Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (I)]
1. Aim and Objectives of the Organisation:
The District Civil Supplies Office of Cuttack is functioning uner the direct control of Collector of the Collector. Cuttack having proper supervision by the Food supplies and Consumer Welfare Department, Govt. of Odisha. The sole aim and object of this Office is to carry out all the Government policies chalked out by the Government from time to time regarding procurement and distribution of food grains/ kerosene and other essential commodities.
2. Mission/ Vision:
The Food supplies and Consumer Welfare Department is being empowered with the Essential Commodities Act. 1955 along with other Control Orders for maintaining or increasing supplies of essential commodities securing equitable distribution and availability of the same at Fair Prices to the consumers by issuing orders for regulating prohibiting the production. Supply and distribution of such essential commodities and trade and commerce involved there in, or which Govt. has been vested with plently of powers under the said Act. to issue orders for regulating production their prices and availability of the same for the interest of the consumers.
3. Brief History and Background for its establishment:
In order to streamline the maintenance and carry out the aim and objectives of the Essential Commodities Act. 1955, the Govt. felt to establish a separate Department i.e. F.S.&C.W. Deptt., which is a congregation of several wings. Namely;
a) Food Supplies & Consumet Welfare Deptt. (Main)b) Marketing Intelligence (Wing)c) Consumer Dispute Redressal forum (wing)d) Legal Metrology (wing)e) Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation ltd. (wing)
The above wings have their own motto and working under the direct supervision and control of the Ministry of Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Odisha.
4. Allocation of Business:
a) Civil Supplies Wing:
Streamlining equitable distribution of essential commodities. Enforcement activities to discourage black marketing of Government allotted stocks of essential commodities.
b) Marketing Intelligence Wing:
This wing is specially monitoring the price and availability of all essential commodities in the open market. The executive staffs of this wing is vested with powers under different Control Orders under the E.C. Act, 1955 to ensure control and prohibition of availability position, black marketing of different essential commodities in the market. Simultaneously, daily collections of market price of essential commodities are being undertaken by the staff of this wing to discriminate performance of the Government for taking policy matter.
c) Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum:
This wing is to provide proper relief to the consumers who have been negelected/ harassed by any business organization.
d) Legal Metrology Wing:
This wing is vested with powers to see proper measurement weighment of commodities during trade at the interest of the consumers.
e) Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation ltd. Wing:
To make fair alloction of different essential commodities as fixed under different schemes like: Annapurna, AAY, BPL and APL to make them available a Govt. fixed price. The allocation of Rice. Wheat and levy sugar are being made by the Government in F.S. & C.W. Deptt./ O.S.C.S.C. Ltd.. Bhubaneswar which are being distributed to different Blocks/ Urban areas by the District Authority.
5. Details of Services rendered:
a) Allocation of different food stuffs and kerosene etc. for the A.Y., A.A.Y., B.P.L., and A.P.L. Families.b) Proper distribution of the above commodities under different schemes.c) Enforcement activities to discourage hoarders, black marketing of the essential commodities.d) Conduct and participate the different review meetings held for streamlining the food stuff under different schemes of Government.
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