Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution
The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs is entrusted with the responsibility of distribution of essential commodities namely Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Kerosene Oil under the Public Distribution System. The Department implemented the National Food Security Act, 2013 in whole of the J&K State with effect from 1st of Feb 2016 with the objective to provide access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices. Currently food grains are received by the State from the Government of India, for distribution among the AAY, Priority Household (PHH) and Non-priority Households (NPHH). The Department also plays an active role in managing the supplies of other essential commodities.
The Department is also committed to protect and guard the interest of the consumers in the state.
To redress the Consumer Grievances, the department has established the Consumer Redressal Agencies. These agencies have proved to be fruitful institutions for redressing the grievances of the consumers. The State and District Consumer Councils have also been established under the Consumer Protection Act, 1987 to promote and protect the rights of the consumers.
Our Roles/ Functions
The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs previously known as “Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department” is one of the oldest Department in the State entrusted with the responsibility of implementing one of the prime social sector programme of providing “Food Security” to one and all in general and to the vulnerable sections of the Society in particular by way of providing food grains like rice, wheat, and Atta and other essential commodities like Sugar, K.oil and Petroleum Products besides, protecting the consumer rights.
The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs has been performing the following prime functions:
- Public Distribution System
- Regulation of Supplies, LPG and other Petroleum Products etc.
- Price/Market Control
- Redressal of Consumer Grievances and Protection of Consumer Rights
- Consumer Awareness Programme
|1.||Assistant Director||Manoj Kumar , KAS|