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Grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to Retired Defence Civilian Employees

Grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to Retired Defence Civilian Employees: MoD’s Approval


F. No. 8(14)/2015-D (Mov)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 31st July, 2015.


Subject: Grant of CSD Canteen Facilities to Retired Defence Civilian Employees.

The issue relating to extension of CSD canteen facilities to retired defence civilian employees had been under consideration of government for a long time.
2. It has been decided to extend the CSD Canteen facilities to the retired Defence Civilian employees also.

3. This issues with the approval of Hon’ble Raksha Mantri.

(R.P.S. Negi)
Under Secretary to Govt of India

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/csd-facility-smuk.pdf

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  • My Dad retired from DRDO. Is he eligible to buy a car through CSD. Please respond & guide me

  • Vinay Nanda 9 years ago

    Please let me know how to avail this facility?


    The Secretary to Government of India
    Ministry of Defence
    South Block
    New Delhi-110 001
    (Through Proper Channel)
    Sub: Grant of CSD Canteen facilities to the retired Defence Civilian Employees.
    While the Service Personnel and Civilian Personnel are entitled for CSD Canteen benefits while in Service, after retirement the benefit is being extend to Service Personnel and the same is denied to the Civilian Employees. This is a clear discrimination. In the past whenever AIDTOA raised this demand it was always told that if such facility is extended to Civilians then there would be demand from the Para Military Forces also. At present, the Ministry of Home have already extended the Canteen facility to its Para Military Forces at par with Ex-Servicemen. Moreover, the Ministry of Defence have extended the CSD Canteen facility for Civilian Employees who are retiring from the CSD. Therefore, there is no justification in denying the benefit to the Defence Civilian Employees.
    It is also a fact that more than 60% of the Defence Civilian Employees settle down in their home town which is far away from the places where the CSD/ Unit Run Canteens are functioning. Therefore, at their old age they will not be travelling long distances for purchasing items from the Canteen. Therefore, the contention of the CSD Managing Board that they cannot extend the facility due to shortage of infrastructure and manpower is not justified.
    It is a known fact that the Railway Employees who are eligible for free pass for travelling all over the country in Train are extended the benefit after retirement also. When Railway Ministry has recognised the services of the Railway Employees even after retirement there is no justification in Defence Ministry denying such recognition to its retired Civilian Employees.
    In view of the above, as already decided in the special meeting held under the Chairmanship of JS(E) on 12/11/2014 the CSD Managing Board may approve the recommendation of the MoD in this regard for extending the CSD Canteen facility to the retired Defence Civilian Employees.
    Thanking you
    DMRL,Hyderabad Yours faithfully
    January 06,2015 General Secretary
    All India DRDO Technical Officers Association (AIDTOA)
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