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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, analyse & verify the claims and the financial data provided by the State Govt./State agencies to work out the Acquisition Cost for Central Pool procurement and Economic Cost for Decentralised Pool procurement in respect of the said commodities.
  • It is also rendering professional advice in finalization of provisional cost sheets, settlement of subsidy claims of DCP States, settling of the final subsidy claims of Department of S & VO in respect of Sugar margin cases of various State Governments/Agencies.
  • It is also assisting the Department of Food & Public Distribution in undertaking specific cost based studies like determination of storage charges for storing of food grains in Silo Bags, review of milling charges etc. from time-to-time.