2016 Applications invited to become Distributor for PMJAK Jan Aushadhi medicines stores

Want to become a retail distributor of generic medicines under the Govt. of India Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana? This article provides details of the December 2016 notification inviting applications from qualified persons to open a Jan Aushadhi store under PMJAK and become a distributor for generic drugs at a low cost.


The Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana is a Central Government scheme of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. It was launched to provide medicines at an affordable price for the public.

The Govt. of India has planned to open 3000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras (stores) in the upcoming year. With this goal, the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of India invites applications for Distributors in different States and Union Territories of India. If you are interested in being a CFA for a Distributor, refer: 2016 Applications invited for appointment as CFA for PMJAK Jan Aushadhi medicines distributors

Applications to be a Distributor should be submitted by 12th January 2017 in the prescribed proforma.


The stores would be set up in the following States of India:
  1. Maharashtra

  2. Delhi

  3. Rajasthan

  4. Uttar Pradesh

  5. Uttarakhand

  6. Gujarat

  7. Kerala

  8. Tamil Nadu

  9. Karnataka

  10. Telangana

  11. Andhra Pradesh

  12. Chhattisgarh

  13. Jharkhand

  14. West Bengal

  15. Madhya Pradesh

  16. Assam

  17. Goa

  18. Puducherry

  19. Sikkim

  20. Meghalaya

  21. Manipur

  22. Jammu & Kashmir

Eligibility requirements to be a Distributor

You can refer to this useful resource: Jan Aushadhi scheme application requirements for generic medicines stores. For this fresh application notification, the criteria is provided here for your quick reference.

Who can apply

  1. You can be an NGO, charitable society, institution or self-help group with at least 3 years of successful operation in welfare activities, supported by audited accounts for the last 3 years.

  2. You can be a State Government-nominated agency. The State Government should identify the appropriate operating agency & make provision for free space within hospital premises.

Qualification eligibility and what you need

  1. You must be should be an income tax assessee for last 3 years. As supporting documents, you will need to submit Copy of Income Tax Returns filed for the last 3 Years

  2. You should not have been convicted by any court of law or any statutory authorities under Drugs & Cosmetic Act related offences of Pharma Companies.

  3. Valid wholesale Drug License (20B and 21B) as per Drugs and Cosmetic Act from the requisite authority. The retail drug license should be in the name of the applicant and/or Tin No.

  4. Valid VAT Registration.

  5. You must be an authorized Distributor since at least minimum 3 years for reputed pharmaceutical companies & have been dealing with at least minimum 2 reputed Pharmaceutical companies with operations all over the country.

  6. You should have been handling an annual average sales turnover of pharmaceutical items not less than Rs. 2.5 Crores per annum for Metro cities and minimum 1 Crore per annum for other cities.

  7. You must have adequate Storage facility as per Drugs and Cosmetic Act.

  8. You must have the requisite consent for co branding with JAS by JAS printing JAS MISSION statement on the sales Invoice.

  9. You must have an efficient delivery system with 12 working hours refill capacity for local retailer.

  10. Financial capacity to run the Store supported by audited accounts for the last 3 years. The supporting documents would be bank statements for the last 3 years or a bank sanction letter for extending loan in case of individuals.

How to apply

Send your application under Tender Reference No. BPPI/DIST-002/2016 in the requisite format along with all the relevant documents as listed to:
The Director, Operations
Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI),
IDPL Corporate Office, IDPL Complex,
Old Delhi Gurgaon Road,
Dundahera, Gurgaon–122016

Last date for submission of documents: 12th January 2017 by 3p.m.

Contact persons if you have any queries /clarification:
Mr. K.Venkatesh (Director-L&S)
Dr. R.K.Agarwal (Director Procurement & QC )
Ph: 0124-4556751
Email: rka.bppi@gmail.com
Website: http://janaushadhi.gov.in/

Details also available at: https://eprocure.gov.in/

[Reference: Hindustan Times (Mumbai edition), dt. 24th December 2016, page 25.]

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