Management of Kendriya Bhandar led by its Chairperson Poonam Rawat and Managing Director RK Singh held a meeting with Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and provided an update about their recent achievements and profits in the market and also put across some of their pending issues. Speaking after the briefing, Dr Jitendra Singh said, Kendriya Bhandar has a history of its own and was set up about half-a-century ago with a specific purpose and also to provide necessary items of consumption at reasonable and economic rates compared to the open market. He also claimed that in the financial year of 2015-16, Kendriya Bhandar had achieved an appreciably high turnover exceeding Rs. 1000 crores. The Board Members of Kendriya Bhandar requested Dr Jitendra Singh for his intervention to settle some of the long pending issues. Dr Jitendra Singh said, there were some collateral issues involved in allowing the supply of stationery and some other items through Kendriya Bhandar outlets and said, he would welcome suggestions and alternatives to work out a viable option which would also be financially and economically beneficial for Kendriya Bhandar as well as Government of India. He advised the Board Members to submit a detail of their observations which could be subject to thorough examination by DoPT. MS Rawat, Anita Negi and several others attended the meeting.