Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Janaushadhi, an initiative to provide quality medicines to people at low cost, is gaining momentum.
Eligibility criteria to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra:
Individual applicants other than doctors and registered medical practitioners, should mandatorily be persons having B. Pharma and D. Pharma Degrees.
Any organization applying for a PMBJK will have to employ B. Pharma / D. Pharma degree holders and produce proof of the same at the time of submitting applications. In govt hospital premises including medical colleges, the preferred agency would be reputed NGOs/Charitable organizations but individuals would also be eligible.
Requirements for applying for opening new PMBJK
(i) Own space or hired space (Minimum 120 sq feet) duly supported by proper lease agreement or space allotment letter. Applicant will arrange the space for running the Jan Aushadhi Generic Drug Store & BPPI will have no role for arranging space.
(ii) Proof of securing a pharmacist with name, Registration with the State Council etc. (or it can be submitted at the time of final approval of JAS)
(iii) If applicant is under the category of SC, ST and Differently-abled, then proof of SC, ST and Differently-abled certificate from respective authorities.
Margins and Incentives
a. Operating agency will be provided 20% margin on MRP (Excluding taxes) of each drug.
b. PMBJK run by private entrepreneurs / pharmacists / NGOs / NGOs & Charitable organizations that are linked with BPPI headquarters through internet (using BPPI provided software) will get incentive upto 2.5 lakhs. This will be given @ 15% of monthly sales subject to a ceiling of Rs 10,000/ per month upto total limit of 2.5 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 limit of 2.5 lakhs.
c. The Applicants belonging to weaker sections like SC/ST/Differently-abled may be provided medicines worth Rs. 50,000/- in advance within the incentive of Rs. 2.5 lakhs which will be provided in the form of 15% of monthly sales subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000/- per month up to a total limit of Rs. 2.5 lakh.