets|
|Balm (Pain Relief)||6 Pieces|
|Toilet Cleaner||12 Pieces|