BALESWAR, June 13 -- The ex-servicemen depending on the CSD (Canteen Services Department) stores are facing a tough time to get their needs here.

The retired Defence personnel are entitled to avail goods of daily needs from the CSD besides liquors. In Chandipur, these facilities are available with the CSD of ITR (Integrated Test Range), PXE (Proof and Experimental Establishment) and Workshop.

Sources said that over 12,000 ex servicemen of Baleswar, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts and their dependents who are entitled to draw the items from these canteens are facing harassments.

"The CSD services are meant for the combat serving as well as retired Defence personnel and their dependents . They were only available to the defence personnel ...