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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fresh information on Car sales through CSD


The Deputy Directorate General Canteen Services (DDGCS) at the QMG’s branch has issued a fresh letter reiterating the ban of car sales through CSD on account of budgetary constraints.

The letter issued on 22 Feb 2012 however states that despite the ban, the directorate has been authorised to grant permission on case to case basis and for this a special ‘Car Sanction Cell’ is being established.

The Cell would be manned by a Section Officer who would be available on telephone numbers (011) 23092563 and 23093572.

Irrespective of rank, anybody who is desirous of buying a car through CSD can apply to the DDG CS with an application with the following particulars :

(a)  Date of car last purchased from CSD
(b)  Reasons for requirement of the special sanction
(c)  Make and Model of the car required
(d)  Name of depot from where the car is required

The letter reiterates that the ban would be lifted completely when the budgetary situation improves but till that happens this adhoc arrangement shall continue.

Readers are respectfully requested not to email me with any query on the above since the details are self-explanatory. 

47 comments:

paddy14 said...

Sad state of affairs. individual pays for car > money goes to the dealer > state govt exchequer looses the tax. its a perfect close loop system. i fail to understand how can a budgetary constraint happen if an individual is pitching in money himself, unless a complicated system is introduced by forces for some motives. Another reason for budgetary constraint can happen of course if canteen is giving cars free of cost to faujis which may happen only after 100th pay commission?

Abe said...

Creation of special cells in defence services canteen spells corruption. The kith and kin of the staff and people in formation staff will have access to it. Poor foot soldiers what about them.

corona8 said...

The only constraint appears to be an all pervasive lack of sensitivity amongst the higher rungs of the channel responsible to their assigned role of delivery of a valid and entitled benefit. Someone needs to explain what is this 'budgetary constraint', how it arose, who's responsible and when is the individual to be court martialled. And, then we go blaming the political and bureaucratic set up!
What about other 'white goods', one wonders.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the draft given by indl goes to consolidated fund of india. dealer is paid immediately by CSD but reimbursement to CSD comes much later from consolidated fund, blocking the money of CSD. However all is not clean in this matter. There appear to be undercover understandings by officials as the problem is not that unsolvable.

Unknown said...

Dear sir I have a doubt.
(http://www.indianmilitary.info/2008/10/below-mentioned-is-second-part-of.html)
You say in the above article that SAG is not equivalent to Maj Gen, but in Ministry of Railways any officer who reaches SAG is eligible to hold the appointment of Executive Director Railway Board (ex-officio Joint Secy, Ministry of Railways). And after serving as ED, he can be transferred back to zonal railways and posted as Chief Engineers etc.
And they can also be appointed at JS level posts in other ministries.
Example: Mr NK Jain, IRPS 1986 is Director (Personnel), Air India (JS level post).
Can you please explain?

Anonymous said...

Not understood What is this budgetory limitation. it is another red file system and denial of canteen facility to poor soldiers.

Jose Mathew

Anonymous said...

ex defence personnels should be allowed to purchase items from malls like csd canteen. Efforts should be done for it. It will be great help.

Aman said...

please see it the contact numbers are right.

Anonymous said...

What I heard was that CSD procurements have been stopped because of a scam in which CSD officials made crores by getting cash from service personnel (viz the DDs) into the CSD accounts and re-investing it for profit while delaying payments to dealers. The crisis was precipitated when the stock market crashed and some dealer's couldn't be paid.

Anonymous said...

Well, all said than done, now th epoint is how many days will it take for a sanction to come? Is it sure i will get the sanction? There is so uncertainity even with this so called budgetary limitaion sanction....can anyone tell me the time taken in this procedure?

LT.COL.HS DHAM( MAHARS ) said...

THE FRUITS OF STEP BY STEP OROP AND CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE BUREAUCRATS AND SLOW POISONING/CURBS OF PRIVILEGES ENJOYED BY THE DEFENCE FORCES HAS BECOME LIKE THE PROVERB " EK HATH LE AUR DO HATH DE " THE MANEATER LION IS ROARING " YEH HATH MUJHE DE DEY THAKUR " A FILM DIALOGUE OF BLOCBUSTER SHOLAY. FAUJIS IN INDIAN DEMOCRACY WILL BE TREATED LIKE FAUJIS (LOW ON PRIORTY HIGH IN EXPECTATIONS )JAI HIND.

faransqi said...

All these privilages : "waiting period for CSD items ,ban on use of social media sites " must also be given due publicity in Fauj's recruitment ads in order to attract the young talent............then let's see how many deshbhakts come fwd for SSB's or recruitment

Anonymous said...

For more information see the govt. order on the same at exsainik.blogspot.com/2012/04/car-sales-through-csd.html

aman said...

Sir the numbers published in your blog never respond.23093660 Dy Dte canteen services deals with the said matter.

