FOOD & CIVIL SUPPLIES
The Department of Food & Civil Supplies at the district level is headed by DF&CSO who looks after
PDS (Public Distribution System) commodities (Rice and SKO)
Allot and monitor lifting/ drawal of PDS rice is from the nearest Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown which is at Tezu and PDS SKO from IOCL Depot in Assam by the Carriage Contractor and Wholesale Dealer respectively.
Such PDS items are placed at designated Fair Price Shops and dealers to be sold to identified beneficiaries of the district through ration cards.
Under Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IMPDS),end to end computerization is being targeted. In the process department of F&CS is issuing ration cards under two categories. First is for Tide over population which is above poverty line and second is to identify National Food Security Act (NFSA)/13 beneficiaries which is identified under Priority Households (PHH) and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) categories.
Such ration cards are Aadhaar linked to enable the beneficiaries to collect highly subsidised foodgrains (rice in case of Arunachal Pradesh) using ePOS devices through 33 Fair Price Shops (FPS) in the district. Till December 2022 entitlement and scale under NFSA/13 were as under:
AAY ration card= @ 35 kgs per card and cost @ Rs.3.00 per kg
PHH ration card= @ 05 kgs per beneficiaries and cost @ Rs. 3.00 per kg.
However, Government of India has directed the department to issue PDS foodgrains to AAY and PHH ration cards,free of cost at the same entitlements for a period of one year from January 2023 to December 2023.
Monitoring of POL& LPG products
Monitoring of POL& LPG products sold through Retail Outlets (RO’s) of various Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs): monitor the lifting of POL items and its distribution through Retail Outlets (ROs). Quality of the petroleum products are ensured by periodic checking of the POL ROs.
Similarly, the LPG cylinders sold through the LPG dealer is monitored for regular supply, timely and proper distribution to regular consumers.
Black marketing, hoarding and less than entitled quantities of such POL products are being monitored too.