Canteen Stores Department – Serving Those who Serve the Country….
The Canteen Stores Department, a Government of India undertaking under the Union Minister of Defence, is committed to welfare of troops of the Army, Navy and Air Force and their families, through easy access to quality products of daily use at less than market prices.
Today, because of the surging aspirations of Service personnel and their families and the media exposure to the improving standards of living in our country, the CSD provides a range of quality branded and unbranded products from shoe brushes to microwave ovens and cooking oil to luxury cars. The portfolio has grown from just a few items of daily use in 1948 (when the Department was created) to over four thousand products today.
Canteen Stores Department’s operations today includes a portfolio of 4500 products which are sourced from 650 vendors including multi-national and leading Indian Companies.
The Department is continuously working on the improvements in its operating systems by adopting the latest automation and digitization techniques which help reduce cost and therefore end user prices.
CSD’s trading operation is worked around seven basic product Groups.
Group I – Toiletries
Group II – Household Requisites
Group III – General Use Items
Group IV – Watches and Stationery
Group V – Liquor
Group VI – Food & Medicinal Items
Group VII – 4 Wheelers, 2 Wheelers & White goods.
In order to achieve the best price for consumers, CSD encourages competition among suppliers.
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