Food & Civil Supply

Food & Civil Suppy, Assam

                The  mandate of Food & Civil Supplies Department  is to provide food security to the entire population of the State by way of implementation of Public Distribution System and Target Public Distribution System (PDS/TPDS) for welfare of the society.The Department deals with the allotment and distribution of PDS/TPDS commodities through distributing agencies, monitoring of availability and prices of essential commodities; enforcement of law and Rules relating to trading of essential commodities etc.Procurement of Food Grains from the growers through procuring agencies at minimum support price to protect the interest of growers (Cultivators) is another basic responsibility of the department.
                  The department has a Secretariat and a Directorate at the Headquarters with subordinate offices in the amalgamated establishment of Deputy Commissioner, Sub- Divisional Officer (Civil) and Secretariat in Autonomous District Council.There is no Board / Corporation or other agencies under this department.
Activities of the Department
http://online.assam.gov.in/image/image_gallery?uuid=ab8f587c-de4d-4c0a-abfb-0bccb6e901e7&groupId=150953&t=1333218816404The department, as per its mandate, works in implementation of the Public Distribution System, Targeted Public Distribution System for the whole section of the society along with its allied schemes.
http://online.assam.gov.in/image/image_gallery?uuid=ab8f587c-de4d-4c0a-abfb-0bccb6e901e7&groupId=150953&t=1333218816404PDS  is implemented to provide selected essential commodities to the entire population of the State at fair price and equitably through its distribution network.
http://online.assam.gov.in/image/image_gallery?uuid=ab8f587c-de4d-4c0a-abfb-0bccb6e901e7&groupId=150953&t=1333218816404TPDS  is implemented through the PDS network for providing food grains at highly subsidized rate to the selected families living below the poverty line in the State. Poorest of the poor families of below poverty line categories are provided food grains at more subsidized rate under the scheme "Antodaya Anna Yojana Scheme".
http://online.assam.gov.in/image/image_gallery?uuid=ab8f587c-de4d-4c0a-abfb-0bccb6e901e7&groupId=150953&t=1333218816404Randhanjyoti - Selected women beneficiaries of BPL category are provided with free LPG connection under the scheme. The Scheme, in its 2nd phase of implementation has benefited 1,43,035 beneficiary families to get their LPG connection free of cost and obstructed destruction of the forests and eco- system.
http://online.assam.gov.in/image/image_gallery?uuid=ab8f587c-de4d-4c0a-abfb-0bccb6e901e7&groupId=150953&t=1333218816404Village Grain Bank Scheme is another scheme for providing food security to the people living in chronically flood and drought affected areas and remote / inaccessible hilly areas of the State. Selected BPL beneficiaries, including Antodaya Anna Yojana beneficiaries of those areas will benefit from the scheme
http://online.assam.gov.in/image/image_gallery?uuid=ab8f587c-de4d-4c0a-abfb-0bccb6e901e7&groupId=150953&t=1333218816404Jana Kerosene Pariyojana : Implemented by Oil Companies, is one of the schemes to be monitored by the Food & Civil Supplies department. Mid-Day Meal scheme is another scheme implemented by Education department which is to be monitored by Food & Civil Supplies officials at Dist/Sub-Divisions of the State.
Implementation Mechanism: Upon getting allotment of essential Commodities from the Govt. of India, the State Govt in the Food & Civil Supplies Department issue orders to the Directorate and the Directorate makes allotment orders for distribution through its network for ultimate distribution amongst consumers.
       FCI is the feeder agency in respect of food grains and gives allotted food grains to the Nominees such as Gaon Panchayat Samabai Samittees or other Nominees as per allotment.The sub-wholesale Co-operative societies or other licensees and selected nominees distribute to the retailer fair price shops who in turn feed their tagged consumers with the allotted commodities at fair price as per their share.
        The below poverty line families and Antodaya Anna Yojana families are selected through Panchayati Raj institutions under a definite guideline.

 

Apply for Ration Card

What is a Ration Card and Why is it Needed?

A Ration Card is a document issued under an order or authority of the State Government, as per the Public Distribution System, for the purchase of essential commodities from fair price shops. State Governments issue distinctive Ration Cards to Above Poverty Line, Below Poverty Line and Antyodaya families and conduct periodical review and checking of Ration Cards.
A Ration Card is a very useful document for Indian citizens. It helps save money by aiding in the procurement of essential commodities at a subsidised rate. It has also become an important tool of identification now-a-days. You may need to produce a copy of your Ration Card as proof of identification when applying for other documents like Domicile Certificate, for inclusion of your name in the Electoral Rolls, etc.
Families living below the poverty line are entitled to Blue Cards, under which they can avail special subsidies. In addition to permanent Ration Cards, States also issue temporary Ration Cards, which are valid for a specified number of months, and are issued for relief purposes.

What You Need to Do to Obtain a Ration Card

You may obtain the application form for making a new Consumer (Ration) Card from any Circle Office. You will require passport-sized photographs of the head of your family attested by a gazetted officer/MLA/MP/Municipal Councillor, the specified proof(s) of residence, and the Surrender/Deletion Certificate of the previous Ration Card, if there was any.
In case you are not able to provide any proof of residence, the Circle FSO conducts spot inquiries by recording the statements of two independent witnesses in your neighbourhood. The standard prescribed time schedule for the preparation of a Ration Card is generally 15 days. However, the procedure and time limit may vary from State to State.

