PMBJP Guidelines for Opening Jan Aushadhi Kendra For State Government and Government Agencies

‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana’ is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. Of India, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendra’s known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra. Here are the Guidelines for opening JAK.


Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Guidelines for Opening Jan Aushadhi Kendra

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Guidelines For State Government and Government Agencies

The branded (Generic) medicines are sold at significantly higher prices than their unbranded generic equivalents, though are identical in the therapeutic value. Given the widespread poverty across the country, making available reasonably priced quality generic medicines in the market would benefit everyone. With this objective, the Pharma Advisory Forum in its meeting held on 23rd April, 2008, decided to launch the Jan Aushadhi Campaign – starting with the sale of generic medicines through dedicated sales outlets called Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) in various districts of the country. Initially it was proposed that at least one PMBJK will be opened in each of the 630 districts of the country to be extended to subdivisional levels as well as major towns and village centers. It was to be run on the principle of “No Profit, No loss”. The Jan Aushadhi Scheme was accordingly formulated and approved in the Standing Finance Committee Meeting of 01.02.2010 in consultation with the Planning Commission.

Requirements and Operating terms and conditions

  • For opening new JAK minimum space required is 120 sq feet
  • The store should have sufficient furniture like: Racks to store the medicines, counter for issue of bills and medicines to patients, office tables, computer table and chair/stools etc for working of staff.
  • The operating agency will recruit the staff for running the store as per the requirement at their own cost.
  • All billings should be done using software provided by BPPI. No medicine can be sold in JAK without using the software provided by BPPI.
  • The number of medicines to be sold at JAK will be increased to make the scheme viable, in addition, surgical as per requirement would also be supplied. In addition, PMBJK operators will be allowed to sell allied medical products commonly sold in chemist shops.
  • NGOs/Charitable Institutions/Reputed professional bodies/organizations will be allowed to sell medicines which are not in the list of BPPI with prior information and approval from BPPI.
  • It shall be the responsibility of the operating entity to obtain drug license in the name of Jan Aushadhi Store and other permissions to run a drug store. Compliance to all statutory requirements for storage of drugs shall be ensured by the operating agency.
  • BPPI’s Distributor will take back Expiry/Breakage to the maximum extent or upto 2% of the total purchase value of JAS.
  • Operating agency will run JAS as per terms and conditions in agreement to be signed with BPPI before start of operations.

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