Stores Purchase Department
Store Purchase Department, under the Government of Kerala is functioning at the Government Secretariat, Trivandrum. It consists of four sections to fulfill its duties.
The term “Stores” means all articles and materials (other than cash and documents) which come into the possession of a Government servant for use in the Public Service. This term does not, however, include items, like dietary articles of the animals in zoos, sundry articles like fuel, charcoal, dietary products, etc. For fulfilling the duties and functions of the various Departments of the Government, “Stores” have often to be purchased. This Manual contains the General rules applicable to all Departments regarding purchase of stores required for use in the Public Service. In regard to particular classes of articles, such as books and periodicals, stationery and printing stores, clothing and liveries, etc., these will be supplemented by the Instructions in the book of financial powers to be issued by the Finance Department. In the case of Public Works, Forest, Stationery, Police and other special Departments, these rules should be supplemented by the special rules contained in the Codes and Manuals of the Departments concerned, e.g. P.W.D Code, Forest Code, Stationery Manual, Police Manual, etc.