PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OUTLINE
goal of the Public Distribution System in Tamil Nadu is to ensure food security
to all citizens, particularly poor people, by making available essential
commodities of good quality at affordable prices every month, through fair price
shops which are accessible.
of the Public Distribution System:
of chronic hunger and starvation in Tamil Nadu.
citizens from ill effects of rise in price of essential commodities.
of micro nutrient deficiency through fortification of essential commodities
supplied through PDS.
available affordable domestic fuels like kerosene and LPG.
easy accessibility of Fair Price Shops by cardholders.
affordable prices of essential commodities , especially for the poorest.
availability of essential commodities at the right time every month.
Key strategies for effective implementation of Public Distribution System
handling of complaints given by cardholders.
Part-time shops scheme for villages having difficulty in access to existing
Fair Price Shops.
and controlled movement of essential commodities though route charts and
of leakages through system improvements, tightened enforcement and deterrent
free and correct allotment and movement of essential commodities to fair
price shops through E-Governance.
Agencies involved in PDS
Food and Consumer Protection department of
the Government of Tamil Nadu lays down policy for
Public Distribution System in Tamil Nadu and is under the charge of Hon'ble
Minister for Food and headed by a Secretary to Government. There are
three agencies under the CF&CP department:
Supplies and Consumer Protection Department (CS&CPD): is headed by
a Commissioner with 31 district offices and 221 taluk/zonal offices.
Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC): is responsible for
procurement, movement and supply of essential commodities under PDS and is
headed by a Managing Director.
of Cooperative Societies (RCS): is responsible for running FPS through
its cooperative societies in all districts and is headed by a Registrar aided
by Joint Registrars in each district.
of Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution: in the Government of
India is responsible for fixing procurement prices of food grains and allots subsidized
food grains to the State Governments under PDS.
Corporation of India : is a Government of India organization that
procures rice, wheat and other essential commodities from various states and
moves them to states as per Ministry of Food allotment orders under PDS.