CHANDIGARH: Canteen Stores Depot (CSD) has introduced new guidelines for car purchase for defence personnel as officers are now entitled to buy a car of up to 3,000 cc and the frequency of purchase is limited to once in four years. The new guidelines will be implemented from June 1.
Earlier, the officers could buy a car of up to 2,500 cc and the frequency was once in four years.
Junior commissioned officers (JCOs) having been granted honorary commission are eligible to buy a car up to 2,500 cc and the frequency is once in seven years. Earlier, they could buy a car of only up to 1,500 cc and the frequency was once in seven years.
Other JCOs are eligible for a car of 2,000 cc but the frequency is limited to once in service and once after retirement. Also the first car could be purchased after 10 years of service and the gap between two purchases will be of at least 10 years.
Earlier, JCOs were eligible for a car up to 1,400 cc and the frequency was once in service and once after retirement.
Soldiers are now eligible for a car up to 1,800 cc and the frequency is the same as that for JCOs -- that is once in service and once after retirement -- and also, the first purchase can be made after 10 years of service and the difference between two purchases is to be 10 years. Earlier, they could buy a car of 1,400 cc and the frequency was once in service and once after retirement.DUE TO INFLATION
The limits of purchases have been enhanced across all categories due to inflation. The new rates will be implemented from June 1. Also, the unit-run canteens are being asked to ensure attractive items being sold strictly as on required basis and not in excess quantity. “Strict watch be maintained on sale of items where there is a large difference in the CSD and market rates, such as suitcases, watches, pressure cookers, fans and other attractive toiletry and cosmetic items. The profile of customers be strictly watched for spending beyond means,” said the new guidelines.
NEW MONTHLY LIMIT ENHANCED
For officers and honorary commissioned JCOs, the monthly limit has been enhanced from `7,000 to `11,000, in case of JCOs from `5,000 to `8,000 and those of other ranks from `3,500 to `5,500. The limit on liquor card has been increased to `2,500 across all ranks per month.