Storage and Research (Administration) :
SRA Section in the Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is headed by the Joint Secretary (Impex, IC & SRA).The Technical Wing of the S & R is headed by a Joint Commissioner (S & R) in the
Head Office, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.In the S & R Division, there are three IGMRIs viz., IGMRI, Hapur;IGMRI, Ludhiana and IGMRI, Hyderabad. Besides these, there are 11 Quality Control Cells (QCCs) in field offices located at Lucknow, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad,
Bhubaneswar, Pune, Bhopal, Patna, Guwahati, Chennai& QCC, Headquarters, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. Deputy Director/Assistant Directors are the In-Charge of these field offices.In these field offices, there are about 211 employees (Group A, B & C).
2. Broadly, SRA Section deals with establishment matters of Group A, B & C officers of the S & R Division, filling up the posts of Group A, B & C(both Gazette and Non-Gazette posts) in the IGMRIs and QCCs are also done.
3. Framing of Recruitment Rules and Amendments thereof are being dealt in the SRA Section. Besides these, the SRA Section deals with the establishment matters which includes maintenance of leave account, GPF, loans, medical bills sanctions, Leave Travel
Concessions sanctions, grant of HBA advances, maintenance of ACRs/APARs of Group A & B officers. SRA Section also deals with the creation/extension of posts, cadre review of the S & R Division, Disciplinary matters, Court cases, RTI matters and Parliament
Questions relating to the subjects of SRA Section.Reports pertaining to establishment matters of S & R Division are also dealt in the SRA Section. Advices sought by the field offices on any issue pertaining to the establishment matters of S & R Division are
also provided to them.