Commodity Coverage

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. 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  
  11. Cement  
  12. Washing Powder  
  13. Medicines  
  14. C.G.I. Sheets  

Wheat Trade

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.

Margins

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
Wholesaler Sub-Wholesaler Retailer
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 %
3. Wheat BPL
  • Interest
  • Estb. Charges
  • Godown Shortage
  • Fumigation Charges
  • Godown Rent Charges
 
  • @ 4%
  • Rs.1.13 P. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  Rs.4/- P. Qtl.   Rs. 22.00 per Qtl.
4 Wheat  NFSA
  • Interest
  • Estb. Charges
  • Godown Shortage
  • Fumigation Charges
  • Godown Rent Charges
 
  • @ 2%
  • Rs.1.13 P. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  .   Rs.143.00 per Qtl.
5 Wheat Atta (HP Govt.) Rs.9/- per Qtls Rs. 4/- per Rs.29.00 per qtl
6 Rice APL
  • Interest
  • Estb. Charges
  • Godown Shortage
  • Fumigation Charges
  • Godown Rent Charges
 
  • @ 4%
  • Rs.1.13 P. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  Rs.4/- P. Qtl.   Rs. 29.00 per Qtl.
7 Rice BPL
  • Interest
  • Estb. Charges
  • Godown Shortage
  • Fumigation Charges
  • Godown Rent Charges
 
  • @ 4%
  • Rs.1.13 P. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  Rs.4/- P. Qtl.   Rs. 23.00 per Qtl.
8 Rice Annapurna
  • Interest
  • Estb. Charges
  • Godown Shortage
  • Fumigation Charges
  • Godown Rent Charges
 
  • @ 4%
  • Rs.1.13 P. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. Qtl.
  • Rs. 0.35 p. 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%

L.P.G. Distribution

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.

Medicines

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 :

SNo. Year Amount(Rs. Lacs)
1 2007-08 1463.00
2 2008-09 1665.00
3 2009-10 1280.00
4 2010-11 1776.00
5 2011-12 1481.00
6 2012-13 2064.57
7 2013-14 4948.11
8 2014-15 2041.59
9 2015-16 7145.31
10 2016-17 7500.93

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.

Nutrition Supplies To Welfare Department

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.

Government Cement

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 :

SNo. Year Quantity(Mts.) Amount(Rs. Lacs)
1 2007-08 220702 5432.60
2 2008-09 267488 7539.00
3 2009-10 280154 8905.00
4 2010-11 347832 14580.00
5 2011-12 441567 15663.32
6 2012-13 430680 15329.03
7 2013-14 453056 15269.90
8 2014-15 365593 13154.99
9 2015-16 287368 11235.33
10 2016-17 349023 14324.99

Free Sale Cement

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 :

SNo. Year Quantity(Mts.) Amount(Rs. Lacs)
1 2008-09 18625 790.00
2 2009-10 15376 727.00
3 2010-11 8000 507.00
4 2011-12 4244 2259.58
5 2012-13 4056 257.33
6 2013-14 2682 160.41
7 2014-15 2656 154.73
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.

Controlled Commodities

Issued Scale Of Controlled Commodities

Commodity. Issue Scale
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
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