Thursday, September 22, 2011

CDA arm twists top brass for Unit Run Canteens

Dear Editor
what almost all of us know that armed forces personnel are entitled to CSD facilities. Armed forces personnel by definition are those men/women in uniforms in three services namely the Army , Air Force & Navy.
Eligibility criterion though not in black and white had since been diluted. Civilian central govt employees paid out of Defence Estimates have been allowed to draw CSD stores less liquors from the unit run canteens.
Arm twisting the top brass in the armed forces CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCTS whose employees are paid out of CIVIL ESTIMATES are running 38 URCs ( UNIT RUN CANTEENS) in the govt accommodations for their employees.
Neither the central govt civilian employees (the CDA STAFF) are eligible for CSD facilities NOR controllers of defence accounts authorised to run 38 URCs (unit run canteens). Total sale from those 38 Canteens are huge. Profits from sale of CSD goods to unauthorised personnel is also very very large.
Secondly CDA STAFF/ EST is meant for audit of defence grants and its proper utilisation. By extending the facility to this watchdog has been done surely with a vested interest. Canteen Stores Department ADELPHI Navy Mumbai a solely central govt owned organisation responsible for provision of CSD stores to all the appx 3600 URCs in the three Arms OF THE Military. As a matter of rule URCs unless registered with CANTEEN STORES DEPTT Adelphi, Navy Mumbai cannot receive any CSD goods in its URCs. It is therefore obvious that 38 unauthorised CDA Establishment run URCs have been duly registered though not even eligible for CSD goods. And it obvious such compromise is being exploited by the top brass of three services. Mega scam and scandals in the Defence had therefore been very routine. Huge profits accrued from the sale of CSD goods are then clandestinely distributed amongst the CDA staff proportionate to the salary drawn (thereby giving maximum benefit to the TOP CDA officials). But Who cares!
CSD canteens abused by CDA
Posted in By :(Not Verified) haridas mandal
Letter to the Editor Sent to : OUTLOOK
Country: India
Date: APR-29-2010

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