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About AVMs in New Catering Policy 2017In New Catering Policy the Railway mentioned the AVMs.
- Zonal Railway shall manage through licensee the automatic self vending machines. AVMs shall be permitted only in the form of stand -alone self dispensing units. They shall not be permitted to sell any other items except those to be dispensed through these machines. The operations of the AVMs shall not involve any manual interface except for the purpose of refiling/repair/maintenance of machine. However, all dispensation related operations shall be through coin/currency/card only.
- The AVMs that are not stand alone self dispensing units should be closed down forthwith taking into account the provisions of contract. Other existing AVMs would be allowed to continue only until the currency of the existing contract and no extension should be given.
- New AVMs, adhering to current norms, shall be awarded through two-packet tender system. Allotment will be done by e-tendering method. Till the finalization of e-tendering module and issuance of procedure order by Railway Board normal tendering process shall be followed.
- The allotment of new AVMs should be done by following SBD guidelines for major units issued by Railway Board on 05/07.09.2012