Food, Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department is a composite Department with the status of both Secretariat and Directorate. Hon’ble Minister, F.S. & C.W. is Minister in charge of the Department. Food, Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department, Government of Odisha created the 4 pillar systems i.e PDS System, Directorate of Legal Metrology, Grievance Redressal System, Food Odisha Portal.
PDS ( Public Distribution System ) Welfare Scheme, The system identifies & categories the weaker section of the population as targeted beneficiaries under various schemes. They receive ration cards from the government to claim their entitlements in the form of specific quantities of essential commodities from the retail outlets every month. The significance of PDS lies in its effort to distribute food grains equitably, & at a fairly low price to the poor of the society. Rice, Levy Sugar and APL Wheat are distributed through public distribution system
Directorate of Legal Metrology, The Legal Metrology wing of the state of Odisha is functioning at the Directorate of Legal Metrology under the Food, supplies & Consumer Welfare Department of Government Headed by a senior most administrative officer designated as Controller of Legal Metrology. All the consumers generally purchase the goods either in Weight or in volume or in length or in numbers etc and the responsibility has been cast upon this organization to ensure that the consumer gets the correct quantity whether it is in Weight, in volume, in length or in numbers for which he has paid the money to the consumer. The Department is engaged in regulating use of correct weighing and measuring instruments in production, trade and commerce to ensure that exact weight, measure and number of any commodity is provided to any customer as contracted for, or paid for by him. It also safeguards consumers’ interest by ensuring mandatory declarations on packaged commodities.
Grievance Redressal System, primarily covers the receipt and processing of complaints from citizens and consumers, a wider definition includes actions taken on any issue raised by them to avail services more effectively for Ration Card under Food, Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department.
Food Odisha Portal, that consists of Transparency Portal with PDS Depots and FPS Delaer and Procurement Societies and Registration. One Portal that managed all Ration Card Management with Farmer Registration, Verified Famer, Procurement Status under PPAS, Farmerwise Payment Status, Societies Engaged, Dealer List, Stock Management, Dealer List and all.