Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi

Written By Gautham Krishna   | Published on March 03, 2019

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Name of the Service Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi
Department Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India
Beneficiaries Citizens of India
Online Application Link Click Here
Application Type Online/Offline

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals in association with Central Pharma Public Sector Undertakings, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through dedicated outlets called 'Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra'. These provide generic medicines at a much lesser price. The potency of these medicines are same as compared to expensive branded medicines available on the open market.

Key Features of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi scheme are the following.

  • State Governments or any organization / reputed NGOs / Trusts / Private hospitals / Charitable institutions / Doctors / Unemployed pharmacists/ individual entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for new Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras.

  • The applicants shall have to employ one B Pharma / D Pharma degree holder as a Pharmacist in their proposed store.

  • Applications shall be submitted to BPPI either online or offline.

  • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras can be located within Government hospital premises as well as Private hospital premises or anywhere outside.

  • In addition to medicines and surgical items supplied by BPPI, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras will be allowed to sell allied medical products commonly sold in chemist shops to improve the viability of running the Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra.

  • BPPI shall source the medicines both from Pharma PSUs as well as from private companies. However, PSUs would have the first right to supply the products that they manufacture in their plants. BPPI shall ensure that private manufacturers are only reputed organisations by incorporating strict terms and conditions in the tender specifications.

  • Tendering for medicines shall be only through e tendering. All the tendering processes shall be completely transparent giving equal opportunity to all the participants.

  • BPPI shall establish a Central Ware House, C&F agents at different locations and Distributors in all the States/UTs.

  • On receipt of goods at their central warehouse, BPPI shall draw samples and sent them to NABL accredited laboratories for inspection. Only after receipt of quality certification from the inspecting laboratories, goods shall be dispatched to C&F Agents and Distributors.

  • BPPI shall plan and undertake suitable media activities to spread the message of generic medicines and to achieve the objectives of the PMBJP.

  • Financial support to applicants: An amount of Rs.2.5 lakhs shall be extended to NGOs/agencies/individuals establishing Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras in Government hospital premises where space is provided free of cost by the Government to operating agency: Rs. 1 lakh reimbursement of furniture and fixtures Rs. 1 lakh by way of free medicines in the beginning Rs. 0.50 lakh as reimbursement for computer and peripherals, internet, etc.

For the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras established anywhere else by private entrepreneurs/institutions / NGOs / Trusts / Charitable organizations which are linked with BPPI headquarters through the internet shall be extended an incentive up to Rs. 2.5 lakhs. This will be given @ 15% of monthly sales subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000/- per month up to a limit of Rs. 2.5 lakhs. In northeastern states, i.e. Naxal affected areas and tribal areas, the rate of incentive will be 15% and subject to a monthly ceiling of Rs. 15,000 and a total limit of Rs. 2.5 lakhs.

  • 20% trade margin shall be included in MRP for retailers and 10% for distributors.

  • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras and Distributors will be allowed 2% of total sales or actual loss, whichever is lower, as compensation against the expiry of medicines. Expired goods need not be returned to BPPI. Stocks expiring at the C&F level will entirely be the loss of BPPI.

  • A credit facility will be given to all Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras for 30 days against postdated cheques. Distributors will also get a credit of 60 days against postdated cheques. C&F agencies will have to deposit a security amount depending upon the business.

  • BPPI shall arrange a suitable training program for the entrepreneurs who do not have any experience in running medicine shops.

  • Institutions / Charitable organisations / NGOs who are procuring medicines for their own consumption / free distribution to the poor and needy will be allowed to procure medicines from BPPI CFA agents.

  • Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi medicines will be sold through “Mobile Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Vans” after all requisite approvals are obtained.


Following are the incentives for opening Jan Aushadi Stores.

  • The operating agency will be provided with a 20% margin on the MRP (Excluding taxes) of each drug. a. BPPI will provide one-time financial assistance up to Rs. 2.50 lakh as per details given below where space is provided free by State Govt in Government Hospital premises

  • Rs. 1 lakh reimbursement of furniture and fixtures.

  • Rs. 1 lakh by way of free medicines in the beginning.

  • Rs 0.50 lakh as reimbursement for computer, internet, printer, etc.

Eligibility Criteria of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi

The following entities are eligible to open the Janaushadhi store

  • Any NGO/Institution/Co-operative Society identified by State Governments and free space provided on the premises of Government Hospital by the State Governments;

  • Any NGO/Society/Trust/Institution/Self Health Group having experience of operation in welfare activities for 3 years and having space and financial capacity OR

  • Any individual including unemployed pharmacist / medical practitioner has space and financial capacity.

For opening a Jan Aushadi Store. you require the following.

  • For opening the new Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) minimum space required is 120 sq feet

  • The Kendra should have sufficient furniture like Racks to store the medicines, a counter for the 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 Kendra as per the requirement at their own cost.

  • All billings should be done using software provided by BPPI. No medicine can be sold in PMBJK without using the software provided by the Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI).

  • PMBJK operators will be allowed to sell allied medical products, commonly sold in chemist shops but they are not allowed to sell any medicines other than Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra.

  • The number of medicines to be sold at PMBJK will be increased to make the scheme viable, in addition, surgical as per requirement would also be supplied.

  • It shall be the responsibility of the operating entity to obtain a drug license in the name of PMBJ KENDRA and other permissions to run a drug store. Compliance with all statutory requirements for the storage of drugs shall be ensured by the operating agency.

  • BPPI's Distributor will take back Expiry/Breakage to the maximum extent or up to 2% of the total purchase value of PMBJ KENDRA as purchased by the retailer from BPPI/BPPI’s distributors respectively.

  • The operating agency will run Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra as per terms and conditions in the agreement to be signed with BPPI before the start of operations.

Documents Required for Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi

If you are applying as an individual, the documents required are

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Pan card

  • SC/ST certificate or physical disability certificate, if applicable

  • Pharmacist Registration Certification

If you are applying as an Institution/ NGO/ Charitable Institute/ Hospital etc., the documents required are

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Pan card

  • Registration certificate

  • Pharmacist Registration Certification

If you are applying as a Government/ Govt Nominated Agency, the documents required are

  • Details of the department that has allocated the space, along with supporting documents/sanction order

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Pan card

  • Pharmacist Registration Certification

How to apply for Janaushadhi Store?

Application for Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra can be submitted both offline and online.

Offline Application

Get the Janaushadhi Application Form.

Dully filled application form in the prescribed format along with required self-attested documents shall be submitted to the below mentioned address in a closed envelope/cover superscribed as “Application For New PMBJP KENDRA”


The General Manager (Marketing & Sales),

Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI),

8th Floor Videocon Tower, Block E1Jhandewalan Extension, New Delhi – 110055

Online Application

Follow the below steps to apply online for the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadi Kendra website.

Janaushadhi store online registration

  • If you have not registered, register on the website. Else, log in with your user name and password. While registering, select login type as "For User"

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi Online Form

  • By default, you will get “Get Application Form”

Janaushadhi store online application form

  • Select the type of applicant

Janaushadhi store form type

  • Fill all the text fields and then press "Go to Next step"

  • Now the user will be redirected to the “Show All Requested Form” detail in the list as like following:

Janaushadhi store registration form

  • Here form applied column is showing "No". Users will have to click on the Blinking Arrow for filling out the Registration Form

  • Fill the form

Janaushadhi store form submission

  • Then click on Submit Button to complete the application. You can see the details of registration here.



Frequently Asked Questions

Under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi, what is a Generic drug?

What are the requirements for opening a Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendras by an organization/individual other than government nominated?

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