NewDelhi : Now Indian Army persons will buy their personal clothing materials and items of uniform from the Canteen Stores Departments (CSD) outlets of the Army. For this the army is providing Rs.10,000 per year. The stitching can be carried out under unit arrangements or any other means as per the wish of the individual Jawan but as per the authorized specifications.
“The Seventh Pay Commission has awarded monetary compensation to jawans for allowing purchase of personal clothing items of uniform to be purchased under arrangement to be made by the Army. An annual remuneration of Rs 10,000/- has been paid to all jawans in lieu of selected items of personal clothing. Accordingly, Army has made arrangements for purchase of quality cloth to be made available through CSD outlets and stitching to be carried out under unit arrangements or any other means that the individual jawans may wish to get their clothing stitched as per authorized specifications. This provision is applicable to Central Armed Police Forces as well. It is, therefore, incorrect and inappropriate to single out Army on this issue through inadequately researched articles in the media”, the ministry of Defence said in a statement.