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In April, 1966 Statutory Rationing was introduced in Greater Mumbai and the Industrial complex of Thana which included the Thana Town, Kalyan, Belapur, Ulhasnagar and Ambernath. All these areas are operating the Rationing Scheme under provisions of the Maharashtra food grain (second) Ration Order of 1966.

The Rationing Organization is headed by the Controller of Rationing.The team comprises of 2 Deputy Controllers who assist The Controller in supervising Indent, Shops, Establishments, Administration, Accounts, General, Enforcement, Kerosene etc. There are other five Deputy Controller of Rationing that are incharge of each region, 04 in Mumbai and 01 in Thane.

Genral control is managed by Food and Civil Supplies department & they also issue directives in policy & other realted matters.

Mumbai & Thane area is serviced by 46 Rationing offices. In each Rationing office the day to day functioning is supervised by 1 to 2 Assistant Rationing Officers & is supervised by a Rationing. Each Rationing Office works as Nodal Agency for issue / cancellation /changes in Ration Cards.

The general public members visits the Rationing offices for all work connected to public distribution & hence the rationing office becomes the public face of the Rationing Organisation. There is a conscious effort to maintain a proper check from time to time to ensure proper distribution of the Rationed commodities to the public. Regular updates & various statutory forms are now being made available on the official website on periodic basis.

The Scope of work of the rationing department includes transporting the rationed commodities from the FCI godowns. It also monitors smooth & fair distribution of food grains, wheat, rice, sugar, kerosene etc., in all the regions through their respective Rationing offices/ shops. This Organization also undertakes to supply certain essential commodities such as edible oil, vanaspati etc., whenever there is a shortage in supply & it also issues licences under solvent orders.

Since these commodities are meant to be distributed for public welfare & consumption, the Organization has to keep a close watch and vigil on the efficiency of supply and availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices to the common consumer. In 2001 Director of Civil Supplies office was attached to this office. Director of Civil Supplies looks after lifting of foodgrains of different schemes like BPL, APL, Antyodaya and Kendriya Annapurna directly from FCI godowns as per allotment issued by Govt. of India. There is one Deputy Director of Civil Supplies and one Assistant Director of Civil Supplies to assist the Controller of Rationing in this regard.

Informal Rationing Areas

  • Deputy Controller Of Rationing (A - Region Parel)
  • Deputy Controller Of Rationing (D - Region Santacruz)
  • Deputy Controller Of Rationing (E - Region Wadala)
  • Deputy Controller Of Rationing (G - Region Kandivali)
  • Deputy Controller Of Rationing (F - Region Thane)

Deputy Controller of Rationing and Rationing offices - Address.View PDF