Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Scheme

If you search for good quality medicine and want it at affordable prices, it would not be possible to get them.  To make affordable and quality medicines a reality in India, the Department of Pharmaceuticals has taken their initiative a step further by launching the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Scheme.  This is a two way benefit scheme in which the customers as well as pharmacist would both be benefitted.  The drugs covered in this scheme would be generic drugs that would be available at lesser prices than the market price and this way people could have access to the expensive drugs at discounted prices.

This yojana is set to be launched in October 2015.

Who is eligible to open a Jan Aushadhi Store?

In case of an individual pharmacist applying for the store, he/she should not be employed at any other place.  Moreover, the applicant of the store should have a sound financial capacity along with available space for opening the store.

Pradhan Mantri jan aushadhi scheme

What is meant by Generic Medicines in Jan Aushadhi Scheme?

In simpler words, generic medicines are those medicines which are not branded but have the same efficacy as that of their branded and expensive counterparts.  Generic medicines are quite affordable but work with the same efficacy.

Who would coordinate the Jan Aushadhi Scheme?

The Department of Pharmaceuticals has established a special wing known as Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of Indian (BPPI), which would take care of the entire operations under the Jan Aushadhi Scheme.  It would take care of procurement, marketing and supply of these generic medicines throughout the country.

How would be the efficacy, safety and quality of medicines ensured in Jan Aushadhi Scheme?

The batches of medicines would be procured from CPSU and a number of private suppliers who would be tested under NABL certifications.  The safety and quality of the scheme would be taken care of in this way.  People have this misconception that unbranded medicines are not as effective as that of their branded counterparts, which is simply a myth.

Which medicines would be available from Jan Aushadhi Stores and what would be their cost?

Almost all of therapeutic medicines would be available from any Jan Aushadhi Store.  At least, this is the sole aim of BPPI.  There is a specific website of Jan Aushadhi Scheme, the list of whose medicines can be viewed at the official website  There are already a huge number of medicines listed on this website and the list is being updated and added on a daily basis.

How many Jan Aushadhi Stores have been opened so far?

So far, 164 Jan Aushadhi Stores have been opened, only 87 are functional as of now.  The list of functional Jan Aushadhi Stores and their locations can be viewed on the official website of Jan Aushadhi Scheme.

The Jan Aushadhi Stores would run as per their opening and closing hours, i.e. from 08 in the morning to 08 in the evening.

What are the requirements for opening a Jan Aushadhi Store?

Following are the requirements for opening a Jan Aushadhi Store by an individual or an entity:

  • The applicant must have their own space where they have to open the store. The property/space could be rented or leased.
  • The minimum required space for the store is 120 sq. ft. This minimum area has been adjudged by the BPPI.
  • The applicant should have an active TIN Number along with Sale License from a competent authority, i.e. Retail Drug License.
  • The applicant should either be an unemployed pharmacist himself/herself or should employ a certified pharmacist, whose registration number along with State Council should be provided in the application.
  • The applicant should also have their financial status up to date for the last three years. Their accounts should be in the form of audited account.  They should showcase their sales return as well as bank statements.

What is the process and procedure of opening a Jan Aushadhi Store?

The BPPI has directed all the state governments to open Jan Aushadhi stores in their states and facilitate the entire process in coordination with the department of health.  Necessary space and other arrangements would be provided by the department of health of the respective state government to open these Jan Aushadhi Stores.These stores would be opened within the hospitals at a location which is easily accessible to the OPD patients and should have a minimum area assigned for the store.  The hospital medical staff would also be directed from the state government to prescribe generic medicines as much as possible so that the out of the pocket cost for any patient goes down substantially.

How is the government supporting those opening Jan Aushadhi Stores?

The government has charted out certain incentives that would help and facilitate the opening of the stores.  The government would provide a financial assistance of up to Rs two lakh to the owners of the store along with a further Rs 50,000 assistance for purchase of computer hardware and other infrastructural support.

As a regular incentive the store owners would be a 16 per cent discount on the MRP of the generic medicines.  This would be a pure margin on the price of the medicines that would be the profit for the store owners.  Along with this, the government would also provide a maximum and minimum incentive to all store owners based on their overall sales per year.

Jan Aushadhi Scheme is a noble scheme launched by the government of India and would go a long way if the stores are offered to genuine owners and the process of providing generic medicines to the patients is followed in a transparent manner.

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  2. i am intrested open jan aushadhi store

  3. can non pharmaceutical person open jan aushadhi store.. if yes pls let me known the procedure and loan provide by bank or government
    thanks regards

  4. Mohd Imran Siddiqui

    Sir , I am intrested open jan aushadhi store plz reply

  5. can non pharmaceutical person open jan aushadhi store.. if yes pls let me known the procedure and loan provide by bank or governmentthanks regards


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  7. Dear sir
    I am a diploma in pharmacy.unemployed pharmacist I want to open this medical store

  8. pradeep kumar patel

    respected sir,
    im diploma holder pharmacist i am already operate medical store in rewa mp but now i want open jan ausadhi centre in my vellage for given chip medicines facility for my villager . if any subscidy pls provide me for its job.
    pls as soon as possibly reply me.

  9. sudhir chaturvedi

    Respected sir; I am a regd Pharmacist. I want to open JAN AUSHADHI STORE in my village, plz reply me.

  10. I am from bangalore.I am interested in opening a Jan aushadhi store and provide service to people with heart n sole. I can accommodate place and all certificates required and also I am capable of investing to any extent. Kindly revert back and I will do it immediately.
    Thank you.

  11. Sir i m from rewa, mp i am also a social worker,i want to open jan ausdhi kendra

  12. Bipin kumar pandey

    Dear sir i am bipin pandey from gorakhpur i am socal worker and i am intrested please suggest.

    • Dear sir i am Deepti Bengani from Naraingarh (Ambala) (HR) i am social worker and i am interested to open Jan aushadhi store suggest.

  13. Sir im open jan aushadhi store and im exprience 15 years

  14. Dear sir,

    Please tell me where I have to Apply for Janaushadhi store…nowadays in hospitals already stores are there under civil surgeon. Then is janaushadhi store also will be there or not…

  15. I am interested to open the store in agra

  16. shyam narayan srivastava

    sir I am Un imployed pharmacist I want to open pradhan mantri Jan ausadhi kendra in unnao city near dist. hospital & my pharmacist no is 10863. please give me further information in giving email id. thank you

  17. Diear sir,

    I interersted to open the store in theseel sardhana meerut .l am also a socil worker.l will do it immediately. plese reply me.

  18. I am a registered pharmacist having more than 15 years experience in this field. I would like to know about the procedure to open janaushadi store

  19. I am interested to open the store in palakkad. Kerala

  20. I am intrested to open the store so please guide me for all the procedures.


  21. Dear Sir,

    I am Mahesh Chandra from PILIBHIT (U P).
    I have qualification B. Pharma completed.
    I am interested in opening Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra
    and provide service to people with heart n’ sole.
    Plz…give me further information in given
    Thank You..

  22. murari lal Kushawaha

    i am intrested open jan aushadhi store

  23. Tapas Bhattacharyya

    I am a pharmacist. I want to open Jan aushadhi store.please help me

  24. sir, I want to open this store, how to govt.or bank help me? please tell me

  25. I am poovarasan, am diploma holder, i like u for jon aushadhi store, i want to open this new store please for your help, THANK YOU for your message

  26. Azahar uddin ahmed

    I am diploma holder pharmacist.. I want to
    open this new store.. Please for your help.

  27. Sir , I am intrested open jan aushadhi store plz reply



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