Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Establishment of the CSD Committee by IESM..Lt Gen Jagdish Chander

From: jagdish chander

Sent: Monday, 7 September, 2009 5:30:48 PM

Subject: Re: Establishment of the CSD Committee by IESM

Dear Harwant,
I understand there is a problem in purchase of cars for servicemen (serving and ex-servicemen alike) in the UT of Chandigarh.

On enquiry form CSD sources I am told it that while on the one hand the dealers in Chandigarh cannot charge VAT on interstate transfer, on the other hand the States of Haryana and Punjab stand to lose 4% VAT on every transaction from sale ex Chandigarh dealer.

For your information since introduction of sale of cars up to 1300 cc to JCOs/Ors, the sale of cars has jumped three fold in Punjab alone. As there is no CSD depot at Chandigarh and in interstate transfer the seller/dealer at Chandigarh can only charge CST on cars sold ex Ambala / Jullundur, the non payment of VAT has been observed adversely on CSD by the state authorities.

Obviously, in a case like this the solution lies in resolution with the State Govt Authorities.

A meeting is likely to be held by Western Command with the State Sales tax authorities in the coming week. Let’s wait and see what comes out of it.

Till then it’s a ?.

For your info.
(Lt Gen Jagdish Chander, Former DG ASC, Former MD CSD (I) and Head IESM CSD Cell)


  1. Sir plz let me know from which state can i get a particular car at cheapest rate....i want 2 buy a honda city

  2. Sir,
    Serving and retired personnel, who are bona fide residents of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, have been deprived of significant facilitations of CSD for quite a while now as a result of the current stoppage, by CSD Depot Ambala Cantt, of the processing of indents raised by Chandigarh dealers relating to cars and other "white" goods.
    It is common knowledge the issue arises from the differentials in VAT across states, but how long does it take to establish an independent CSD Depot/sub-depot within Chandigarh U.T. or to thrash out and resolve the issue with the Finance set-up within the Haryana govt?
    Such a prolonged non-delivery of a service to entitled stake holders, viz. the customers, is in urgent need of resolution.

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  4. At last, someone has led the way by challenging the intransigence of organisations which do not ensure due delivery of services to the entitled serving and retired personnel of the armed forces. Please see the news item here:

  5. Has the sale of cars started through CSD?