The Indian Army soldiers, stationed away from their families, find solace in the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) that offers goods at significantly cheaper prices compared to the market. This benefit is made possible due to the government’s provision of a 50% GST rebate in CSD canteens, resulting in reduced prices for the soldiers.
Indian Army Soldiers Benefit from Canteen Stores Department (CSD) and Recent Changes Explained
However, recent changes have been implemented, restricting the quantity of goods a soldier can purchase per month. Despite these limitations, CSD canteens remain a valuable resource for the soldiers, catering to various needs from grocery items, kitchen appliances, electronics, to liquor and automobiles.
Foreign goods are also available, making it a convenient and cost-effective option for the Indian Army personnel. With a total of 33 Army Canteen Depots and approximately 3700 Unit Run Canteens across the country, soldiers can still benefit from subsidized prices and find essential items at the CSD.