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Duties and Responsibilites


State Government in erstwhile Food & Civil Supplies (B) Department (now Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department) instructions contained in letter no. FSB.6/87/269 dated 18.02.1994

a. Duties/Schedule of Inspection for Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department posted in the District.

● The Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Department, where an area is allotted to him shall be responsible for carrying out all duties of Sub-Inspector of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs in such an area. In addition, the Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall be responsible for supervision of work of one or more sub-Inspector(s) attached with him.

● The Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall be responsible for inspection of such activities within his area of jurisdiction in relation to which powers have not been invested in the Sub-Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, under the existing Acts/Orders and Rules.

● The Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall inspect a sample of at least 20 % of the Fair Price Shops/Agents of GPSS falling within the area.

● The Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall also visit the GPSS located within his jurisdiction at least once in a month and submit a report on the performance of the GPSS in respect of allocation, lifting and distribution of notified articles.

● The Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall maintained a diary of his activities and submit the same weekly basis in prescribed format, to the Deputy Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, for onward transmission of the same to the Director Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Assam.

● The Inspectors Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall also maintained a diary of cases taken up for prosecution of offenders under the various Acts/Orders and Rules, regulating the sale/purchased/stocking/carriage of Essential Commodities to be countersigned by the Deputy Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.

● The Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall monitor the functioning of Amar Dukan once in a fortnight and ensure display of glow sign identification signboard of Amar Dukan and also, comparative price list of open market price/Maximum Retail Price (MRP) and actual lesser price charged from consumers by the Fair Price Shop Dealer Amar Dukan.

● The Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall conduct periodical checking of family identity cards to weed out in eligible and bogus cards and bogus units in family identity cards and submit monthly report within 5th day of the subsequent month.

● The Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall convene the meeting of GPSS level/F.P.Shop level meetings of Vigilance and Monitoring Committee regularly as per Government guidelines and submit the minutes of the meeting to the office.

● The Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall make the Agent wise sub allocation of PDS commodities of the GPSS/WCCS within his areas of jurisdiction and endorsed a copy of the same to this office.

● The Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall collect samples of Motor Sprit and High Speed Diesel from the POL depot of their areas of jurisdiction at a regular interval for chemical analysis.

● The Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall take all possible regulatory measures to stop black marketing of blue-dyed Kerosene oil and LPG including unauthorized use of domestic cylinder for commercial purposes within his areas of jurisdiction.

b. Duties/Schedule of Inspection for Sub- Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department posted in the District.

● To inspect 50 % of the Fair Price Shops in the area allotted to him once a month, in rural areas the Sub-Inspectors shall visit one third of the Agents of GPSS located in his jurisdiction once a month and inspect their activities.

● The Sub-Inspector, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall maintained a diary of his activities and submit the same weekly basis in prescribed format, to the Deputy Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, for onward transmission of the same to the Director Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Assam.

● The Sub-Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall conduct periodical checking of family identity cards to weed out in eligible and bogus cards and bogus units in family identity cards and submit monthly report within 5th day of the subsequent month.

● The Sub-Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall convene the meeting of F.P.Shop level meetings of Vigilance and Monitoring Committee regularly as per Government guidelines and submit the minutes of the meeting to the office.

● The Sub-Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall conduct physical verification of notified articles at GPSS/WCCS level on receipt of arrival report against periodic allocation.

● The Sub-Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall take all possible regulatory measures to stop black marketing of blue-dyed Kerosene oil and LPG including unauthorized use of domestic cylinder for commercial purposes within his areas of jurisdiction.

The Sub-Inspectors of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, shall take all possible regulatory measures to stop black marketing of blue-dyed Kerosene oil and LPG including unauthorized use of domestic cylinder for commercial purposes within his areas of jurisdiction.

The performance of the Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors will be assessed not only in terms of routine administration but also in terms of efficiency of intelligence gathering and enforcement action leading to prosecution and convictions of offenders in the appropriate Court of law.