Mumbai: Just an hour after Ministry of Home affairs delisted around 1026 foreign products including Polaroid cameras, Tommy Hilfiger t-shirts and many other branded products to be sold in paramilitary forces canteen in the country, MHA withdrew the delisting order and said revised one will be issued soon.
CRPF DG said that the de-listing of certain products had been erroneously issued.
“It is clarified that the list issued by Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar on 29th May 2020 regarding de-listing 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 The list has been withdrawn and action is being initiated for the lapse,” Chairman, WARB-cum-DG CRPF.
The earlier order issued in Swadeshi push, seven firms importing products which were completely de-listed are Skechers, Ferrero, Red Bull, Victorinox, Safilo (Polaroid, Carrera).
Products to sell in the canteens are listed in three categories.
Category 1 – Products Purely Made in India, Category 2 -Raw Materials Imported but Products Manufactured/Assembled in India, and Category 3 – Purely Imported Products.
As per the earlier order Products falling under Category 1 and Category 2 will be allowed to be on KPKB inventory and for sale, through KPKB Bhandars whereas products falling under Category 3 would stand de-listed with effect from June 1 and their sale will not be allowed with effect from June 1.
The central police canteens sell products to cater almost 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh personnel serving in CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB, NSG and Assam Rifles.
(With ANI Inputs)