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Quality Control Cells (QCCs)

Eleven Quality Control Cells located at New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow, Pune, Patna, Chennai and Guwahati are functioning under the direct control of the Department of Food & Public Distribution. Quality Control Cells (QCCs) located at Patna, Chennai and Guwahati are functioning since 01.4.2015 under Plan Scheme.

The main objective of these cells is to ensure the quality of foodgrains at the time of procurement, storage and distribution. Surprise checks are conducted at Food Storage Depots by the officers of these cells to ensure the quality of foodgrains. It is also ensured that the guidelines/instructions issued by Government about proper storage and maintenance of foodgrains are followed by the FCI, CWC, SWCs and State agencies. These cells attend to various complaints received from MPs, VIPs, State Governments, media and consumers about the quality of foodgrains during procurement, storage and distribution. Discrepancies/shortcomings noticed during inspection/ investigations are communicated to the concerned authorities for taking remedial measures including action against the delinquents.

List Of QCCs

Name of QCC Address Functions
QCC Hrq. Deputy Director (S&R), Room No. 488, Department of Food and PD, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-01, Phone-011-23385609. The main objective of these cells is to ensure the quality of foodgrains at the time of procurement, storage and distribution. Surprise checks are conducted at Food Storage Depots by the officers of these cells to ensure the quality of foodgrains. It is also ensured that the guidelines/instructions issued by Government about proper storage and maintenance of foodgrains are followed by the FCI, CWC, SWCs and State agencies. These cells attend to various complaints received from MPs, VIPs, State Governments, media and consumers about the quality of foodgrains during procurement, storage and distribution. Discrepancies/shortcomings noticed during inspection/ investigations are communicated to the concerned authorities for taking remedial measures including action against the delinquents.
Bangalore Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution, 962, III Block, 41st Cross Opposite, ESI Hospital, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore – 560010, Phone – 080 – 23209165.
Bhopal Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution, 27, Vaishali, Kotra Sultanabad, Bhopal – 462003, Phone – 0755 – 2670659.
Bhubaneswar Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution, 33, Forest Park, Bhubaneswar – 751009, Phone – 0674 – 2596864.
Hyderabad Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution, IGMRI Campus, Budhwel Police Station, Rajender Nagar, Hyderabad – 500030, Phone – 040 – 24015438.
Lucknow Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution, Kendriya Bhawan, 5th Floor, Lucknow – 226024, Phone – 0522 – 2324430.
Kolkata Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution, 2nd MSO Building, I Floor, 234/4, A.J.C. Bose Road, Nizam Palace, Kolkata – 700020, Phone – 033 – 22836147.
Pune Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution, Kendriya Sadan ‘B’ Wing, 3rd Floor, Pradhikaran, Pune – 411044,Phone – 020 – 27654269.
Chennai Assistant Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution ,3rd Floor, Block No. 6 Shastri Bhawan, Haddows Road,Chennai-600006.
Guwahati Assistant Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution ,C/O Legal Metrology, Govt. of Assam, Guwahati-781007.
Patna Assistant Regional Director (S&R), Quality Control Cell, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution ,Food Corporation of India, Campus Dhighat,Patna-800011.