District : Chickmagalur
State : Karnataka
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD , CIVIL SUPPLIES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Deputy Commissioner co-ordinates the activity of the department at the Taluka
level. Fair Price Shops are the link between the departments and the
general public. Food Inspectors and
other officers of the Department constantly watch thee shops and see that they
function accordingly to meet the objectives of the department and the
government. Strict vigilance is
kept on these shops and any irregularities are treated effectively.
Care is taken to take the benefit to the needy citizens.
PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
of India allots rice, wheat, sugar and kerosene to the State Government. The Commissioner, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer
Affairs Department in turn reallocates the said rationed commodities to the
districts. This allocation is based
mainly on the household population and the number of ration cards.
objectives of the Public Distribution System are:-
To protect the low income groups by guaranteeing they supply
of certain minimum quantities of food grains at affordable price;
Ensuring equitable distribution;
Controlling the price rise of Essential Commodities in the open
Essential Commodities are distributed through Fair Price Shops to ensure that the basic food requirement of the population is met on the one hand and food security to the poor on the other. Food grains are issued to the poor and vulnerable sections of the society at affordable prices.
objectives of Universal coverage with preferential treatment to the poor. Entire
population is covered under the Public Distribution System. Some sections are
provided with special treatment in terms of lower prices and larger quantities
as well as additional commodities. Families
living in rural area and having an annual income of less than Rs. 12000/- or
less and in urban areas with an annual income of Rs. 17,000/- or less have been
issued with Yellow cards with entitlement to drawn subsidized food grains.
are 166032 families below the Poverty line [BPL] are issued with yellow cards
and 18672 families with Anthyodaya Anna Yojana cards. Out of them 21745 yellow cards and 2749 AAY cards are in
urban areas. The Above Poverty Line families in rural areas are issued with
Saffron cards and in Urban areas with photo cards.
39093 APL cards in rural and 34420 APL cards in urban areas.
Talukwise Cardwise Detailes
TARGETED PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION - TPDS
[Targeted Public Distribution System] is introduced in June 1997 by Government
of India. Under the new TPDS scheme, Government of India has indicated that
33.16% of the State household population as below poverty Line Families and are
allocating food grains. As per the
norms of the Government India 28 Kgs. Of rice and 7 Kgs. of wheat is issued per family per month. The
Central Issue Price for Rice is Rs.565.00 per Qtl. and wheat at Rs.415.00 per
Qtl. The Central Government has
allowed the State Government to add Rs. 50 per Qtl. as incidentals over and
above the Central Issue Price. But
the State Government, at present is issuing 20 Kgs. of rice and 5 Kgs. of wheat
per card per month at Rs. 3.00 per Kg. The
difference in the Central Issue Price and the State issue price is borne as Food
Subsidy by the State Government.
of Karnataka views the Targeted Public Distribution System as an important
constituent of the strategy for food security by ensuring minimum supplies of
food grains to the population below poverty line.
The State Government is implementing
the Targeted Public Distribution to
the best advantage of the beneficiaries with utmost transparency and efficiency.
Targeted Public Distribution System functions through a network of fair Price
depots. Households belonging
vulnerable sections of the society and living below the Poverty Line in the
rural areas and in urban slums will be normally treated as BPL families. These
families are entitled to get food grains at subsidized prices.
commitment enshrined here are only in the nature of a promise made by the
Government to the users of public Distribution System.
It is the endeavor of the Government to identify the genuine BPL families
both in the rural and urban slums and provide them food grains at subsidized
prices under the Targeted Public Distribution System.
Transparent procedure and specific economic criteria would form the base
of the identification of the genuine BPL families.
Gram Sabhas and urban local bodies would also be actively involved in the
identification of BPL families. The
list of BPL families so prepared would be made use of for extending benefit
under TPDS. The list would be
FAIR PRICE SHOPS
TPDS functions through a net work of Fair Price Depots. The Government of Karnataka has enacted the Karnataka
Essential Commodities [Public Distribution System], Control Order, 1992 to issue
authorization to Karnataka Food & Civil Supplies Corporation, Co-operative
Societies, Registered Associations and individuals to run Fair Price Depots and
to regulate the functioning of these Fair Price Depots. These Fair Price depots
which form the core of the Public Distribution System are entrusted with the
responsibility of distributing food grains to the ration cardholders attached to
the respective fair price depots. It
is endeavor of the Government of Karnataka to locate these Fair Price Depots
keeping in view of the convenience and interests of the ration card holders.
