MHA puts on hold list of non-Swadeshi items for CAPF canteens

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 6/2/2020 10:37:11 AM

New Delhi, June 1 The first day for Swadeshi (indigenous) products drive has landed top officer of Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar in hot soup. A DIG Rank officer who has said to have delisted 1,000 purportedly 'non-swadeshi' products, has made the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) unhappy. The list included top brands like Bajaj, Godrej, Dabur, VIP industries, Eureka Forbes, Jaquar, HUL (foods) and Nestle India. The MHA on May 13 had declared that the nationwide network of over 1,700 Central Police Canteens (CPCs) or CAPF canteens will only sell indigenous or 'swadeshi' products from June 1 in a bid to give a fillip to domestic industries. The ministry has now put the new order on hold stating a revised list will be issued soon. As per the order of May 29, the communication to CAPF canteens said that products of 1,026 products will not be sold at Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandars or the CAPF canteens anymore from Monday as they are not 'swadeshi' or are prepared from imported products, a government order said. The government withdrew the order de-listing 1,026 companies from sales at CAPF canteens. Sources say several of these products are made in India and a revised order will be shared soon. Issuing a statement, the CRPF said, "This is clarified that the list issued by Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar on May 29, 2020, regarding the delisting 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 The list has been withdrawn and action is being initiated for the lapse. The officer RM Meena, DIG, CEO-GM, Headquarters KPKB states in his letter that product categorization has been done on the sole basis of information provided by the firms themselves.


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