Act & Rules


The Food and Supplies Department functions under the supervision of the Secretary, Food and Supplies. The Deputy Commissioner, who is also Director, Food and Supplies, administers the department and day-to-day functioning is carried out by the Additional Director Food and Supplies assisted by a District Food and Supplies Officer.

The department of Food and Supplies,Chandigarh, manages Direct Benefits Transfer Scheme for foodgrains in Chandigarh for regulating production, supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce in, essential commodities with a view to maintain or increase supplies thereof and secure their equitable distribution and availability at fair prices by enforcing the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and various Control Orders made there under. Consumer Affairs Wing of the department provides for better protection of interest of consumers by setting up State Commission and District fora for Redressal of consumers disputes, as provided under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

Over the years the Department has witnessed many changes and has kept itself abreast with the developments. Striving hard to achieve its multiple objectives and achieving its multifarious functions, the Department has been instrumental in giving effect to various Schemes framed by the Government of India for the benefit of the Consumers.

We are holding on to our mission of ensuring efficient distribution of Essential Commodities to every class of consumers. Entering into the era of e governance has been the biggest breakthrough for the Department through which we aspire to achieve excellence and serve the citizens of Chandigarh to maximum satisfaction.