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The Telangana Rice (Custom Milling) Order, 2015 – Notification



GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
ABSTRACT
CIVIL SUPPLIES – The Telangana Rice (Custom Milling) Order, 2015 – Notification – Issued.

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CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND CIVIL SUPPLES (CS.I-CCS) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.18 Dated 30-10-2015
Read the following:
1. GSR No.800 dt. 09.06.1978 and GSR No. 452 dt. 25.10.1972.
2. Govt. of India Lr. No. 6/1/2007-Py.III (Pt), dated 01.10.2015.
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ORDER:
The appended notification will be published in English, Telugu and Urdu in the Telangana Gazette.

2. The Director of Printing & Stationery, Hyderabad is requested to publish the notification in the Extraordinary issue of the Telangana Gazette dated 31.10.2015. The Telugu and Urdu translation of the Notification will be furnished by the Director of Translation to the Director of Printing & Stationery, Hyderabad for publication of the same under intimation to this Department and General Administration Department. He is also requested to take necessary action to publish the same in the District Gazettes. He is also requested to send 200 Gazette copies of the Notifications to this Department. The Director of Translation is requested to furnish forthwith
the translation of the Notification into the Regional Languages concerned directly to the Director of Printing & Stationery Hyderabad to enable them to publish the same in the Telangana Gazette and District Gazette.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF TELANGANA)
Dr. RAJAT KUMAR

EX-OFFICIO SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT


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NOTIFICATION
THE TELANGANA RICE (CUSTOM MILLING) ORDER, 2015
(G.O.Ms.No.18, CA,F&CS (CS-I) Dept. dated: 30.10.2015)

Whereas the Governor of Telangana is of the opinion that it is
necessary and expedient so to do for maintaining the supplies of rice and for securing its equitable distribution and availability at fair price:

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (Central Act 10 of 1955) read with the Order Nos.G.S.R.800, dated the 9th June, 1978, and G.S.R.452, dated the 25th October, 1972 and the Government of Telangana and with the prior concurrence of the Central Government vide No. 6/1/2007-Py.III(Pt), Government of India, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Department of Food & Public Distribution, dated 01.10.2015 is
pleased to make the following Order, namely:

1. Short title, extent and commencement:-
(1) This order may be called the Telangana Rice (Custom Milling)
Order,2015.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Telangana.
(3) It shall come into force with immediate effect.

2. Definitions:-
In this Order, unless the context other wise requires:
(a) “Collector” means the Collector of a District or the Joint Collector and
includes any officer duly authorized by the Government or by the
District Collector or by the Joint Collector to exercise the powers of the Collector under this Order.
(b) “Custom Milling” means milling of paddy, not belonging to the miller into rice in his rice mill on payment of mill charges in cash or in kind as prescribed by the Govt. of India/ State Govt.

(c) “Custom Milling of rice price” means the price of rice fixed by the Govt. of India for the rice delivered to the agencies on custom milling of paddy.

(d) “Enforcement Officer” means any officer of the Revenue Department not below the rank of Deputy Tahsildar or any officer of the Civil Supplies Department not below the rank of a Food Inspector of Upper Division Cadre in his respective jurisdiction or any officer authorized in this behalf by the Government or the Commissioner of Civil Supplies or the Collector concerned from Revenue, Civil Supplies, Vigilance and Enforcement Department in their respective jurisdiction or any officer not below the rank of Gazetted Officer of the Vigilance and Enforcement Department in his respective jurisdiction or any Police Officer authorized in this behalf by the State Government or the Commissioner of Civil
Supplies or the Collector not below the rank of a Circle Inspector of Police.”

(e) “Food Corporation” means the Food Corporation of India established under section 3 of the Food Corporation Act, 1964 (Act 37 of 1964).

(f) “Government” means the Government of Telangana.

(g) “Miller” means the owner or any other person in-charge of a rice mill and includes a person or authority which has the ultimate control over the affairs of such mill and when the said affairs are entrusted to a manager, Managing Director or Managing Agent, such Manager, Managing Director or Managing Agent.

(h) “MSP for paddy” means the Minimum Support Price fixed by the Govt. of India for Kharif Marketing Season.

(i) “Paddy” means rice in husk.

(j) “Price for custom milling” means the price specified by the Govt. of India from time to time for varieties of paddy and rice.

(k) “Purchase Officer” means any officer appointed by the Food
Corporation/State Corporation to purchase paddy from the Farmers and receive CMR from the millers:

(l) “Rice” means paddy husked and includes broken rice;

(m) “Rice Mill” means the plant and machinery with which and the premises including the precincts thereof in which or in any part of which rice milling operation is carried on.

(n) “Schedule” means the Schedule to this Order.

(o) “Specification” means the specifications prescribed for paddy and rice in schedule-III and IV, respectively.

