Overview Scientific Management Quality Control Manual Quality Policy/Objectives Specifications of Foodgrains Relaxations Precautionary measures to prevent damage foodgrains in CAP and Covered godowns Inspection, Sampling and Analysis procedure Inspection, sampling and analysis procedure to be followed in FCI District Lab for 10% sampling of accepted stocks Guidelines to curb recycling of rice during KMS 2018-19 Pre-monsoon Fumigation Guidelines for Safe Storage of Pulses Quality Complaints procedure for lodging and finalization Inspection norms of covered godowns (SIRs) as well as CAP storage units Inspection norms of covered godowns (SIRs) as well as CAP storage units MTF for engagement of service provider for preservation of foodgrains Settlement of old pending quality complaints (prior to 01.10.91) Compendium of Instructions for Disposal of Non-issuable/Damaged Foodgrains Joint recording of moisture at the time of receipt & issue Procedure for Appeal against the rejection of rice lots On-going Schemes/ Projects/ Programmes Handling of foodgrains at railway siding, role and responsibilities of each organizations (CRWC/CWC/SWC/FCI) to avoid contamination of foodgrains Mechanism of Joint Inspection of Foodgrains by FCI and State Govt. procured in DCP states Readily Issuable Stocks in the Central Pool Maintenance of fixed assets register and annual physical verification of fixed assets by quality control division Accrual of Damaged foodgrains, Off-take quantity and percentage of Damaged Foodgrains Region-wise Commodity wise Stock position of Non-Issuable foodgrains in FCI List of Items being procured from MSEs

Quality Control


The Quality Control (QC) wing of FCI manned by qualified and trained personnel is entrusted with enormous task of procurement & preservation of foodgrains. The foodgrains are procured as per laid down Specifications of Government of India and inspected regularly during storage to monitor the quality. Representative samples of the stocks are drawn for physical and chemical analysis to ensure whether the quality standard meets the parameters of laid down Specifications of Government of India. Foodgrain samples are also referred to NABL accredited laboratories and get tested for its conformity of parameter under FSS Act also.

Food Corporation of India's testing laboratories spread across the country for effective monitoring of quality of foodgrains providing quality assurance as per FSS Act 2006, leading to improved satisfaction level to the customers (consumers).

Laboratories across the country are being upgraded with latest equipment. The IFS (Institute of Food Security) Lab, Gurgaon is in process of upgradation to a State of Art Lab.