Transparent procedure as prescribed under the Karnataka Essential Commodities
[Public Distribution System] Control Order, 1992 would be followed for issue of
authorization to run Fair Price depots.
Details of Talukwise categorywise FPDs in the district as on
3-3-2005 are as under-
TYPES OF RATION CARDS
following types of ration cards are issued in the District: -
Yellow cards are issued to the below Poverty Line families living in rural areas and urban slums.
Anthyodaya Anna Yojana cards
are issued to the poorest of the poor
families living in rural areas and urban
The number of cards so
issued in the Chikmagalur District is limited to 18672 as prescribed by
Government of Karnataka.
which are of two types, namely saffron cards and photo cards. They are issued to above poverty
line families [APL].
Saffron cards are issued to the rural APL families and photo cards to the
urban APL families.
District Administration will ensure constant checking of these Ration
present commodities covered under the TPDS are rice, wheat, sugar and kerosene.
Commodities are supplied at the fair price depots shall be as per the
norms prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act and Rules made
wheat are supplied to the BPL families at subsidized prices.
After meeting the committed entitlement of the BPL cardholders and
depending upon the availability of rice and wheat, the APL cardholders will be
sold rice and wheat at the scale and rates fixed from time to time.
families are entitled to sugar under TPDS.
APL families are not entitled to get sugar.
cardholders will be issued other essential commodities under the Public
Distribution System as decided from time to time by the State Government at the
scale and rates fixed by the Government.
ENTITLEMENT OF FOODGRAINS
Karnataka is committed to issue 28 Kgs. Of rice and 7 Kgs. of wheat to the
Anthyodaya Anna Yojana cardholders and 20 Kgs. Of rice and 5 Kgs. of wheat per
card per month through the Fair Price Depots, indicated in the ration cards at
subsidized prices, for the BPL families.
consumer prices of rice and wheat for the BPL families under difference scheme
are as follows:
price [Rate Rs.
ANNA YOJANA CARDS
Rice and Wheat supplied at the fair price depots shall be as per the norms
prescribed under PFA Act, 1954 and rules made there under.
The fair price depot shall be open on all days except Tuesday between 8.00 AM
and 12 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 7.30 PM.
The cardholders can get their entitled allotment of food grains for the month on
any day during the working hours stipulated for the fair price depots.
After meeting the committed entitlement of the BPL cardholders, and depending on
the availability of food grains, the APL cardholders will be sold food grains at
the scale and rates fixed from time to time.
The present consumer prices for APL cardholders are Rs.9.00 per kg of
rice and Rs.6.70 per kg of wheat.
Only BPL families are entitled to get sugar under the TPDS.
APL cardholders are not entitled to get sugar.
At present, sugar is issued to BPL families at Rs.13.50 per kg.
The scale of issue of sugar per family, per month, would be decided by
the Department depending upon the monthly allocation of sugar to the State.
At present, supply of kerosene to ration cardholders is regulated as follows: -
is not supplied to ration cardholders who possess
2 litres of kerosene per family/per month are supplied to ration cardholders
who possess one LPG cylinder.
litres of kerosene per family per month are supplied to ration cardholders
with a single family member.
Ration cardholders who do not possess any LPG cylinder are supplied kerosene as follows: -
10 litres per month/per card in IR Area.
8 litres per month/per card in other urban areas.
4 litres per month/per card in rural areas.
ISSUE OF FOOD COUPONS
AND SUBSIDY INCURRED
order to prevent diversion of food grains under Public Distribution System, the
Department has issued food coupons to cardholders under Yellow Card Scheme and
Antyodaya Anna Yojana.