(p) “State Corporation” means the Telangana State Civil Supplies
Corporation Limited and other agencies of the State Government
specifically notified for the purpose of performing the functions of the State Corporation under this Order.

(q) All words and expressions used in this rules but not defined shall have the meaning respectively assigned in the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

3. Custom milling of paddy by Rice Millers:
Every rice miller to whom paddy is delivered by the State Corporation or its agencies shall do custom milling of paddy and deliver rice as per the out turn ratio fixed to the State Corporation / Food Corporation of India as ordered by the State Corporation from time to time:

Provided that for custom milling of paddy, the rice millers shall be
paid the milling charges as agreed to between the rice millers and the State Corporation.

4. Power to require rice mills to mill paddy:-
The Government or Commissioner of Civil Supplies or District
Collector, may direct any rice miller to convert paddy into rice within (15) days on behalf of the Government or its agencies viz.,Food Corporation of India, Telangana State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd, Telangana State Markfed or any State Corporation on such terms and conditions stipulated
from time to time by the State Government. If any miller fails to comply the direction, he shall be liable for imposition of penalty as per the agreement entered into by the State Corporation and the Rice Millers for doing custom milling operation.

5. Custom Milled Rice to conform to specifications
The Custom milled rice to be delivered to the Food Corporation / State Corporation, as the case may be, shall conform to the specifications of rice for fair average quality as prescribed in Schedule- IV and shall not contain refractions beyond the rejection limit and in case any stock of Custom Milled Rice offered for delivery does not conform to such specifications, it shall be
reconditioned or rectified by the miller or the dealer as the case may be, before being so offered so as to bring it in conformity with such specifications.

6. Stipulations on custom milling by rice mills on private account:-
No rice miller shall undertake custom milling of paddy of persons other than Govt. agencies and Cultivators and Agriculture labourers without the permission of the District Collector or District Supply Officer.
Every rice miller shall maintain separate account in respect of custom milling of paddy undertaken by him as specified in Schedule –V.

7. Duty to comply with order or direction:-
Every miller to whom an order or direction is issued by the State
Government or the District Collector under powers conferred by or under this Order shall comply with such order or direction.

8. Powers of entry, search and seizure:-
(1) The Enforcement Officer may with a view to securing compliance with this Order or to satisfy himself that this Order has been complied with:

(a) inspect or cause to be inspected any book or document or
accounts as well as any stock of rice or paddy rice belonging to or
under the control of a miller;

(b) require any person to give any information in his possession about paddy or rice;

(c) stop and search forthwith, with such aid or assistance as may be necessary, any person or vehicle or vessel or animal used or
suspected of being used for movement of rice or paddy rice from
the mill or other premises of the miller where he has reason to
believe, rice or paddy is stored;

(d) enter and search, with such aid or assistance as may be
necessary, such mill or other premises;

(e) seize and remove with such aid or assistance as may be necessary;

(i) any stock of rice or paddy in respect of which or part of which
he has reason to believe, a contravention of any of the
provisions of this Order has been, or is being, or is about to be
committed.

(ii) any package, covering or receptacle in which such stock of rice
or paddy or is found, and;

(iii)the animal, vehicle, vessel or other conveyance used in carrying such stock of rice or paddy if he has reason to believe that such animal, vehicle, vessel or other conveyance is liable to be
forfeited under the provisions of the Essential Commodities Act,
1955 and thereafter, without unreasonable delay make a report
to the District Collector under the provisions of Section 6-A of
the said Act.

(f) seize and remove any books of account or documents which in his opinion, shall be useful for or relevant to any proceedings in
respect of any contravention of this order and allow the person
from whose custody such books of accounts or documents are
seized to make copies thereof or take extracts there from his
presence.

The provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Central
Act 2 of 1974) relating to search and seizure shall so far as may
be, apply to searches and seizures under this order.

9. Maintenance of Accounts:-
(1) Every miller shall maintain true accounts indicating the total transactions right from receipt of paddy, paddy milled, Custom Milled Rice delivered and balance stocks available at the end of the day in Form-A1 and A2 of Schedule –V.

(2) Every miller shall maintain separate account for the stocks of paddy purchased on his own account, paddy milled, rice produced, sold etc., in Form-B of Schedule –V.

(3) He shall furnish a fortnightly return containing an abstract of the above accounts for fortnightly periods ending on the 15th and the last date of every calendar month to the District Collector exercising jurisdiction in the area so as to reach the latter within 5 days of the close of the fortnight.

10. Periodical verification of stocks with the miller:

(1) The Enforcement Officer shall periodically, which shall not be
less than once a week, verify the paddy / rice stock in the mill
and issue a certificate.

(2) Copies of the above certificates shall be furnished to the
Purchase Officer and the Collector exercising jurisdiction in the
area.

