Up to the year 1980, only few items like levy sugar, controlled edible oils, rice, wheat and controlled cloth were being distributed under the Public Distribution System.At present we are making available more than 28 items such as free sale sugar, atta, rice, kerosene oil, non-controlled cloth, non-controlled edible oils, iodised salt, exercise books, pulses, washing soap, toilet soap, tea, cement, G.I. Sheets, match boxes, LPG and Medicines etc.
|Controlled Commodities||Non Controlled Commodities||Other Commodities|
|1. Levy Sugar||1. Edible Oils / Ghee||1. Tooth Paste|
|2. Wheat Atta||2. Non-Controlled Cloth||2. Milk Powder|
|3. Wheat||3. Liquefied Petroleum Gas||3. Room Heaters|
|4. Rice||4. Iodised Salt||4.LPG Equipments|
|5. Kerosene Oil||5. Exercise Books||5. Tyre & Tubes|
|6. Pulses||6. Pulses|
|7.Edible Oils||7. Tea Leaves|
|8. Iodized Salt||8. Washing Soaps|
|9. Toilet Soaps|
|10. Match Boxes|
|12. Washing Powder|
|14. C.G.I. Sheets|
Prior to 1.4.2001 wheat trade was being handled by Food & Supplies Department. From April, 2001 wheat trade has been transferred to H.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation and the Corporation is handling wheat trade alongwith other essential commodities. Transfer of this trade facilitated the easy lifting of wheat by the Fair Price Shops due to single window delivery system.
The margins on various commodities are fixed by the State / Central Government from time to time. The present structure of margin is as under :
|SNo.||COMMODITY||PERCENTAGE OF MARGIN|
|1.||Sugar(PDS)||Rs.30.48 P.Qtl [2002-03]||Nil||Rs. 7.57 P.Qtl. + Rs. 13.50 being empty bag[2004-05]|
|2.||Free Sale Sugar (DC)||2.5 %||-||2 % to 5 %|
||Rs.4/- P. Qtl.||Rs. 22.00 per Qtl.|
||.||Rs.143.00 per Qtl.|
|5||Wheat Atta (HP Govt.)||Rs.9/- per Qtls||Rs. 4/- per||Rs.29.00 per qtl|
||Rs.4/- P. Qtl.||Rs. 29.00 per Qtl.|
||Rs.4/- P. Qtl.||Rs. 23.00 per Qtl.|
||Rs.2/- P. Qtl.||Rs. 13.00 per Qtl.|
|9||Kerosene Oil (DC)||-||2 paise per litre [Jan.96]||25 paisa per litre in Rural & 15 paisa per litre in Urban area|
|10||Non-Contolled Markin||10% (Oct 2006)||-||15 % (Oct 2006)|
|11||Exercise Books (DC)||3 %||-||7 %|
|12||Iodised Salt (DC)||Rs. 2/- Per Qtl.||Rs. 1/- per Qtl.||Rs. 2/- per Qtl.|
|13||Cement free sale||-||-||Rs. 3/- per Bag|
|14||Tea (DC)||2.5 % to 3 %||0.5 % to 2 %||5 % to 8 %|
|15||Washing Soap||3 % to 5 %||2 % to 3 %||5 % to 6 %|
|16||Toilet Soap||2 % to 3 %||0.5 % to 2 %||2 % to 11 %|
|17||Match Boxes||3 %||2 %||5 %|
|18||Pulses||2.5 %||-||5 %|
|19||Non-Cont. Edible Oils||3 %||1 %||2 % to 3 %|
|20||Medicine (Corp.)||-||-||5 % to 30 %|
|21||Gas Stoves (Corp.)||-||-||25 %|
|22||Free Sale Rice (DC)||3 %||-||5 %|
|23||LPG Cylinder (14.2 kgs.)||-||-||50.03 per cylinder (as on 31-08-2017)|
|24||LPG Cylinder (19kgs.)||-||-||102.66 per cylinder (as on 31-08-2017)|
|25||Diesel||-||-||700 per KL|
|26||Petrol||-||-||1224 per KL|
|27||GI Sheets||-||-||5 %|
|28||Subsidized pulses, I. salt, edible oil||-||-||3%|
On the request of the State Government, the Govt. of India allotted 54 gas agencies to the HP State Civil Supplies Corporation, at places where these were not economically viable as per the norms of the Central Govt. These gas agencies are operating through extension points to extend their coverage to far-flung rural areas.
