There are approximately 3730 Unit Run Canteens (URCs) in different States registered with Canteen Stores Department (CSD). Details of the URCs set up in different states is annexed as Appendix.
The URCs are run under the arrangement of the units/formations of Defence Services. They procure items from CSD to sell them to service personnel with a moderate profit.
In the Performance Audit of CSD conducted by C&AG, a recommendation has been made that the URCs should be regarded as retail outlets, integral to CSD. The report of C&AG is under examination of PAC.
List of Unit Run Canteens (URCs) set up in various States:
|Sl. No.||State||Number of URCs|
|1.||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||25|
|13.||Jammu & Kashmir||673|
Note: The number of URCs is a dynamic one. Over a period of time, many URCs get disbanded, merged or become inactive. The number of URCs (3730) as given above are the active URCs, presently drawing stores from 34 CSD Area Depot.