Kerala State Civil Supplies Department
The Civil Supplies Department discharges the important responsibilities of Public Distribution, enforcement of markets discipline and promotion of consumer awareness and protection of their interest. In the 60s and 70s it won many accolades for the pioneering achievements in the implementation of Universal Rationing System. The Department of Civil Supplies functions under the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs of the Government of Kerala. The Commissioner of Civil Supplies is the Principal Head of the Department and Principal Advisor to the Minister in charge of Food & Civil Supplies. The Director of Civil Supplies is the administrative head of the Department of Civil Supplies. He exercises the statutory functions entrusted with him under the Kerala Rationing Order 1966, PDS (Control) Order, 2001 and other control orders issued by the Government of Kerala under the Essential Commodities Act.
The Civil Supplies Department discharges the important responsibilities of Public Distribution enforcement of markets discipline and promotion of consumer awareness and protection of their interests. The Public Distribution System came into existence in the state with effect from 01/07/1965. The state which has very high deficit in the production of food grains, the PDS has great relevance and importance. Keeping in view the importance and need of promotion of consumer awareness and protection of human rights, Government have formed a separate wing in the food, Civil supplies and Consumer Affairs Department in the secretariat to attend the subject, Consumer Affairs. Similarly a Consumer Affairs Cell has been formed in the Commissionerate of Civil Supplies also.