In addition to the Central Government subsidy, the State Government bears additional subsidy on the food grains supplied to BPL cardholders under various schemes as detailed below.
Green Card Scheme
Yellow Card Scheme
ISSUE OF RATION CARDS
Every family residing in the State of Karnataka is entitled to a ration card. The application for a new ration card should be submitted in the prescribed
form. Prescribed application forms, free of cost are available in the respective
offices. The format is also displayed in the Fair Price Depots. The application
can also be submitted on a plain paper but in the same format. It is not
essential to use the printed form.
The application for a new ration card should be submitted in the prescribed form. Prescribed application forms, free of cost are available in the respective offices. The format is also displayed in the Fair Price Depots. The application can also be submitted on a plain paper but in the same format. It is not essential to use the printed form.
Applications for the ration cards should be submitted to the respective Deputy Director of Food and Civil Supplies in case of Informal Rationing Area; and to the Tahsildar in case of all other areas.
Either the head of the family or the spouse should submit the applications.
Applications through intermediaries or social workers etc will not be
entertained. Applications received through any one in bundles will also not be
Applicants should furnish the following documents along with application for obtaining new ration cards:-
Three passport size photographs of the applicant.
Proof of residence:
Copy of any of the following documents showing the residence
address of the applicant
( Item No. 2)
( Item No. 2)
Identity card issued by the Government or Public Sector Undertakings/
Latest Telephone bill on the name of the applicant/
Recent mail received by the applicant
Latest LPG receipt on the name of the applicant
Valid driving license
Voter Identity card
Latest tax paid receipt, if living in own house
of the electoral Roll
Latest Rent paid receipt, if living in a rented house, clearly indicating the name and complete postal address of the owner/
Any other document that may prove the applicant’s residence
respect of poor applicants who do not have any of the above documents, Food
Inspector will conduct local enquiry and draw up a mahazar about the applicant
being a bonafide resident or not. Further,
if the issuing authority is not satisfied by any one of the proofs given by
applicant, then the authority may ask for a second proof among any one of the
proofs listed above. A decision
will be taken on the submission of second proof.
Latest Income certificate, if the applicant is seeking a yellow card (BPL card).
In addition, the Food Inspector concerned will conduct local inquiry to verify
about the ownership of any valuable assets that may disqualify the
applicant from being issued a BPL card.
Surrender certificate or deletion certificate issued by the competent authority
of Food & Civil Supplies Department if the applicant has moved from one
place to another place;
Every applicant will be issued an acknowledgement with the due date. The
applicant should demand and collect the acknowledgement.
The applicant should obtain the ration card after duly signing in the Assignment
register maintained in the rationing office.
For issue of new ration card, Rs.5/- is the charge for BPL cards and Rs.10/- for
the case of loss of ration card, the cardholder can apply for a duplicate ration
card along with an affidavit about the loss of card. Duplicate card will be
issued after due enquiry in 30 days time. The charges for issue of duplicate
ration card are Rs.15/- for BPL cards and Rs.25/- for APL cards
ensure that the food grains reach the villages without fail, the Fair Price
Depots in the rural areas are given door delivery of the ration articles.
RIGHT TO INFORMATION
The FAIR PRICE DEPOT will exhibit and display board with following words written on it in black
‘Government Fair Price Depot'
________________, _______________ Taluk
The fair price depot will display the following information for the
benefit of the cardholders.
a) Name of the Fair Price Depot.
Name of the Fair Price Depot holder.
c) Fair Price Depot authorisation number.
d) Working hours of the Fair Price Depot.
e) Allotment for the month (BPL & APL).
f) Stock and rate list.
g) Entitlement of the cardholder (Scale of issue) for the month ( both for BPL [Yellow and AAY] & APL).
h) Display the samples of all commodities.
The list of members of vigilance committee with their addresses and phone
numbers if any
The name, address and phone number of the Officer to whom complaints can be given in case of any
dissatisfaction with the service or any other violation by the Fair Price Depot.
The cardholders attached to the fair price depot are entitled to inspect
the Daily sales cum stock register and Assignment register available at the fair
price depots – without causing any inconvenience to the normal functioning of
Fair Price Depot.
