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Government Of Assam Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs

At a Glance

  • National Food Security Scheme(as on 03/02/2023):

    The National Food Security Act, 2013 has been implemented in the State of Assam since December 2015 under NFSA’13 , 84.17% of Rural population and 60.35% of Urban population (as per Census 2011) of the state are covered to distribute rice at highly subsidized @ free of Cost. The total population benefitted under NFSA’13 in the state is 2,52,18,002 crore. There are two categories of cards under NFSA’13, –
      (i)  Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Card.
      (ii)  Priority Household (PHH) Card.
    * Bellow 2.5 Lakh of annual income family are selected for the AAY and PHH categories under NFSA, 13.
    • Antyodaya Anna Yojana(AAY)

    The Antyodaya Anna Yojana(AAY) scheme is in implementation since November, 2001 in the state as per GOI’s guidelines. The State has 6,73,378 lakhs of AAY families as per the direction of the Central Govt. and all these AAY families are selected under NFSA’13 and are provided with highly subsidized rice @35 kg per family per month at free of cost per kg.

    • Priority Household(PHH)

    The Priority Household beneficiaries are comprised of all the eligible families from the erstwhile categories of BPL, APL, MMASY, FICs under PDS/TPDS. The new applicants are also considered under Priority Household category(PHH). The State has 49,57,864 lakhs of PHH families, who are benefited under NFSA,13. The Priority Household beneficiaries are provided with 5 kg of Rice /family member at free of cost per kg.
    Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) 
    The central Government has been launched the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) in all over the countries during COVID-19 pandemic for providing of additional benefit of 5 kg rice per month for each beneficiaries under AAY and PHH categories at free of cost.
    • Affordable Nutrition & Nourishment Assistance Yojana (ANNA)

    Since, March’ 2019, the State Government of Assam has been implementing a new innovative scheme namely “Affordable Nutrition & Nourishment Assistance” (ANNA) in the State.

    The Government of Assam is providing rice to 6,73,378 nos. of  Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) families and 49,57,864 nos. of Priority Household (PHH) families covering 2,00,15,140 nos. of population under the National Food Security Act.

    Population cap- 2,52,18002, as per 2011 census.

    Families and beneficiaries covered under NFSA, 2013:

    No. of Selected Families (Ration Cards Issued) as on 03-02-2023 No. of Population covered
    AAY Household 6,73,378 21,83,857
    PHH Household 49,57,864 1,78,31,283
    Total 56,31,242 2,00,15,140
    Number of Cards deleted upto 01-11-2022
    AAY Card  
    PHH Card  
    Total Card  

    Foodgrains and other allocations (per month):

    Allocation per month: (in MT/KL/Month) upto November, 2022

    Commodity Allocation-Regular Rice Allocation-PMGKAY
    AAY Rice    
    PH Rice    
    Commodity Allocation
    Tied Over Wheat  

    Scale of Issue:

    AAY rice 35 kg per card per month
    PH rice 5 kg per head per month
    Atta   per card
    SK Oil   per card per month
    Salt   per card

    Prices of Commodities:

    Sl. No.
    Ex FCI/ Railway/Depot price
    Whole sale price
    Retail price (per kg/ltr)
    1. AAY rice      
    2. PH rice      
    3. Tide over allocation      
    4. SK. Oil      
    5. Salt      


    A. Total no. of FP Shop (retailer) = 

    B. Total no. of SK Oil retailer = 

    C. Total no. of GPSS = 

    D. Total no. of LAMPS = 

    E. Total no. of whole Sale Cooperative society =

    F. Total no. of SK Oil Hawkers = 

    G. Total no. of SK oil Sub depot = 

    Amar Dukan:

    (i) Target -

    (ii) Selected -

    (iii) Financial assistant provide to- 

    Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission:

    A. State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission: ------------------------ : 1 nos.

    B. District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission: --------------------- : 23 nos.

    (i) Independent District Commission: 8 nos.(Kamarup, Nalbari, Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Nagaon, Cachar)

    (ii) Part time District Commission 15 nos. (Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dima Hasao, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Karbi Anglong, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia.)

