District Supply Office


The history of Supply Department is such that, during the IInd World War for Supplying Essential Commodities to the people, there were several difficulties and such people were subjected to Starvation. The then British Government has taken decision to distribute the Essential Commodities to people. The Government passed Essential Commodity Ordinance 1946, under the Defense of India Rules. By ordinance the Government was empowered to distribute Essential Commodities its production supply and distribution. On same line after the independence India Parliament passed Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Under this Act the Government to distribute Essential Commodities with effective price Control on Essential Commodities, distribution of rare commodities in the cities and make available food grains to affected persons in famines. Essential Commodities Act 1955, is the mother of all orders and rules regarding various Essential Commodities. According to the law following food grains and Essential Commodities are made available to needy citizens. i.e. Food grains, Petroleum Products, Fodder, Coal, Automobiles parts, Wools, drugs, edible oil, paper, steel. All such commodities, there supply and distribution is regulated section 3 of Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

This section deals with the supply of wheat, rice, sugar, kerosene and palm oil (Edible Oil) to public through Public Distribution System (P.D.S.) at the rates fixed by the government. The P.D.S. is meant to control the prices of these essential commodities in open market and to have people smooth supply of these essentials.

Allotment and lifting of food grains, edible oil, sugar and kerosene given to the district are supervised by this section.

There are three type of ration card depending on annual income :

Yellow ration card for B.P.L. people

  1. Area Income per Year
  2. Urban Rs. 15,000/-
  3. Drought prone areas Rs. 11,000/-
  4. Remaining rural areas 15,000/-

Orange colored ration card for A.P.L.people

All the following criteria should be satisfied

  1. Income per year should be below 1 Lakh
  2. Must not own a 4 wheeler (except taxi drivers)
  3. Total land owned by family should be below 4 hectors.

White colored ration card for High Income Group people

Any one of the following conditions should be satisfied

  1. Annual Income should be above 1 Lakh
  2. Should have a four wheeler
  3. Total land owned by family member should be above 4 hectors.

Civil Supplies Branch deals with following acts



I.A.A.Y. Scheme

The central Government has started the scheme and the Scheme is implemented in Maharashtra State from May,2001. Under this scheme the people who are below poverty line are given benefit as such, 10,01,700 Below Poverty Line families are supplied wheat at the rate of Rs. 2/- per kg. and Rice at the rate of Rs. 3/- per kgs in all 35 kgs food grain are given to each family every month.

In the state of Maharashtra beneficiaries are selected from IRDP 1997-98 Survey list in rural areas and in urban area the BPL are selected from survey under Suvarna Jayanti Shahri Rojgar Yojna. The beneficiaries are given yellow ration cards.

Method of deciding the beneficiaries:

As per target given by state government to districts the beneficiaries are selected from above list starting from the last beneficiary whose income is lowest. So as to provide food to the poorest of the poor.

Details of AAY beneficiaries in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar District

SR NO Name Of Taluka Number of Beneficiaries Quantum of Food grains
1 Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar Urban 32,556 35 kgs
2 Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar Rural 3,670 35 kgs
3 Paithan 6,414 35 kgs
4 Sillod 5,440 35 kgs
5 Soegaon 3,376 35 kgs
6 Vaijapur 4,182 35 kgs
7 Gangapur 4,577 35 kgs
8 Kannad 5,642 35 kgs
9 Khultabad 2,045 35 kgs
  T O T A L 67,903 35 kgs  

Conditions for Beneficiary Eligibility for Yellow Card

SR NO Area Income
A Urban Area Income Rs.15000/- Yearly
B Drought prone Area Income Rs.11000/-
C Rural Area as per G.R.dt 8/8/2001 Income Rs.15000/-

Apart from this if any member of the family is Doctor, or Advocate, or Architect, Chartered Accountant or giving Professional Tax, Sales Tax or Income Tax giving Residential phones, having two or four wheeler Vehicles and having domestic Gas or having Two hectare of Jirayat land or one hectare Hangami Bagayat or half hectare Bagayat land such are in-eligible for Yellow ration cards.

Conditions for Keshari Ration Cards :-

  1. The Total annual income of the family should not be one lacks or more than that.
  2. No member of the family should have four Wheeler Automobile vehicle (excluding taxi)
  3. The family should not have Four hectors or more Bagayat land.

Conditions for White Ration Cards :-

If the total income of the family is one lacks or more or if any member of the family is having four Wheeler vehicle or if the family is having four hector or more of Baramahi Bagayat lands such families should be given white Ration Cards.

Composition of Vigilance Committee.

Vigilance Committee in Rural Areas :-

Total Number of Members 12

Chairman Sarpanch

Secretary Talathi

Total Nos. of Vigilance Committee Rural areas in the Dist 1330

Vigilance Committee under level of Municipal Council :-

Total Members 14

President M.L.A.

Secretary Tahsildar and FGDO

Vigilance Committee on Taluka level

President M.L.A.

Secretary Tahsildar

Vigilance Committee on District level

Total Member 21

President Guardian Minister

Secretary District Supply Officer

Total Vigilance Committee One

Vigilance Committee on the Municipal Corporation Level :

Total Member 17

President M.L.A.

Secretary F.G.D.O

Total Vigilance Committee One

Information of re-composition of Vigilance Committees

(Total Committees and re-composed Committee)

Sr. No Name of Vigilance Committee Total No. of Vigilance Committee Recomposed Committees
1 District Level Vigilance Committees 01 00
2 Taluka Level Vigilance Committees 09 00
3 Village Level Vigilance Committee 1330 1330
4 Vigilance Committee at Municipal Council Level 06 00
5 Vigilance Committee at Municipal Corporation level 01 00

Mid-day Meal Scheme :-

According to the Mid Day Meal Scheme of Central Government, is being implemented in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar District from 1995-96. Under this Scheme students from the Ist Std to Vth Std of the School having 80% attendance are provided with 2300 grams Rice for making Khichadi per Month.

Method of Sanctioning Allocation for Mid Day Meal Rice :-

  1. Every Head Master of Primary School has to give the figure of Number of Student through block education officer to the District Education Officer (primary) up to the 5th day of every month.
  2. VDO/BDO should consolidate the information of vikas gat and has to submit to the Tahsildar and District Education Officer up to the 10th of the every month.
  3. District Education Officer (Primary) should provide consolidated information to the District Supply Officer up to the 15th of every month.

According the demad of the District Education Officer (Primary) the District Supply Officer sanctions 2300 grams per student wise and allocation of MDM Rice. The transport Contractor should be given order for lifting and Distribution of MDM Rice. This Scheme is implemented as per the order and directions of the Supreme Court .

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