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Things to know about Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra

Things to know about Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PM-JAY) is a government scheme to provide affordable healthcare to people. It aims to make healthcare accessible to every citizen.

Under the scheme, generic medicines and commonly used surgical items are available at low cost through Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras or stores.

At present, around 6,500 Jan Aushadhi Kendras are operating all over the country. The government wants to increase the number of Kendras to reach many people.

Individuals can apply for opening Jan Aushadhi Kendra if they meet the following criteria:


  • A registered doctor or a medical practitioner
  • A B.Pharma/ D.Pharma degree holder
  • Those who employ B.Pharma/ D.Pharma degree holders can also open a Kendra.

In the case of NGOs or charitable trusts, they will be allowed to open a Jan Aushadhi Kendra at the government hospital premises.

To apply for a Jan Aushadhi Kendra, you should have to provide the following documents:

  • At least 120 sq. ft. of shop space is essential to operate the Kendra. Legal documents of the property, if it is self-owned or lease documents for a rented property, are required.
  • The name of the pharmacist registered with the state council is also needed.
  • Differently-abled people and individuals belonging to SC/ST category have to submit required certificates as proof.

Jan Aushadhi Kendra offers the following benefits:

  • A retailer can earn a 20% margin on the MRP of each generic drug, and a 10% margin is provided to distributors.
  • Kendras connected to the BPPI systems can get up to a maximum of ₹2.5 lakh of incentives per annum. You can get an incentive of 15% on the monthly sales of your store. However, the maximum limit of incentive per month is ₹10,000.
  • Differently-abled people and SC/ST applicants can get medicines worth ₹50,000 in advance.
  • A free credit period of up to 30 days will be given against a post-dated cheque.
  • The loss incurred due to expired medicines will be borne by the BPPI.

All those who meet the criteria can apply for a Jan Aushadhi Kendra online by visiting the website.

Those who want to apply offline have to download the application form from the website. After filling in the details, send the form to the specified address.

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