    C. Officials of State Commission/Dist. Forums:

    (i) State Commission: 1 President, 4 Members

    (ii) Independent District Commission : 1 President, 2 Members

    (iii) Part Time District Commission : 1 Presided by Dist. & Session Judge and 2 Members.

    D. Area of jurisdiction of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions:

    Sl. No Name of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Area of Jurisdiction


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Barpeta.

    Bajali and Barpeta


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Nalbari.

    Baksa and Nalbari


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Sonitpur.

    Biswanath and Sonitpur


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Sivasagar.

    Charaideo and Sivasagar


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Comrnission, Kokrajhar.

    Chirang and Kokrajhar


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Nagaon.

    Hojai and Nagaon


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Kamrup

    Kamrup and Kamrup Metro


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Jorhat.

    Majuli and Jorhat


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Dhubri.

    South Salmara and Dhubri


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Darrang.

    Udalguri and Darrang


    District the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Karbi Anglong.

    West Karbi Anglong and Karbi Anglong

    Post strength of Food, Civil Supplies & C A , Department:

    (i) Director: 1 No.

    (ii) Joint Director: 4 Nos.

    (iii) Deputy Director: 21 Nos.

    (iv) Assistant Director: 25 Nos.

    (v) Superintendent: 42 Nos.

    (vi) Inspector: 192 Nos.

    (vii) Sub Inspector: 249 Nos.

    Post strength of the Legal Metrology:

    (i) Controller Legal Metrology: 1 No.

    (ii) Joint Controller: 2 Nos.

    (iii) Controller: 4 Nos.

    (iv) Assistant Controller: 16 Nos.

    (v) Inspector: 65 Nos.

    Act & Rules under FCS & CA Department:

    * Essential commodities Act-1955
    * National Food Security Act-2013
    * Consumer Protection Act-1986
    * Assam Public Distribution Articles (Control) order-1982
    * Assam Trade Articles (Licensing & Control) order-1982
    * Public Distribution System (control) order-2015
    * Food Security (Assistance to State Govt.'s) Rules-2015
    * Prevention of Black Marketing & Maintenance of Essential Commodities Act-1980
    * Assam Paddy and Rice Procurement (Levy & Licensing) permanent Order -1995
    * Assam Paddy and Rice Procurement (Levy & Licensing) (Amendment) Permanent order -2000
    * Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Rules -2010
    * Assam Wage & Measure Service Rules-1981
    * Assam Wage & Measure Service (Amendment) Rules-2000
    * Assam State Consumer Protection Rule-1989
    * Assam State Consumer Protection (Amendment) Rule-2010
    * Assam (Food & Civil Supplies) Service Rule-1970.
    * Kerosene (Restriction & fixation of Ceiling Price) Order 1993 and its Amendment, 1998/ 2001
    * Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Regulation of Supply and Distribution) order 2000 and it's Amendment
    * Lubricating Oils and Greases (Procession, supply and Distribution Regulation) Order 1987

     End to End Computerization of TPDS under Component-I:

    * 100% Data Digitization completed for Ration Cards and Beneficiary database.
    * Online Supply Chain Management has been taken upto GPSS level & FPS level.
    * On line allocation is done upto FPS level.
    * FP shop automation and installation of ePOS yet to be done.
    * State Transparency Portal is completed.
    * Grievance Redressal Mechanism is operational online.
    * SMS Gateway is to be done.

    End to End Computerization of TPDS under Component-II:

    * FPS Automation.

    District Grievance Redressal Mechanism:

    State Nodal Officer

    Director, F,CS&CA

    District Grievance Redressal Officers

    All ADCs of the District, I/c, FCS & CA
    Deptt. and Secretary, FCS & CA
    in-charge of the BTAD & Autonomous
    District Councils.

    Consumer Help Line Number

    18003453611 and 1967