1. Administration of the Essential Commodities Act. 1955. Review and Amendment of provisions of the Act. Min/Cabinet SO/US/Dir/AS/Secy
  2. Administration of the PBM Act, 1980.Review and amendments of provisions of the Act. Min/Cabinet SO/US/Dir/AS/Secy
  3. Write Petitions filed by persons detained under the P.BM Act, submission of Counter Affidavit. JS SO/US/Dir
  4. Disposal of Representations of detenues P.BM Act. AS/Committee SO/US/Dir
  5. Addition/deletion of items from the list of essential commodities under the E.C.Act. Minister/cabinet with the approval of the concerned Ministry. SO/US/Dir/AS/Secy
  6. Delegation of powers to States/UTs under E.C. Act. Minister/Cabinet SO/US/Dir/AS/Secy
  7. Delegations of powers to States/UTs under PBM Act. Minister/cabinet SO/US/Dir/AS/Secy
  8. Interpretation of provisions of the E.C.Act. AS/Secy (in cons- ultation with M/o Law) SO/US/Dir
  9. Interpretation of provisions of the PBM Act. AS/Secy (in cons- ultation with M/o Law) SO/US/Dir
  10. Examination of proposals received from States/UTs for issue/amendment of Control Orders under E.C. Act. and concurrence of Central Govt. thereon. AS/Secy SO/US/Dir
  11. Preparation of monthly reports about action taken by States /UTs under E.C. Act- de hording operations. AS SO/US/Dir
  12. Matters relating to Courts cases including challenging the constitutional validity of E.C. Act or orders issued there under. AS/Secy (in consult- ation with SO/US/Dir M/o law.)
  13. Matters relating to Courts cases including challenging the constitutional validity of PBM Act or orders issued under there. Dir/AS/ Secy (in Consul SO/US tation with M/o Law.)
  14. Disposal of representation received from trading associations etc. AS/Secy SO/US/Dir.
  15. Parliament Questions MOS/Min SO/US/Dir/AS/Secy
  16. VIP references MOS/Min SO/US/Dir/AS/Secy
  17. Disposal of Grievances AS/Secy SO/US/Dir
  18. Information sought by States/UTs,and other Ministries/Department. US SO
  19. Reports, returns, information to P&C, O&M and Hindi Section. US SO
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