The Directorate of J&K FCS&CA is
responsible for the formulation of policies for Monitoring Prices,
availability of essential commodities, Consumer Movement in the
country and Controlling of statutory bodies like Bureau of Indian
Standards (BIS) and Weights and Measures. The Department is
entrusted with the following works:-
Prevention of Black-marketing and Maintenance of Supply of
Essential Commodities Act, 1980 (7 of 1980). Persons subjected
to detention there under. Regulation of Packaged Commodities.
The Directorate of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of J&K enforces The Essential
Commodities Act 1955 and various Control Orders issued there under to ensure proper control of the supply and distribution of, and trade and commerce in, certain commodities. The Department also administers the Targeted
Public Distribution System which is an important constituent of the strategy for food security to the population Below Poverty Line.