Ceiling for Purchasing Goods in Military Canteens

No change proposed in the ceiling limit for purchasing goods in military canteens

Ceiling for purchasing goods in military canteens has been prescribed taking into account the budgetary allocation to the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) by the Government, actual need / requirement of the individual and their purchasing power.  For ceiling purpose the officials have been divided into 5 categories as mentioned under:-

  1. No.
Ranks & Category Grocery


Against Firm Demand




(i) Lt Gen & above & equivalent 7,500 95,000 14
(ii) Brig to Maj Gen  & equivalent 7,500 95,000 12
(iii) Lt to Col & equivalent 7,500 95,000 10
(iv) JCOs& equivalent 5,000 65,000 07
(v) Sep to Hav& equivalent 3,500 40,000 05

The ceiling was revised on 21st August 2006 and again on 27th October 2008 to be effective from 1st January 2009.  At present no change in the ceiling limit is proposed.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB