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Targeted Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 2015

For maintaining supplies and securing availability and distribution of essential commodities under the PDS, in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, the Department has notified the Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 2001 on 31.8.2001. It was amended vide the PDS (Control) (Amendment) Order, 2004 notified on 29.6.2004.

In order to bring the PDS(C) Order, 2001, in consonance with the National Food Security Act, 2013, (NFSA), the Department has notified the Targeted Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 2015 [Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II Section-3 Sub- Section (i) No. GSR. 213(E) dated 20.03.2015] in supersession of the PDS (C) Order, 2001 for maintaining supplies and securing availability and distribution of essential commodity, namely, foodgrains under the TPDS.

The TPDS (C) Order, 2015 has come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette i.e. 20.03.2015. However, the provisions of the PDS (Control) Order, 2001 shall continue to have effect as against the corresponding provisions of this Order in any State which has not implemented the NFSA, 2013 or is implementing the said Act only in part.

Clause 9(1) of the TPDS (C), Order, 2015 empowers the State Governments to issue an order under Section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 for regulating the sale and distribution of the essential commodities. However, such order issued by the State Government shall not be inconsistent with the TPDS (C) Order, 2015.

MoU of STQC

PDS (Control) Order 2001

To be published in the Gazette of India, extra-ordinary Part-II, section 3(i), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Order

GSR No.630(E)-Whereas the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary and expedient so to do for maintaining supplies and securing availability and distribution of essential commodities under the Public Distribution System;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955), the Central Government hereby makes the following order, namely :-

Short Title, Extent and Commencement

  • This order may be called the Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 2001.
  • It extends to the whole of India.
  • It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
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PDS (Control) (Amendment) Order 2004

Published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide G.S.R. number 392 (E) dated 29/06/2004
Government of India

Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
Department of Food and Public Distribution
New Delhi, the 29th June, 2004.

Order

G.S.R.392(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order to amend the Public Distribution System (Control) Order, 2001, namely :-

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