Frequently Asked Questions

‘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 much lesser price. The potency of these medicines are same as compared to expensive branded medicines available in the open market.

Generic drugs are marketed under a non-proprietary or approved name rather than a proprietary or brand name. Generic drugs are equally effective and inexpensive compared to their branded counterparts.

BPPI (Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India) has been established under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of India, with the support of all the CPSUs for co-coordinating procurement, supply and marketing of generic drugs through the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras.

The quality, safety and efficacy of medicines are ensured by getting each batch of medicines procured from CPSUs as well as private suppliers tested from NABL approved laboratories and conforming to the required standards before the same are supplied to Super stockists /Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras from the warehouse of BPPI.

The generic drugs have same efficacy and therapeutic value as that of the branded medicines.

By taking generic medicines, a patient can reduce his/her expenditure on medicines drastically.

The endeavour of BPPI is to make available all therapeutic medicines at Jan Aushadhi Stores. A list of medicines with their MRP which are presently available are given under the heading “PMBJP Products- Therapeutic groups” on the website of BPPI. More medicines are being added to this list.

More than 4100 are currently functional. List of State-wise / District-wise PMBJK's along with their locations are available under the heading “PMBJP => PMBJK's/CFA/Distributor” of the website of BPPI.

Medicines are procured through an open tender system from private manufacturers as well as CPSUs. Each batch of procured medicines are duly tested from empanelled NABL empanelledlaboratories and sent to distribution network of C&F agents/Distributors appointed by BPPI.

  • Any NGO/Institution/Co-operative Society identified by State Governments and free space provided in 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 un-employed pharmacist / medical practitioner having space and financial capacity.

  • Own space or hired space duly supported by proper lease agreement;
  • Minimum required space conforming to standards as approved by the BPPI i.e. 120 sq. ft.
  • Sale license from competent authority (Retail drug license in the name of the applicant and/or Tin No.);
  • Proof of securing a pharmacist with computer knowledge (name of the pharmacist, Registration with the State Council etc. needs to be furnished ) ;
  • Financial capacity to run the Store supported by audited accounts for the last three years (Bank Statements for the last 03 years or sanction letter from Bank for extending loan in case of individuals);
  • Drug License in name of “Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendras”.

For detailed guidelines and procedure, please click “Registration” on our website

Operating agency will be provided 20% margin on MRP (Excluding taxes) of each drug. a. BPPI will provide one-time financial assistance upto Rs. 2.50 lakh as per details given belowwhere 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
  • In all other cases where space is NOT provided free by State Govt in Government Hospital premises:

    JAS that are linked with BPPI headquarters through internet (using BPPI provided software) will get incentive upto Rs. 1.5 lakhs. This will be given @ 10% of monthly sales subject to a ceiling of Rs 10,000/- per month upto total limit of Rs.1.5 lakhs. In NE states, and naxal affected areas, tribal areas, the rate of incentive will be 15% and subject to monthly ceiling of Rs.15, 000/-upto total limits of Rs. 1.5 lakhs