Indian army canteen enabled online purchases for its officers using smart card recently. All CSDs gave a unique number registered for csd smart card for its consumers. From now on, the jco, army officers, and other rank officers can use electronic card to buy items from canteen stores department spread across India.
There will be no chance of fradulents in purchasing from canteen stores depot by any miscreants. If any found using fake army canteen smart cards to procure products from unit run canteens will be handed over to police to arrest them. Generally, the commodities sold through indian army canteens are 10 to 40 per cent less compared to the price available in the retail market. Therefore there could be people who want to make bugs buying goods using duplicate csd smart cards and selling them at higher price in the open market.
Both employees and their dependants are issued smart cards by csds which they can use to purchase items from army canteen.
Recently, cops have caught two fake smart cards users namely Anurag Singh and Anil cheating csd by purchasing goods.
The goods sold at army canteen in the indian states are available at very low rates. The products in store at csds are for military personnel, their family members and their dependents alone.
Using the dependent smart card, the dependents of army personnel are verified to enter the army canteen for shopping.