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The Organisation

                         The Public Distribution System in Kerala is enforced by the State Civil Supplies Department which is under the exclusive charge of the Commissioner of Civil Supplies and Secretary to Government, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Under him, there is the Director of Civil Supplies who is the Chief Executive Head of the Department. There is a Controller of Rationing with State wide jurisdiction on matters of Rationing and a Controller of Rationing (Enforcement) having the same status to implement the rules and policies and Assistant Secretaries and staff to assist the Director on administrative matters. There is a Chief Accounts Officer at the Headquarters to look after the accounts. There are four Deputy Controllers of Rationing with zonal jurisdictions whose functions mainly are inspection of subordinate offices and to conduct enquiries on complaints against the dealers and members of the staff etc. There is a Control Room functioning in the Directorate under the supervision of a Statistical Officer who is responsible to collect statistical data required for the effective functioning of the Department. In each district, there is a District Supply Officer who is the head of the Civil Supplies administration of each Revenue District. The concerned District Collector also supervises the work of the District Supply Officer. Under the District Supply Officer, there is a Taluk Supply Officer in each Taluk, who is assisted by Rationing Inspectors. The Three city Corporations of Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode are further divided into two zones each, and a City Rationing Officer is put in charge of each zone. A rationing Inspector has jurisdiction over a Firka where 30 to 40 Retail Ration Shops are functioning. His duties are mainly to sanction rationed articles indented by the Ration dealers and to check and supervise the functioning of each outlet. All the Ration Shops are being inspected by the Officers frequently to guard against malpractice. A Vigilance Officer having state-wide jurisdiction is also been working under the direct supervision of the Director of Civil Supplies


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for Public Relations Department, Govt. of Kerala.