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Atmanirbhar Bharat | MHA withdraws order de-listing over 1,000 'non-Swadeshi' products from police canteens

Firms that have not provided information sought by KPKB have also been delisted.

The Ministry of home Affairs (MHA) has withdrawn an order that de-listed over 1,000 "non-Swadeshi" from Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) canteens.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which manages the board of the CAPF canteens, said the list was issued "erroneously", PTI reported.

"This is clarified that the list issued by Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar on May 29, 2020 regarding de-listing of certain products has been erroneously issued at the level of CEO."


"The list has been withdrawn and action is being initiated for the lapse," a statement issued in the name of the CRPF director general said.

Over a thousand imported products have been delisted from Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandars (KPKB), the parent body that runs paramilitary canteens  across India, according to a report by ANI.

Products like microwave ovens, Tommy Hilfiger shirts, Skechers, Ferrero, Red Bull, Victorinox, Safilo have been delisted.

Firms that have not provided information sought by KPKB have also been delisted.

Almost 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh personnel serving in CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG, and Assam Rifles buy products from the central police canteens.

Products have been divided into three categories by KPKB:

- Products purely made in India

- Raw material imported but manufactured in India

- Purely imported products

Products falling under category 1 and 2 will be allowed to be on KPKB inventory for sale, through KPKB Bhandars whereas products falling under category 3 will be de-listed from June 1.


(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published on Jun 1, 2020 03:44 pm