Canteen Stores Department (CSD) FAQ on Purchase of AFD Items (TV, Refrigerator, AC)
Frequently Asked Questions on the purchase of AFD Items through CSD.
AGAINST FIRM DEMAND (AFD)
Can I purchase all models of AFD-I items (TV, refrigerator, AC, etc) through CSD Depots?
No, only models listed in CSD are available through CSD.
A new bike/car/television/refrigerator model was launched yesterday. Can I buy it through CSD? If not, how long will it take for the item to become available through CSD?
All items available in CSD stores go through a strict evaluation process to ensure quality and optimum pricing. Unfortunately, this means that newly-launched products will not be immediately available through CSD. However, the item will be available in CSD stores after a minimum time period of three to four months.
How often can I buy a new television/refrigerator/washing machine etc?
All CSD consumers can purchase these items once in three years.
I am an Ex-Serviceman – am I eligible to buy a 4 wheeler through CSD?
Yes, CSD welcomes the patronage of ex-servicemen under certain conditions.
What are the conditions for purchasing a 4 wheeler through CSD?
The following conditions must be met for purchasing a 4 wheeler through CSD:
Are all military personnel entitled to purchase 2 wheelers?
Certainly, CSD offers 2 wheelers to every category of the Armed Forces. However, 2 wheeler can only be purchased every three years.
Do I need any special sanctions in order to purchase a 2 or 4 wheeler?
If so, how do I obtain them? For the convenience of the CSD consumer, no sanction has been placed on the purchase of 2 wheelers. The centralized Car sanction by CSD has been discontinued w.e.f. 20 July 2015.
Why does the same item have differing costs in different CSD depots?
Unfortunately, CSD is unable to keep costs consistent throughout the country due to differing tax structures of different states.
Are tax benefits available to CSD customers in all states?
Unfortunately, tax benefits are not available in all states. Some states have granted full exemption while others have given certain concessions.
Which states offer full tax exemption on VAT?
The states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh have granted full tax exemption to CSD while the Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, etc have granted certain tax concessions.
|Officers (Including Retired)||Up to 3000 cc||Once in Four Years|
|JCOs granted Honorary Commission & Equivalent (Including Retired)||2500 cc||Once in Seven Years|
|JCOs & Equivalent (Including Retired)||Up to 2000 cc||Once in Service & Once after Retirement. First Car after Ten Years of Service. Gap Between the purchase of Two Cars to be ten years.|
|OR & Equivalent (Including Retired)||Up to 1800 cc||Once in Service & Once after Retirement. First Car after Ten Years of Service. Gap Between the purchase of Two Cars to be ten years.|
|Civilians Officers of MoD paid out of Defence Estimates and Officers of CSD (Grade Pay Rs.6600 and above)||Up to 3000 cc||Once in Four Years.|
What is CSD Price?
- Canteen Stores Department (CSD) is a Central Government organization store selling products to Armed Forces Personnel and Ex-Servicemen at cheaper prices without tax.
What is the CSD Price List?
- A list of current rates of all products selling through Canteen Stores Department (CSD) to Armed Forces Personnel and Ex-Servicemen.
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