Anonymous said...

i want to know how i can apply to sanction cell or DDGCS... any online application form available for the same??? Or do i need to send a hard copy application??? If i have to send a hardcopy then what is the address where it needs to be sent??? Please provide the information.
Rana Ajay
ranaajay21@yahoo.co.in

SVR said...

I woulod like to know how the forms can be obtained for purchasing the car from CSD
.

COLONEL SANDIP KHANNA said...

OUR COMPANY SAINIK CAR OPTIONS AND SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED OPERATES OUT OF DELHI CANTT AND WE SPECIALISE IN SOURCING NEW CARS FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL THROUGH VARIOUS CANTEEN STORES DEPOTS SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY YOU COULD POSSIBLY ADD CSD RATES OF NEW CARS TO YOUR WEBSITE AND FORWARD DEFENCE RELATED QUERRIES TO MY MAIL ID ON WHICH WE WILL PROVIDE THE RATES AND SERVICE THEM AS WE ARE DOING THE SAME FOR OTHER PORTALS ALSO COL SANDIP KHANNA colonelskhanna@gmail.com, MOB 9868518699 AND, 9891093389
REGARDS,
SANDIP KHANNA,
9891093389 , 9868518699

POSTAL ADDRESS,
COL SANDIP KHANNA,
SAINIK CAR OPTIONS AND SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED,
III/3-3A , ( BEHIND NEHA BEAUTY PARLOUR ,)
GOPINATH BAZAR,
DELHI CANTT/-110010
TELE: 011-25691705/17064335

Anonymous said...

the ban has been lifted wef Jul 2012. :)

Sprakash said...

Thanks to our indifferent seniors.... soon enough we will be writing a personal application for purchase on 2 packs of Maggi or one toothpate or a soap cake.... God bless us....
S Prakash

Anonymous said...

CSD was only for uniformed soldiers and slowly DRDO, MOD(DP) all Civilians have been given the privelages which only the soldier of a nation was accorded, Some thought needs to be put in to see how this got perculated and who are the beneficiary at first instance, Any rules and regulations have been circumvented to make all those intitially non entitled so called defence employees, Tomarrow, all Defence PSUs, Private firms manufacturing defence equipments will all ask for this concessions and privelages, Some action needs to be taken to stop all this major scandal going on

Prasad said...

there is a post above which says that the ban has been lifted wef jul 2012. Can anyone confirm the same?

Anonymous said...

Now a days, car dealers are offering huge cash discounts plus free insurance in which the CSD price and ex-showroom price of a car nearly equal. Then why we faujis are crying for it ? it is our habit that whatever the items available in CSD, we are purchasing it blindly without knowing the quality of the items. There are better options available in civil market to choose from variety of models, colours and well behaviour from the dealers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Maj Navdeep Singh,
Through this valuable blog I wish to seek your kind advice for the welfare of Ex-Servicemen who have joined PSUs after retirement.
Your kind attention is drawn towards the term Pay Protection to the Ex Servicemen on joining PSUs.
Nearly 47 ESM from three branches of Armed Forces (Army Air Force & Navy) have joined BSNL as Telecom Technical Assistant(TTA) through qualifying the recruitment exam.
We have dedicated 18 to 25 Years service to the nation in armed forces but we are bearing a great loss on financial front since we are not granted Pay protection by BSNL and our Pay is fixed at the initial rate of the Cadre to which we belong.We have tried to approach the management through letter corres but thereisno reply from the mgt, every body is turning to deaf ear. Unions are not supporting ussince we are in minority in the str of 2.7 lac employees.We are such a juncture where the social resp are increased due to Edn,Home constuction and children marriage we are loosing at the financial front since we are not granted pay protection by BSNL.
You are requested to guide us how can we be granted Pay protection while the other PSUs like BHEL,LIC of India,Nationalised Banks etc are granting Pay Protection to ESM re-employed in their org. If there is any Govt order regarding this kindly post to my Email Id rb_singh64@yahoo.com
It is a comman issue and will benefit to many needy ESM,so kindly help us out.
with warm regards.
RB Singh TTA for ESM TTAs in BSNL
I/C Tele Exch Vasundhara Ghaziabad
Contact No.9410637891
Office-0120-2698001
Resi-01232-232066

AK said...

how to know the status of application for sanction?Is Ban on Car sale regularization lifted?Contacting on above mentioned no.s is utter waste of time only.Pls help.

Anonymous said...

At Ahmedabad CSD depot only officers posted in Gujarat or having domicile from Gujarat are allowed to buy car.

Geetha said...

Hi,
I am from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and i would like to book car through CSD. When i contacted authorized dealer they said there is still not processing csd orders. Can anyone please confirm me if the ban has been lifted or not. Also is it possible to purchase car in another state csd and register in Andhra Pradesh. Appreciate your comments.