How to get duplicate ration card

  1. To get duplicate ration card, the consumer (card holder) will apply in the prescribed form D-I  either in the office of District Food & Supplies Controller/Assistant Food & Supplies Officer/Inspector Food & Supplies in whose jurisdiction his residence falls. These application forms are available in the office of DFSC/AFSO/IFS.

  2. He will submit to attested photos passport size, of his family alongwith the application form.

  3. The consumer will get the application form and to get it verified from the depot holder and submit the same in the office of DFSC/AFSO/IFS.

  4. The consumer will get a slip indicating the date as to when he should contact the concerned office for collecting the ration card by paying the prescribed fee. This will be normally two weeks after the date of submission of the application form.

 

How to get Ration Card at new place of residence in lieu of old ration card

  1. To get ration card at new place of residence in lieu of old ration card, the consumer (Card holder) will apply in the prescribed form D-I  either in the office of District Food & Supplies Controller/Assistant Food & Supplies Officer/Inspector Food & Supplies in whose jurisdiction his residence falls. The application form are available in the office of District Food & Supplies Controller/Assistant Food & Supplies Officer/Inspector Food & Supplies.

  2. He will submit to attested photos passport size, of his family alongwith the application form.

  3. The consumer will attach a surrender certificate from the authority of his old place of residence or old ration card with application form.

How to get name of member deleted in case of death or division of family

  1. To get name of member/members deleted in the case of death ofdivision of family, the consumer (card holder) will apply in the prescribed form D-I (annexure-I) either in the office of DFSC/AFSO/IFS in whose jurisdiction his residence falls. These application forms available in the office of DFSC/AFSO/IFS.

  2. He will submit to attested photos passport size, of his family alongwith the application form.

  3. The applicant will apply in the prescribed form D-I alongwith death certificate from the Registrar of births and deaths/village chowkidar in the caseof division of family, the applicant will submit the same to the concerned office for the new ration card.

  4. The consumer will get a slip indicating the date as to when he should contact the concerned office for collecting the ration card. This will be normally two weeks after the date of submission of the application form.

  5. The Sub-Inspector/Inspector will varify the particulars by physical visiting the residence of the applicant and making necessary enquiries and he will also consult voter list/census record while making recommendation. After considering the recommendation, the DFSC/AFSO will issue the ration card and paste one copy of family photograph on the same.

  6. The ration card can be collected by the applicant from the office of District Food and Supplies Controller/ Assistant Food and Supplies Officer/Inspector Food and Supplies where he submitted his application (Form D-1).

How to get Ration Card at new place of residence in lieu of old ration card

  1. To get ration card at new place of residence in lieu of old ration card, the consumer (Card holder) will apply in the prescribed form D-I  either in the office of District Food & Supplies Controller/Assistant Food & Supplies Officer/Inspector Food & Supplies in whose jurisdiction his residence falls. The application form are available in the office of District Food & Supplies Controller/Assistant Food & Supplies Officer/Inspector Food & Supplies.

  2. He will submit to attested photos passport size, of his family alongwith the application form.

  3. The consumer will attach a surrender certificate from the authority of his old place of residence or old ration card with application form.

National Food Security Act, 2013


The National Food Security Act, 2013 (also Right to Food Act) is an Act of the Parliament of India which aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India's 1.2 billion people. It was signed into law on September 12, 2013, retroactive to July 5, 2013. Under the provisions of the bill, beneficiaries are to be able to purchase 5 kilograms per eligible person per month of cereals at the following prices:

  • rice at INR3 (4.9¢ US) per kg
  • wheat at INR2 (3.2¢ US) per kg
  • coarse grains (millet) at INR1 (1.6¢ US) per kg.

Pregnant women, lactating mothers, and certain categories of children are eligible for daily free meals. The bill has been highly controversial. It was introduced into India's parliament on December 22, 2011, promulgated as a presidential ordinance on July 5, 2013, and enacted into law on September 12, 2013.

Salient features

  1. 75% rural and 50% of the urban population are entitled for three years from enactment to five kg food grains per month at INR3 (4.9¢ US), INR2 (3.2¢ US), INR1 (1.6¢ US) per kg for rice, wheat and coarse grains (millet), respectively;
  2. The states are responsible for determining eligibility;
  3. Pregnant women and lactating mothers are entitled to a nutritious "take home ration" of 600 Calories and a maternity benefit of at least Rs 6,000 for six months;
  4. Children 6 months to 14 years of age are to receive free hot meals or "take home rations";
  5. The central government will provide funds to states in case of short supplies of food grains;
  6. The current food grain allocation of the states will be protected by the central government for at least six months;
  7. The state government will provide a food security allowance to the beneficiaries in case of non-supply of food grains;
  8. The Public Distribution System is to be reformed;
  9. The eldest woman in the household, 18 years or above, is the head of the household for the issuance of the ration card;
  10. There will be state- and district-level redress mechanisms; and
  11. State Food Commissions will be formed for implementation and monitoring of the provisions of the Act.
  12. The cost of the implementation is estimated to be $22 billion(1.25 lac crore), approximately 1.5% of GDP.
  13. The poorest who are covered under the Antodaya yojna will remain entitled to the 35 kg of grains allotted to them under the mentioned scheme.

Following are Links Online computerization of exiting Ration Card.

eRCMS(Existing Ration card Management System).

 

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