What is the Monthly Quota in CSD Canteen?
The concept of Quota in CSD Canteen is quite simple. In essence, it refers to the purchase limit that is imposed on customers who wish to buy goods from the Unit Run Canteens (URCs) that are affiliated with the Canteen Stores Department (CSD). These URCs offer a variety of products to customers, and they are classified into two categories: AFD (Against Firm Demand) and Non-AFD items.
AFD items are those that are sold through a consignment between the customer and the dealer in the presence of CSD. On the other hand, non-AFD items can be purchased directly by customers using cash or card through the URC Canteens. However, there are certain limits imposed on both AFD and non-AFD items that can be purchased from the CSD canteen.
To be more specific, AFD items are divided based on the price of goods above Rs. 750. The CSD sets the purchase limit for customers from time to time, and this also includes the smart card grocery limit and the items that can be purchased from the URC canteen. It is important to note that there are specific eligibility criteria for the canteen card, which is required to purchase goods from CSD Unit Run Canteens across India.
Rank-wise Quota Limit in CSD Canteen
AFD Items value of items above Rs 750 per item: The CSD Canteen has set limits for the purchase of AFD items valued above Rs. 750 per item based on rank. Officers and equivalent ranks have a monthly limit of Rs. 11,000 and a liquor card limit of Rs. 2,500, for a total of Rs. 13,500 per month. Their annual limit is Rs. 1,00,000. JCOs with Hony Commission and equivalent ranks also have a monthly limit of Rs. 11,000 and a liquor card limit of Rs. 2,500, with the same total and annual limits as Officers. JCOs and equivalent ranks have a monthly limit of Rs. 8000 and a liquor card limit of Rs. 2500, for a total of Rs. 10,500 per month and an annual limit of Rs. 75,000. ORs and equivalent ranks have the lowest limits, with a monthly limit of Rs. 5500 and a liquor card limit of Rs. 2500, for a total of Rs. 8000 per month and an annual limit of Rs. 55,000. Defence Civilian PB-3 and PB-4 employees have a monthly limit of Rs. 11,000 with no liquor card limit and an annual limit of Rs. 1,00,000. Defence Civilian PB-2 employees have a monthly limit of Rs. 8000 with no liquor card limit and an annual limit of Rs. 75,000, while those in the lowest pay band have a monthly limit of Rs. 5500 with no liquor card limit and an annual limit of Rs. 55,000 as well.
Rank-wise Monthly Limit in CSD Canteen
A comprehensive report has been compiled with regard to the monthly limit of purchases at CSD Canteens for items valued below Rs. 750 per item. This report details the rank category, monthly purchase limit, and limit for Liquor Cards. Officers and their equivalents have a monthly purchase limit of Rs. 11,000 and a Liquor Card limit of Rs. 2,500. Similarly, JCOs granted Hony Commission and their equivalents also have a monthly purchase limit of Rs. 11,000 and a Liquor Card limit of Rs. 2,500. For JCOs and their equivalents, the monthly purchase limit is Rs. 8,000 and the Liquor Card limit is Rs. 2,500. Other Ranks and their equivalents have a monthly purchase limit of Rs. 5,500 and a Liquor Card limit of Rs. 2,500. Defence Civilian PB 3&4 have a monthly purchase limit of Rs. 11,000 and no Liquor Card limit. Defence Civilian PB 2 have a monthly purchase limit of Rs. 8,000 and no Liquor Card limit. Lastly, Defence Civilian PB 1 have a monthly purchase limit of Rs. 5,500 and no Liquor Card limit.
|S.No||Rank Cat||Monthly Limit||Liquor Card|
|(a)||Officers & equivalent||Rs. 11,000||Rs. 2,500|
|(b)||JCO granted Hony Commission & equivalent||Rs. 11,000||Rs. 2,500|
|(c)||JCOs & equivalent||Rs. 8,000||Rs. 2,500|
|(d)||OR & equivalent||Rs. 5,500||Rs. 2,500|
|(e)||Def Civ PB 3&4||Rs. 11,000||NA|
|(f)||Def Civ PB 2||Rs. 8,000||NA|
|(a)||Def Civ PB 1||Rs. 5,500||NA|
Rank-wise Monthly Limit for AFD Items in CSD
In order to streamline the purchasing process, the CSD has put into place a monthly limit for AFD items, which is based on both rank and cost. This limit applies to all items that are valued at more than Rs. 750 per item. Specific limits have been set for each rank category.
For Officers and those in equivalent positions, the total limit is Rs. 13,500, with an annual limit of Rs. 1,00,000. JCOs granted Hony Commission and those in equivalent positions also have a total limit of Rs. 13,500, with an annual limit of Rs. 1,00,000. JCOs and those in equivalent positions have a total limit of Rs. 10,500, with an annual limit of Rs. 75,000. ORs and those in equivalent positions have a total limit of Rs. 8000, with an annual limit of Rs. 55,000. For Def Civ PB 3&4, the total limit is Rs. 11,000, with an annual limit of Rs. 1,00,000. For Def Civ PB 2, the total limit is Rs. 8000, with an annual limit of Rs. 75,000. Lastly, for Def Civ PB 1, the total limit is Rs. 5500, with an annual limit of Rs. 55,000. It is essential to abide by these limits in order to avoid any complications in the purchasing process.
|S.No||Rank Cat||Total||Annual Limit|
|(a)||Officers & equivalent||Rs.13,500||Rs. 1,00,000|
|(b)||JCO granted Hony Commission & equivalent||Rs. 13,500||Rs. 1,00,000|
|(c)||JCOs & equivalent||Rs. 10,500||Rs. 75,000|
|(d)||OR & equivalent||Rs. 8000||Rs. 55,000|
|(e)||Def Civ PB 3&4||Rs. 11,000||Rs. 1,00,000|
|(f)||Def Civ PB 2||Rs. 8000||Rs. 75,000|
|(a)||Def Civ PB 1||Rs. 5500||Rs. 55,000|
AFD and Non-AFD Monthly Limit
Monthly Purchase Limit of AFD and Non-AFD Items for Defence Officers
Armed Forces Defence Officers are entitled to purchase up to Rs. 11,000 worth of goods per month. Similarly, officers holding equivalent ranks can also make purchases up to this limit. However, for those who fall under this category, a higher monthly purchase limit of Rs. 1,00,000 is available.