Steve said...

Hi , I got sanction for a four wheeler from csd last month and i booked the car, now i feel i made a wrong choice of the car. Is there any way i can change the choice of the car after i get the sanction order, i didnt get the purchase order yet.Please help me in this redg.

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to contact the numbers given in the original message for 15 days now. I am certain that the phone is just lifted off the cradle and left on table. they do not want to attend to querries or inform about status or the expected date of giving the permission. Very frustrating.

Anonymous said...

hi all,
Few years back i wanted to buy a car through CSD, however i was denied on the grounds that cars are available to defence personell / ex servicemen who have served the forces at a specific rank.
I have retired from indian navy after serving 10 years with the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

Can i buy a car now with the new rules. Please can some one help and advise

Anonymous said...

Yes u can buy a car.since u have served air force. There r no such new rules. Its just u need to have exp in serving in any stream. Fill up the form send to head quarters new Delhi , u will get sanction letter. By using that get the purchase order and give to the dealer . that's all uvwill get your car.

Anonymous said...



I am working as Scientist in DRDO since i have CSD card, am i eligible to buy a car through CSD. please can some one help and suggest.

Amit TRJB said...

i want to buy a car through CSD , my father is Ex-service man. his rank is "Sepoy". can i buy Swift desire from CSD on his account. this is first (if i can buy). pls tell he is eligable for maruti swift dezire VXI (petrol)

sunil said...

100 % right...we have no respect for vertical people. ..only when they become horizontal we salute them....
See what they have done to csd ...i fail to understand when individual pays in full and in advance for car... what budgetary allocations are they talking about...?

Anonymous said...

Sir iam buy a car from maruti thE car is maruti swift dezire but the problum is that my rank is Hav.Sir pl tell me that how i can duy this car from CSD

Rohit Kumar said...

Dear Maj,

This blog has been enlightening us a lot,
i have seen some people saying that the ban has been lifted, can you please confirm it,
would be grateful
Regards
Rohit

charan Singh Gupta said...

i applied for special permieeion to purchase a car through CSD on26-12-2012.but still waiting to receive it.No telephone is picked up for enquiry.how to know the fate of my request.
Ex-Sgt. 261037
charan singh gupta
WZ-653,Naraina
New Delhi-110028
Mb.9313984463

Arvind Panwar said...

i applied for special permieeion to purchase a car through CSD on26-12-2012.but still waiting to receive it.No telephone is picked up for enquiry.how to know the fate of my request.
715026 jwo arvind kumar
29 mmpu

Anonymous said...

hi,
the ban is not lifted. and i dont think there is a move for the ban to be lifted.
it is nothing to do with budgetary constraint. more due to wrong pracs by our comrades who bought thro CSD and sold in civil to make some money.
rgrds

Anonymous said...

I applied for special permission to purchase a car through CSD in Dec 2012 but still waiting to receive it. No telephone is picked up for enquiry. How to know the fate of my request.
Flt Lt Ashitosh Kumar,
Air FOrce Academy, Hyderabad

Aloycius Glavin said...

Am from chennai, applied for special permission to purchase a car through CSD in March 2013 but still waiting to receive it. No telephone is picked up for enquiry. How to know the status of my request. but some are getting permission in a month time
Aloycius chennai 9884210740

dhruv chopra said...


Dear Sir

I have got the special Sanction of Car a few days back. What is the procedure of change of choice of car after Special Sanction granted by QMG Branch, New Delhi.

Regards
DK Chopra

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir

The telephone no.given on your blog is not been picked up by any one I have applied for sanction one month ago but I do not no the faith of my application. It is simply wastage of time and exploitation of the soldiers noting else

suresh babu said...

Is there any answers from the concern authorities for some questions. At least send this comments to those who are supervising the Depts. Now a days our dirty linen is being washed in the web. In future joining forces should not the last option for our younger generation.

ltcol ,retd ,pritam paul singh said...

Dear sir,please give me the site on the net which gives the complete procedure and the address &TELE NUMBER to whom the application be submitted by post in QMG branch for the sanction of the car through csd.

LT COL PRITAM PAUL SINGH,(RETD),NOIDA

Anonymous said...

Thanks Maj Navdeep Singh for keeping us updated through your blog. Going through the various posts one is sure to get the impression that everything is not right in the car supply through CSD. Not only the cars other items supplied through the canteen have also been limited due to inflation and non-revision of the purchase limits for a long time. The CSD is no more a facility to the brave soldiers.

Anonymous said...

I have applied for the permission,,,02 months have passed sending the application,,,this has not returned yet,,,,now what should i do DELHI KE CHAKKAR KATATA FIRUN.......

white cottage said...

my father col HD Misra has sent a letter for the sanction of car from allahabad more than a month back ,could you pls advice what number I m to follow it up with.
regards
shweta misra
gurgaon