Canteen Stores Department (CSD) beneficiaries of Army and Paramilitary forces will now be able to buy cars, television, fridges etc. online from home.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched a special online portal 'http://afd.csdindia.gov.in' for this. This will benefit 45 lakh existing and retired personnel of army and paramilitary forces. Products falling under the category of 'against firm demand' such as cars, motorcycles, washing machines, TVs, fridges etc. can be purchased on the portal.
Mr. Singh said that the project is in line with Digital India. He praised the entire team of the project for the successful launch of the portal.
In a virtual program organized on the occasion, Chief of Defense Staff General Vipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadoria and Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar were also present.