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Updated on Sept.,2017

INTRODUCTION

STRUCTURE

SETUP

 

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs came into existence as a separate unit in the State during the year 1966. It was a part of co-operative department prior to this arrangement. This department is the backbone of the State Government. The organization of Weights and Measures was also merged with the department during the year, 1981. The department mainly deals with the demand and supply of various essential commodities in the open market as well as Public Distribution System. The basic responsibility of the department is the enforcement of various control orders against the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 for Price Stabilization and matter relating to Weights & Measures.

The main motives of the department are:

1.To strengthen the Targeted Public Distribution System.

2.To ensure easy availability of Essential Commodities on reasonable rates.

3.To create awareness amongst the consumers about their rights.

The department functions differently at various levels of the administration in District, State and Centre respectively. Again, at each level there are following jobs related to monitoring of:

1.Market Rates
2.Allocation and Lifting
3.Ration Cards
4.Fair Price Shops
5.Inspections/Raids
6.Issuances of Licenses

The information relating day to day activities are being reported on Daily, Weekly basis to the Ministry of Food & Civil Supplies, Govt. of India. The information generated at Fair Price Shops and Inspectorate level is compiled at District Level and sent to the State H. Q.  where it  is again compiled and consolidated and then conveyed to the Centre.


 STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANISATION

The Additional Chief/ Principal/ Secretary (Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs) to the Government of Himachal Pradesh heads the department at the Government Level. At the Directorate Level, it is headed by the Director. The department has two separate organizations viz. Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Weights & Measures. The position with regard to the sanctioned strength and the posts filled, in the department other than weights & measures wing are given in the following table.

The Category wise position as on 31-03-2017 of the Sanctioned Strength and the Vacant Posts.

Sr.No.

Name of the Post/Designation

Sanctioned Strength

Posts Vacant

1.

Director

1

-

2. Addl./ Joint/ Deputy Director (Admn.) 1 -

3.

Joint Director

2

1

4.

Deputy Director

2

-

5.

Deputy Controller (F&A)

1

-

6.

District Controller

12

2

7.

Superintendent Grade-I

2

1

8.

Law Officer

2

-

9.

Section Officer

4

3

10.

Superintendent Grade-II

15

2

11.

Food & Supplies Officer

17

6

12.

Senior Assistant

43

38

13.

Personal Assistant

1

-

14.

Senior Scale Stenographer

3

1

15.

Junior Scale Stenographer

6

5

16.

Steno Typist

10

7

17.

Inspector Grade-I

83

11

18.

Technical Assistant

1

1

19.

Statistical Assistant

1

-

20.

Head Analyst

1

1

21.

Junior Analyst

2

1

22.

Jr. Office Assistant IT

19

19

23.

Clerk 75 2

24.

Restorer

1

-

25.

Driver

19

4

26.

G. Operator

2

-

27.

Daftri

2

1

28.

Peon

40

5

29.

Chowkidar

18

1

  Total 386 112
 

  SETUP OF THE ORGANISATION UPTO FIELD LEVEL

 

 

 DIRECTORATE 

The head of the department is the Director of I.A.S cadre. He is assisted at the Directorate Level by one Addl./ Joint Director (Admin) of H.A.S. cadre, one Joint Director, two Deputy Directors, two Law Officers and one Deputy Controller (Finance & Accounts) besides other supporting staff.

      
HIERARCHY

 

  ZONAL OFFICE

There is a Zonal Office at Dharamsala in Kangra District headed by a Joint Director. He is assisted by one Food & Supplies Officer and the other supporting staff. He carries out the duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Govt. from time to time besides supervision of the working of 8 Districts under his control. These Districts are Kangra, Hamirpur, Una, Chamba, Kullu, Bilaspur, Mandi and Lahaul & Spiti.


  DISTRICT LEVEL SET-UP

There are 12 District Officers of the department in the State. Each District Office is headed by a District Controller, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs. These District Heads are assisted by a Food & Supplies Officer, Inspector and other supporting staff.