Allotments made by the Deputy Commissioner will also be communicated to
the Zilla Panchayat and the
City Municipalities in the district.
The Fair Price Depot-wise sub-allotments made by the Tahsildar/Rationing
Officer will also be communicated to the Village Panchayats and the urban local
bodies in his jurisdiction along with the scale of issue.
Scale of issue of all commodities will be announced through the press and
Information regarding allotment to and issue from a fair price depot of any
commodity, for any of the past three months can be obtained by any one from the
Tahsildar / Deputy Director on
payment of prescribed fee of Re.1 for every commodity per month per Fair Price
Depot. The time limit for furnishing this information is 7 days.
Under Section 2 (a) of the Karnataka Right to Information Act 2000, the
following Officers of the Department have been designated as the Competent
a) Commissioner for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs.
Joint Director (PD), Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department.
The Deputy Director of Food & civil Supplies, Chikmagalur
Tahsildars of the Taluk.
Any person desirous to obtain information shall make an application to the above Competent Authority as prescribed in the said Act.
VIGILANCE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Government of Karnataka has, for the effective implementation of the TPDS
constituted a seven member Fair Price Depot level Vigilance Committees for all
Fair Price Depots whose composition is as follows.
A. Five women cardholders attached to the shop with representation as
a) Scheduled Caste one member
b) Scheduled Tribe one member
c) Woman one member
d) Backward class one member
e) General category one member
B. Elected member of the local body
C. Women Social
Worker of the area
The Committee is headed by one of the members selected in turn for each
meeting based on the alphabetical order of the names of the members written in
Kannada. The meetings of the Vigilance Committees are to be held atleast once in
two months. Panchayat Secretary of
the concerned Gram Panchayat is appointed as the Convener of the said committee.
DECENTRALISATION OF POWER
1. In order to ensure issue of ration cards to eligible families without any delay
and inconvenience, the Government of Karnataka has simplified and streamlined
the procedure for issue of ration cards. The
power of issuing ration cards has been decentralized and is now entrusted to the
respective Food Inspectors of the area. In
order to ensure timely action, time limit of 30 days has also been prescribed
for issue of new ration cards.
2. In addition to issue of new ration cards, the Department will also carryout
addition/deletion of names of the family members, change in address, and
transfer of ration cards in the following manner.
(a) Any such changes in the ration cards will be carried out only on the application of the cardholder.
(b) All requests and applications along with supporting documents should
be submitted to the Deputy
3. The time limit for different services relating to ration cards is given in the
of family members in the card
If presented with the ration card all deletions are done on the same day
If presented with ration card and dependable proof, inclusion is also done
on the same day
Within 30 days, if physical verification is necessary (for additions)
in address within jurisdiction of the same fair price depot
in fair price depot and change in address with in the jurisdiction of the
same rationing officer
of surrender certificate on surrender of the ration card.
of new ration card, on submission of application with all necessary
MONITORING OF TPDS
It is the endeavor of the Government of Karnataka to implement the TPDS to the
best advantage of the beneficiaries with utmost transparency and efficiency.
For this purpose, an effective monitoring system has been evolved,
salient features of which are as follows.
Monthly review at the District and Taluk level.
Constitution of Vigilance Committees for each fair price depot.
Periodical inspections of fair price depots/wholesale godowns by the executive functionaries of the Department
The District Administration has evolved the following procedure to ensure assured supply of allotted food grains to the cardholders through the designated and authorized fair price depots.
The Deputy Commissioner of the district issues the Taluk-wise allocation of food
grains by the end of the first week.
Food Inspectors/Food Sheristedars/Tahsildars of taluks obtain the closing stock
of rationed commodities from each fair price depot in the first week of every
month and forward the consolidated information to the Deputy Commissioner of the
Wholesale nominees start lifting of food grains from the beginning of the month.
The Tahsildars of taluks issue allotment to the fair price depots during the
Fair Price Depots start lifting of food grains from the second week.
