Department of Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs Delhi, issues the Delhi Removal of Licensing Requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions Foodstuffs Order, 2017
The Department of Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has recently issued the Delhi Removal of Licensing Requirements, Stock Limits and Movement Restrictions Foodstuffs Order, 2017 (‘Order’). The Order will come into force on the date of its publication in the Delhi Gazette.
This Order applies to dealers which covers persons engaged in the business of purchase, movement, sale, supply, distribution or storage for any of the commodities like wheat, wheat products, paddy, rice, sugar, coarse grains, gur, edible oilseeds, edible oils, pulses, hydrogenated vegetable oil, onion and potato, whether as a wholesaler or retailer or producer or manufacturer or importer or exporter.
- Every dealer, producer and retailer is required to furnish a fortnightly return to the Commissioner (Food and Supplies) Delhi.
- Dealers do not require any permit or license to buy, stock, sell, transport, distribute, dispose, acquire, use or consume the abovementioned food products. However, license for purchase, movement, sale, supply, distribution of sugar will be required till 28th October, 2017.
- License for purchase, movement, sale, supply, distribution of edible oils and oilseeds will be required till 30th September, 2017 except for the purposes of calculation of stock limits under the Essential Commodities Act, in the following cases:
i. An exporter, being a wholesaler or retailer or dealer, having importer-exporter code number issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, if such exporter is able to show that the whole or part of his stock are meant for export.
ii. A retailer having multiple outlets or large departmental retailers.
iii. Stock that is to be used as raw material by licensed food processors for manufacture of food products.
iv. An importer, part of whose stock is sourced from imports.
4. Dealers must not possess the following food stuff in excess of stock specified in this order:
|Category||Edible Oils||Edible oilseeds||Sugar|
|Wholesaler||600 Qtls.||1500 Qtls.||1000 Qtls. Vacuum pan sugar
500 Qtls. Khandsari for 30 days
|Retailer||20 Qtls.||100 Qtls.||25 Qtls.|
Source: Department of Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of national Capital Territory of Delhi