Monthly Purchase Limit of AFD and Non-AFD Items for Hony Commissioned Officers
Honoured Officers and those with equivalent ranks now have the delightful opportunity to make purchases of both AFD and non-AFD items within a given limit. For JCO-granted and Honorary Commissioned Officers, the limit has been set at Rs. 11,000 per month; whereas, for other Officers and those with equivalent ranks, the limit is set at a generous Rs. 1,00,000 per month. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity today!
Monthly Purchase Limit of AFD and Non-AFD Items for JCO
JCOs are entitled to set limits for their monthly purchases of AFD and non-AFD items. For officers and equivalent ranks, the limit is Rs. 8,000 per month for both AFD and non-AFD items. However, for JCOs, the limit is set at Rs. 75,000 per month for non-AFD items and Rs. 8,000 per month for AFD items.
Monthly Purchase Limit of AFD and Non-AFD Items for Others
Individuals holding the position of officers and their counterparts have been given the opportunity to procure AFD and non-AFD items for a specific limit every month. The purchase limit for AFD and non-AFD items is Rs. 5,500 and Rs. 55,000 respectively.
Monthly Purchase Limit of AFD and Non-AFD Items for Civilian Officers
As a civilian officer, you are entitled to a monthly purchase limit for both AFD and non-AFD items. Depending on your rank, this limit may vary. For PB 3 & 4 officers, the monthly limit is set at Rs. 11,500, whereas higher-ranking officers can enjoy a more generous limit of Rs. 1,00,000 per month. For PB 2 officers, the monthly limit is set at Rs. 8,000 or Rs. 75,000 for higher-ranking officers. Finally, PB 1 officers are eligible for a monthly purchase limit of Rs. 5,500 or Rs. 55,000 for higher-ranking officers. This AFD and non-AFD limit also applies to Defence civilian employees.
With effect from 1st June 2015, the purchase limits for grocery stores from CSD will be as under:-
Items under AFD worth more than Rs. 750 per item will be counted automatically in the annual limit. The canteen management may impose lower monetary limits on grocery items due to inventory reasons. Unit Run Canteens management will sell attractive items only as required and will keep a close watch on the sale of items with a large price difference between CSD and market rates. The customers’ profiles will be strictly monitored. Formation HQs will take necessary measures to prevent any misuse or illegal activity, and strict disciplinary actions will be taken against personnel involved in such activities. The contents of this letter will be shared with all relevant personnel. The liquor entitlements will remain the same as per the issued scale mentioned in the office letter No. 96219/Q/DDGCS dated 07 Oct 2008, and the letter No. 96027/Q/DDGCS dated 27 Oct 2008 is now superseded.
What are AFD and non-AFD Quotas?
There are certain limitations in place for purchases made by CSD Smart Card holders for both AFD and non-AFD items. The duration of availability is a constraint for AFD items, while non-AFD items are usually limited by the amount and quantity allowed for purchase.
CSD AFD URC Canteen – Monthly Limit for Grocery Items
A limitation has been imposed on the monthly purchase of certain essential items for CSD customers. In accordance with the CSD directive, a list has been compiled to determine the family’s monthly needs. The said list is provided below.
|CSD Item||Limit per month per card|
|Shaving Cream, Gel, Foam, Soap||4 pieces|
|After Shave||3 pieces|
|Shaving Blade, Razor||6 pieces|
|Shaving Brush||3 pieces|
|Toothpaste, Toothpowder||6 pieces|
|Fairness Cream, Cold Cream, Moisturizer, Cosmetic Lotion||4 pieces|
|Deodorant, Body Spray, Perfume||8 pieces|
|Liquid Soap , Handwash||4 pieces|
|Talcum Powder||10 pieces|
|Toilet, Bathing Soap, Bodywash||3 pieces|
|Shampoo, Conditioner||6 pieces|
|Hair Oil, Massage oil||3 pieces|
|Hair colour, Dye||6 pieces|
|Detergent Bar, Cake||8 pieces|
|Toilet Cleaner, Cleaning Agent||6 pieces|
|Dish washing Bar, Liquid||5 pieces|
|Detergent Powser||5 Kgs|
|Liquid Detergent||3 pieces|
|Fabric conditioner||4 pieces|
|Non-stick kitchenware||2 pieces|
|Room Freshener, Air Purifier||10 pieces|
|Flask, Bottle||2 pieces|
|Casserole, Lunchbox||2 pieces|
|Soft drink, Juice||20 Litres|
|Bournvita, Complan, Horlicks, Boost, Health Drink, Baby Food||6 Kgs|
|Squash , Rasna , Glucose||10 pieces|
|Ketchepu , Sauce||4 pieces|
|Ghee, Edible Oil –upto 1 kg||5 kgs|
|Ghee Edible Oil – above 1 kg||2 kgs|
|Rice, cereal – upto 1 kg||5 kgs|
|Rice, cereal – above 1 kg||2 kgs|
|Maggi, Noodles||30 Packets|
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