Dr. RAJAT KUMAR
EX. OFFICIO SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT


SCHEDULE – III
See clause 2(n)
UNIFORM SPECIFICATION OF ALL VARIETIES OF PADDY
(MARKETING SEASON 2015-2016)
Paddy shall be in sound merchantable condition dry, clean, wholesome of good food value, uniform in colour and size of grains and free from moulds, weevils, obnoxious smell, Argemone maxicana, Lathyrus sativus
(Khesari) and admixture of deleterious substances.
Paddy will be classified into Grade 'A' and Common groups.

Schedule of specification
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Sl. No. Refractions Maximum Limits (%)
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1. Foreign matter
a) Inorganic 1.0
b) Organic 1.0
2. Damaged, Discoloured, Sprouted
and Weevilled grains 5.0*
3. Immature, Shrunken and Shrivelled grains 3.0
4. Admixture of lower class 6.0
5. Moisture content 17.0
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* Damaged, sprouted and weevilled grains should not exceed 4%.
N.B.
(i) The definitions of the above refractions and method of analysis are to be followed as per BIS Method of analysis of foodgrains’ Nos. IS: 4333 (Part-I) 1996, IS: 4333 (Part-II), 2002 and ‘Terminology for foodgrains’ IS: 2813 – 1995, as amended from time to time.

(ii) The method of sampling is to be followed as per BIS method for sampling of Cereals and Pulses IS: 14818 - 2000 as amended from time to time.

(iii) Within the overall limit of 1.0% for organic foreign matter, poisonous seeds shall not exceed 0.5% of which Dhatura and Akra seeds (Vicia species) not to exceed 0.025% and 0.2% respectively.

Schedule IV
See clause 2(n)
UNIFORM SPECIFICATION FOR GRADE 'A' & COMMON RICE
(MARKETING SEASON 2015 - 16)
Rice shall be in sound merchantable condition, sweet, dry, clean, wholesome, of good food value, uniform in colour and size of grains and free from moulds, weevils, obnoxious smell, admixture of unwholesome poisonous substances, Argemone maxicana and Lathyrus sativus (Kesari) in any form, or colouring agents and all impurities except to the extent in the schedule below. It shall also conform to PFA Standards.

SCHEDULE OF SPECIFICATION


* Including 1% small brokens

** Not more than 0.25% by weight shall be mineral matter and not more
than 0.10% by weight shall be impurities of animal origin.

# Including pin point damaged grains.

@ Rice (both raw and parboiled/Single parboiled rice) can be procured
with moisture content upto a maximum limit 15% with value cut.
There will be no value cut upto 14%. Between 14% to 15% moisture,
value cut will be applicable at the rate of full value.
NOTES APPLICABLE TO THE SPECIFICATION OF GRADE 'A' and
COMMON VARIETIES OF RICE

1. The definition of the above refractions and method of analysis are to be
followed as given in Bureau of Indian Standard "Method of analysis for
Foodgrains" No's IS:4333(Part-I)1996 and IS:4333(Part-II)2002"

Terminology for Foodgrains" IS:2813-1995 as amended from time to time.
Dehusked grains are rice kernels whole or broken which have more than ¼ of
the surface area of the kernel covered with the bran and determined as
follows:

ANALYSIS PROCEDURE :-

Take 5 grams of rice (sound head rice and brokens) in a petri dish
(80X70 mm). Dip the grains in about 20 ml. of Methylene Blue solution
(0.05%by weight in distilled water) and allow stand for about one minute.
Decant the Methylene Blue solution. Give a swirl wash with about 20 ml of
dilute hydrochloric acid (5% solution by volume in distilled water). Give a
swirl wash with water and pour about 20 ml. of Metanil Yellow solution
(0.05% by weight in distilled water) on the blue stained grains and allow to
stand for about one minute. Decant the effluent and wash with fresh water
twice. Keep the stained grains under fresh water and count the dehusked
grains. Count the total number of grains in 5 grams of sample under
analysis. Three brokens are counted as one whole grain.

CALCULATIONS :
Percentage of Dehusked grains = N X 100
                                               W
Where N = Number of dehusked grains in 5 grams of sample
W= Total grains in 5 grams of sample.

2. The Method of sampling is to be followed as given in Bureau of Indian
Standard "Method of sampling of Cereals and Pulses" No IS : 14818-2000
as amended from time to time.

3. Brokens less than 1/8th of the size of full kernels will be treated as organic
foreign matter. For determination of the size of the brokens average
length of the principal class of rice should be taken into account.

4. Inorganic foreign matter shall not exceed 0.25% in any lot, if it is more,
the stocks should be cleaned and brought within the limit. Kernels or
pieces of kernels having mud sticking on surface of rice, shall be treated
as Inorganic foreign matter.

5. In case of rice prepared by pressure parboiling technique, it will be
ensured that correct process of parboiling is adopted i.e. pressure applied,
the time for which pressure is applied, proper gelatinisation, aeration and
drying before milling are adequate so that the colour and cooking time of
parboiled rice are good and free from encrustation of the grains.




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