To check misuse of military canteen facilities, more restrictions have been put on liquor quota and sale of cars. The new policy has reached various command headquarters for implementation and their feedback has also been asked for.
There is no change in liquor authorisation, but it has been limited as per brand type. An officer is entitled to 10-12 liquor bottles. But now onwards, buying scotch whiskey will be permitted up to 50 per cent of total entitlement.
Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and their equivalents are entitled to six bottles. From now, they can buy only three whiskey bottles, including one scotch, from this quota.
For Other Ranks entitled to four bottles, they can buy only two whiskey bottles, including one scotch. Widows were earlier entitled to three bottles, but now they will be authorised to 50 per cent of total entitlement of the deceased husband.
As a large part of budget gets exhausted against purchase of AFD ( Against Firm Demand) goods like TV, refrigerator, four and two wheelers, electronic items, under the new policy cars for officers have been restricted once in five years as compared to earlier once in two years. JCOs and their equivalents can buy cars once in 10 years as compared to earlier five-year period.
The Other Ranks can buy once in their lifetime, whereas earlier the second car was allowed after seven years.
In case of two-wheelers, officers can buy these every three years (with maximum three vehicles in total), whereas earlier the restriction was just two years.
JCOs and other ranks can buy every five years with maximum of 2 two-wheelers. Earlier, they were allowed to purchase every two years.
There is no change in the policy for other AFD goods.