CSD Military Canteen Products List with catalogue
Canteen Stores Department (CSD) Military Canteen Products List with catalogue
CSD is a Service Shop, Not Profit Making Organaziation
India’s Biggest Chain Store for Serving and Retired Armed Forces Personnel and their Families
Canteen Stores Department (CSD) selling various prodcuts (more than 5000) through 3900 Unit Run Canteens located in various parts of India to Army Personnel and their families. CSD gained over 12 million consumers on their prompt service. CSD maintained 34 Depot (Warehouse – Godown) to supply products to all respective Unit Run Canteens.
CSD is the biggest welfare organization serving the personnel of Armed Forces, Ex-Servicemen and their families.
The main customer of CSD is Army, Navy and Air Force Officers, JCOs, ORs, Ex-Servicemen, Serving and Retired Defence Civilians and Family Pensioners. CSD published the listed products to all URC canteen during the month of January each year through a Pictorial Price-List. The listed products are categoriesed in CSD Army Canteen as seven segments.
Toilet Soaps, Oral Care, Hair care, Cosmetics, Detergent, Diapers and Napkins items are under Group-1
Electrical Appliances, Cookers, Crockery, Kitchenware, Sewing Machines and other Household requisites such as Gas Stove, Flask, Casserole, Light Products and Torch Cell items are under Group-2
Hosiery items, Plastic ware, Footwear, Luggages, Undergarments, Helmet, Sunglasses, Track suit, Sports Goods and Plastic Furniture items are under Group-3
Wrist watches and Stationery items are under Group-4
Liquor items are under Group-5
Food Stationery and Medicinal items are under Group-6
And last Group-7 items are most attractive among all Personnel called as AFD Items, such as, Television, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Twowheelers, Cars, Tractors, Cooking Ranges (Ovens and Chimneys), Air Conditioners & Geysers etc.,
Against Firm Demand (AFD) Products
AFD products are divided into two categories for the convenience of the customers. AFD items are not stocked in the Depot or URC. Once indent an item by the customer, CSD has arranged to collect the item from the respective dealer through a copy of local supply order (LS). Car, Bike, Scooter, Television, Wahsing machines, Refrigerators, Air conditions and Tractors are available under the Category -1 AFD Items.
The AFD Category -2 items are available in URC Canteen. Geyser, Oven, Sewing machines, Cooking items, Air coolers, Mattress etc., are directly purchased from the army canteen.
Introduction of New Products in CSD
Initially, the Preliminary Screening Committee will decide to introduce the recommended items in CSD. The committee comprising of representatives of CSD and three Services, nominated by the Services HQ. After negotiation of the price of the product with the manufacturer, the final consideration by the Board of Administration (BOA) chaired by General Manager (GM) CSD.
Unit Run Canteen (URC)
URC Canteen is a linked store between the CSD and customers. The main focus of the URC Canteens is to provide the daily usage products to customers at a price cheaper than the open market. At present, 3794 URC Canteen are functioning across the country.