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CSD goods finds its way to civil shops

Army stores goods surface in open market
TNN Aug 30, 2001, 01.20am IST
Secunderabad: The shop owners in Secunderabad cantonment -- particularly in Trimulgherry and Lal Bazar -- are selling commodities 'procured' from the canteen stores department (csd) managed by different units of army.
The csd services are for serving defence personnel, retired army personnel and their dependents and civilians who work in defence establishments. some of the shop owners in the cantonment purchase the essential commodities like soap, toothpastes, shampoos and oils on the cards of the defence personnel and sell them at the market rates.
The csd seal can be seen on the commodities sold by the shop owners at Trimulgherry and Lal Bazar. goods like fans, suitcases, pressure cookers, mixer grinders and stoves are purchased from the csds at subsidised rates and sold in the open market in Secunderabad cantonment. the central csd depot of the army at Trimulgherry supplies the commodities to more than 50 csds in the cantonment. As the difference between the market rate of a commodity and the subsidised rate at the csd is nearly 25 per cent, shop owners who sell them get a good profit. the supplies department of the army conducted raids on several csds in July. in the raids, the canteen cards with names included unauthorisedly were recovered.
The army personnel also caught middlemen delivering the goods from csds to shop owners and left them with a warning. Army stores goods surface in open market

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