The State Govt. decided in February, 1991 to channelise the purchase of medicines for various Govt. hospitals and Health Institutions through this Corporation. A State level Drugs Purchase Committee was constituted to arrange and supervise these purchases which is presently functioning under the Chairmanship of Secretary(Health), to Govt. of H.P. The supply of medicines is being arranged by this Corporation for the various medical institutions/CMOs as per their requirement. The Ayurveda Department also entrusted the procurement of ayruvedic medicines to this Corporation from the year 1993-94. Last 5 year purchases of medicines to Health Deptt. & Ayurveda for the last five years was as under :
As a result of decision taken at the highest level, all the drug suppliers were required to conform to strict quality parameters and analytical reporting of each batch has been made mandatory. For the year 1996-97, a condition of minimum turnover and G.M.P. Certificate have been made mandatory for suppliers of life saving & essential drugs.
The Welfare Department was engaged in procurement and distribution of various items such as gram, dals, daliya, rice, milk powder, sugar, edible oils, salt etc. for their Anganwadis etc. After the HPSCSC came into being and acquired expertise in the procurement & distribution of essential commodities, the State Govt. decided to channelise the procurement of these items through this Corporation.
With a view to implement this decision a Steering Committee was set up by the State Govt. with the following composition:
1. Director of Welfare H.P.
2. Managing Director, HPSCSC Ltd
3. Director, Food & Supplies, HP
4. Director, Health Services, HP
5. Special Nutrition Officer, office of Director Welfare.
The above committee is very ably guided and assisted in matters of nutritional and caloric values of various food items by the presence of the Director of Health Services. From the angle of what would be the best and yet the most economical item for the beneficiaries, the committee decides upon various components of the foodstuffs and accordingly the purchase decisions are taken.
The Committee meets once in every 4 months. Whereas pulses and milk powder are purchased by inviting tenders, sugar is purchased from the Mills through this Corporation. Rice is being made available out of PDS supplies and Tata brand iodised salt is being supplied by this Corporation out of stocks being sold under the PDS.
Until October,1990 the Govt. Departments in Himachal Pradesh were purchasing cement under rate contract directly from the factories at Rajban and Barmana. With the establishment of another cement factory at Darlaghat cement is also being procured from Ambujas The Council of Ministers decided to route this item through HP State Civil Supplies Corporation. The last 5 years details of cement procured & supplied to the Govt. is as follows :
Upto February,1989 only levy cement was available and that was being handled by the Corporation. Consequent upon the de-control of cement by the Govt. of India in February,1989, a compaign was launched to build up a turnover in non levy cement. At the time of withdrawing levy on cement, the Corporation was handling about 15000 Mts. cement every year. . The figures of PDS cement handled during the last six years are as follows :
|8||1/04/15 to 31/12/15||1346||88.34|
The details of prevailing ex-factory per MT rates of cement are as under:
|SNo.||Ex-Factory/Station||Govt. Cement(Rs.)||Free Sale Cement(Rs.)|
|1||ACC, Gagal (MT)||3640.00 (ex-factory)||N.A|
|2||Ambuja, Darlaghat (MT)||3640.00 (ex-factory)||6460 to 8100.00|
|3||ACC (OPC) (MT)||3940.00 (ex-factory)|
|4||Nalagarh (Ambuja)||3640.00 (ex-factory)|
|5||Bagheri (JP Cement)||3640.00 (ex-factory)|
These rates vary depending upon distance of stations from the factories.
Issued Scale Of Controlled Commodities
|Levy Sugar||At the scale of 600 gms per head per month|
|Wheat Atta / Wheat APL||At the scale of 14 kg per Ration Card per month|
|Wheat BPL||20 kg per family per month|
|Wheat AAY||20 kg. per family per month|
|Rice APL||At the scale of 9 kg per Ration Card per month|
|Rice BPL||At the scale of 15 kg. perRation Card per month|
|Rice AAY||At the scale of 15 kg. per Ration Card per month|