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About Procurement Incidentals Cell

Procurement Incidental Cell was set up on 04.09.2008 under the Department of Food & Public Distribution. It is headed by Principal Adviser (Cost). It is manned by experienced officers of Indian Cost Account Service (ICoAS) and professional Cost Accountants.


The main function of PI Cell is to finalize the actual procurement incidentals of various commodities like Wheat, Rice & Coarse-grains, after discussions with the concerned State Governments. It adopts a transparent professional approach to examine, analyze & verify the claims and the financial data provided by the State Govt./State agencies to work out the Acquisition Cost for procurement under Central Pool and Economic Cost for quantity distributed under Decentralized Pool in respect of the said commodities


It is also rendering professional advice in finalization of Provisional Cost Sheets of DCP & Non-DCP States, settlement of subsidy claims of DCP States. Further, the cell is also examined and verify of Central Assistance regarding Intra State transportation expenditure, FPS dealers margin, and additional margin to State Governments under NFSA Act 2013 are also being done.


It is also assisting the Department of Food & Public Distribution in undertaking specific cost based studies like determination of storage charges payable to CWC by FCI for storing the food grains in various states, storages charges payable to State Government, storage charges for storing of food grains in Silo Bags, review of milling charges etc. from time-to-time