First time: ITBP starts online liquor distribution system for troops

A first-of-its kind Internet-based liquor distribution system has been launched for the serving and retired personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force guarding the LAC with China.

The paramilitary force launched the centralised liquor management system (CLMS) sometime back as a solution to the problem of non-availability of the desired liquor brands to its personnel and veterans residing in remote locations.

Paramilitary forces like the ITBP are authorised to get liquor under government rules and this is the first time such an online system has been introduced among these forces that includes the CRPF, BSF, CISF and SSB and other central forces like the NDRF and the NSG.

“There was a long-standing demand of the ITBP personnel that good quality liquor should be made available to them in the vicinity of their native places.”

“Till now, the system allowed jawans and officers to purchase authorised liquor only from canteens of the formations/units where they are posted and there was no system which could enable them to take the liquor from the canteens of other units of the force even if that was based near their native place or home town,” a senior officer of the force explained.

ITBP chief S S Deswal recently launched the CLMS whose link is available at the official website of the mountain-warfare trained force.

The portal link allows a serving or retired official to create an account, choose the unit nearest to their home base and check…

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