In order to prevent diversion of allotted food grains during transportation, the
Department transports the food grains to the fair price depots in the rural
areas at Government cost. An
official of the Department accompanies the vehicles carrying food grains from
the wholesale points to the respective fair price depots in the rural areas.
maps have been drawn up for each wholesale point so that all the fair price
depots located in one route take delivery of the food grains on the same day.
STRENGTHENING OF MONITORING INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS)
To ensure better monitoring mechanism for the Public Distribution System,
the Department at the District and
Taluk levels are using the facilities available at the National Informatics
Centre (NIC). It is the endeavor of
the State Government to strengthen the data base and MIS of the Department by
equipping the Department at all levels, in a phased manner, with the necessary
computer hardware and software for effective monitoring of the TPDS.
IMPLEMENTATION OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES ACT, 1955.
The Government of Karnataka reiterates its commitment to implement the
Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and various Control Orders issued thereunder to
the best advantage of the general public with utmost transparency and
PROMOTION OF CONSUMER AWARENESS
The Government of Karnataka would strive to promote awareness among the
consumers about their rights and responsibilities.
The District Administration would undertake a sustained and systematic
programme for generating consumer awareness.
Active Consumer Organizations in the District would also be involved in
this effort. It is also the
endeavor of the District Administration to promote genuine Consumer
Organizations and facilitate them to take up programmes for the welfare of
consumers and protection of their rights.
IMPLEMENTATION OF MINIMUM SUPPORT PRICE SCHEME (MSPS)
It is the endeavor of the Government of Karnataka to earnestly implement
the MSP Scheme of the Government of India since the objective of the scheme is
to provide minimum support price to certain specified agricultural commodities.
The District Administration expresses it commitment to extend the
benefits of this scheme to the needy farmers in so far as paddy and coarse
grains are concerned.
Government of Karnataka reiterates its commitment to TPDS with its focus on the
poor through this charter and expects all agencies concerned with the
implementation to do their utmost for efficient, effective and successful
implementation of TPDS.
In return, the District Administration expects from the citizens:
Not to misuse the facilities and indulge in or encourage any
Report promptly to the authorities concerned any instance of irregularity or other malpractice.
Complaints, if any, regarding operation of Public Distribution
System can be lodged with the Food Inspector/Tahsildar/
Deputy Director of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs/Deputy
Commissioner of the district.
Complaints, if any, against the field level functionaries of
the Department can be lodged with the Deputy
Commissioner of the district/ Additional Director in Bangalore I.R. Area.
|Total No. of Fair Price Shops in the District (category wise)|
|Sl. No.||Name of the Taluk||
|Details of Gas Companies and Gas Connections|
|Sl.No.||Taluk||Name and adress of the Agency||Name of the Company||Total No. of connections||Total|
|Single Cylinder||Double Cylinder||Commercial|
|1||Chikmagalur||1) Shivneel Gas Agency, Shariff St. Chikmagalur 2) Teradal Gas Agency , N.M.C Circle, Chikmagalur||I.O. C H.P.C||4069 6788||9439 5301||104 300||14012 12389|
|2||Kadur||1) Vishnu Prasad Agency Kadur 2) Rudresh Gas Agency, Birur.||H.P.C B.P.C||4841 2699||4561 1932||63 31||9465 4662|
|3||Tarikere||1) B. Rajappa, Vinay Gas Distribution , Tarikee 2) C.S.R Indane Gas Agency, Ajjampura||B.P.C||4923 1723||5768 1971||64 03||10755 3697|
|4||Sringeri||Renuka R.Rao Sringeri||I.O. C||283||521||0||804|
|5||N.R. Pura||Maharaja Gas Agency, N.R. Pura||I.O.C||539||664||18||1221|
|6||Mudigere||1)Venkateswara Gas Agency , Mudigere 2) K.F.C.S.C. Kudremukha, Mudigere Taluk||H.P.C I.O.C||3055 888||2841 3091||28 0||5924 3979|
Furthur Details / Suggestions, Contact :-
Food , Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department,
Deputy Commissioner's Office Building,
Chickmagalur - 1
: 08262 235261 .