Government of Maharashtra
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Time "Public Distribution Tollfree Helpline No.1800-22-4950 and 1967 (for BSNL and MTNL customers only) ."
Introduction

      The department of Food and Civil Supplies came into existence as a separate unit in the State from March, 1965. It was a part of Agriculture, Food and Cooperation Department prior to this arrangement. The organization of Weights and Measures separated from Industry, Energy and Labour Department and merged with the department from December, 1977. 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 to enforce of various control orders passed in respect of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 for price stabilization and matters pertaining to weights and measures.


Main Objectives Of The Department
  • To strengthen the Targeted Public Distribution System.
  • To ensure an easy availability of Essential Commodities at reasonable rates.
  • To create storage facility for public distribution system;.
  • To promote and protect the rights of consumers by way of implementation of Consumer Protection Act, 1986.


Structure Of The Department
        Following sub-sections are working under administrative control of this department -
  1. Office of the State Commission and District Fora
  2. Organization of Rationing in Mumbai - Thane Rationing Area
  3. Offices of supplies under administrative control of Divisional Commissioners and District Collectors
  4. Office of the Director, Civil Supplies ( Godown and Transport ), Mumbai
  5. Office of the Commissioner of Supplies
  6. Divisional & District Offices under the Controller of Weights and Measures
  7. Office of the Financial Advisor and Deputy Secretary.


Sanctioned Posts For The Department

Sr. No.

Name of the Office

Sanctioned posts

Total

Group A  

Group B    

Group C   

Group D

 

1

Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Deptt. (Proper)

16

90

69

26

201

2

Controller of Rationing, Mumbai

8

7

1523

352

1890

3

Director, Civil Supplies (Godown/Transport) ,Mumbai

1

2

79

23

105

4

Supply Offices at Divisional/District level

117

226

3102

1276

4721

5

Office of Commissioner of Supplies, Mumbai

2

4

68

9

83

6

Consumer Protection Organisation

4

43

353

97

497

7

Controller, Weights & Measures, Mumbai

9

47

618

270

944

8

Office of Financial Advisor & Deputy Secretary, Mumbai.

8

3

125

20

156

       T O T A L            

165

 

422

5937

2073

8597

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