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Section 4 (1) (b):

(i) Particulars of Organisation functions and duties

Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Marketing Federation (A.P.MARKFED) was registered on 19-09-1957 under A.P.Co-opertive Societies Act, 1964 and is acting as an apex organization in the cooperative sector to cater to the needs of the farming community though net work of member cooperative societies:

OBJECTIVES    AND   ACTIVITIES

  • Helping the farmers / growers to get remunerative prices for their produce by undertaking procurement and marketing activities.
  • Supply of agricultural inputs to farmers & member cooperatives for increased production.
  • Providing storage and custom services to farmers.
  • Promote and setup agro-based units to get value addition to the produce of the farmers & to generate rural employment.
  • Assist, organize or coordinate the marketing and trading activities of its member societies.
  • In furtherance of these objectives, AP Markfed undertakes the following activities.
  • Act as an agent of Govt. of India & Govt. of AP for Procuring Agricultural Commodities under Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Market Intervention Schemes (MIS).
  • Undertake purchase of agricultural commodities like maize, chillies, soyabean, rajmah, pulses.
  • Undertake Supply of Agricultural Inputs like Fertilizers and Gypsum, Zinc Sulphate etc.  to farmers through the Network of Primary Agricultural Credit Cooperatives, District Cooperative Marketing Societies, Agricultural Market Committees & Private Dealers etc.
  • Establish agro-based industries like Cattle Feed Mixing Plant, Cotton Ginning & Pressing Plant etc. as part of value addition to farm products.
  • Raise internal funds through share capital of the member cooperatives & source external funds towards capital investment & working capital requirements by approaching Govt., Commercial Banks, Corporations & Financial institutions like NCDC, NABARD etc.
  • Construct & maintain rural godowns for increased storage space; Offer for rentals its own godowns to farmers, their  associations for storage of agricultural produce of the farmers and to cooperatives / traders etc.
  • Create & up-to-date a database of market prices of various agricultural commodities & market intelligence for the use of farmers & cooperatives thro’ Rajiv Internet Kiosks & making them further available on Markfed’s website.

(ii) Powers and duties of officers and employees of Markfed:


CHIEF OFFICERS:
1. Sri. Y.Madhusudhana Reddy, IFS                        Managing Director

2. Sri A.Siva Koti Prasad, Addl.Registrar                 General Manager

Powers and duties of Officers

Managing Director:  To discharge duties in terms of powers enshrined under bye law No. 56 of A.P.Markfed bye laws subject to the control and authority of the Board of Markfed that includes management of Markfed various establishments, projects and for the general conduct, supervision and management of day to day business and affairs of A.P.Markfed.

General Managers: Perform duties and responsibilities as provided under bye law No. 57 subject to the ultimate control of the Managing Director, including coordination and supervision of the work of the officers.


Divisional / Section Heads at H.O. :
Responsible for overall planning, execution of schemes/progress/activities and proper fund management as per the Govt. Institutions & G.B & Bound resolutions-Different sections are Administration of HRD, Accounts, Audit, Procurement & Marketing, distribution of consumer articles, fertilizers of other input supply, recovery cell etc.,

Dist. Managers in 13 Districts: Responsible with the team of district officials for sourcing information, planning business activities under specific of general activities & coordinate with sections heads & MD, GM at H.O
Plant Managers: The 2 plant managers of Cotton Ginning & Pressing unit at Adilabad, Cattle Feed Mixing Plant, Nandyal, Kunrool Dist are responsible to the units profitably.


(iii) Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability:

The Board of the Markfed is the policy making body and the Managing Director with the help of the Markfed staff will execute the policies and resolutions of the Board to the best advantage of the organization and its members. General Body of Markfed will approve the annual budget for Markfed, the audit report and will review the performance of the Markfed and has powers to amend byelaws.


(iv) Norms set for discharge of functions:

In procurement activities under MIS and MSP the Govt. of India and the Govt. of A.P respectively will fix the norms and the same are followed, each year In respect of commercial activities done by Markfed, normal business procedures are followed.
Depending upon the business potentiality in respective districts for procurement of Agrl. Commodities and Agrl. Input Supply, targets are fixed for earning incomes to meet the administrative overheads.


(v) Rules, Regulations, instructions, Manuals and records held by Markfed:

The bye laws of AP Markfed is the rule book for all activities.  The employees conditions are governed by the Service Regulations of AP Markfed. The manuals & instructions prescribed for MSP/MIS operations and Coop.Audit manual are being followed.


(vi) Statement of categories of documents held:

Markfed maintain the following records:
1.Minutes books recording the proceedings of the Board/General Body Meetings.
2. Membership register
3.Various books of accounts pertaining to business transactions & administrative charges.
4. Audit certificates
5. Property registers.
6. Arbitration executives petitions registers.

(vii) Particulars of any arrangement exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof:

The General body constituted by all the A-Class members i.e. Dist. Coop. Marketing Societies and Primary Agri. Coop. Societies decides policy issues and its members meet twice in a year.
Both GB and MC meeting resolutions are recorded in the minutes book. Most of the activities of Markfed viz., MSP/MIS/Fertiliser Distribution are governed by Govt guidelines. In all other activities which are mostly business, the resoilutions of GB & BOD are followed. However at District level, the O/o D.M, Markfed would periodically interact with the public at procurement center level to mitigate the difficulties of farmers in sale of their agricultural produce for MSP & MIS.

(viii) Statement of Boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part of for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meeting os those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public:

As per the APCS Act provisions there are other records of markfed are available for verification or reference by the members of Markfed.


(ix) Directory of its officers and employees:
Since published in the Markfed’s website at www.apmarkfed.in

(x) Staff working in AP Markfed:

Cadre 

No. of Staff 

General Manager

1

Development Officers

1

Managers

2

Dy.Manager

0

Asst.Managers

10

Senior Executives

7

Junior Executives

8

Technical Cadre

2

Drivers

1

SUB STAFF 

Attenders

4

Helpers (Minimum Wages)

1

GOVT.POSTS 

Managing Director, IAS

1

General Manager/ Additional Registrar of cooperation

1

Officers on Deputation 

Executive Engineer

1

Asst. Directors of Agriculture

 

7

Manager (AP STEP) 
1

(xi) Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:

No budgetary allocation by Govt. for tha activities of Markfed. In case of  price support operations, funds are availed from commercial banks on the guarantee stood by the Govt. of A.P. for commercial activity of Markfed, the budgetary plan is made by Markfed and approved by the Board and General Body consisting of all constituent member cooperatives.


(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

No subsidy programmes are taken up by Markfed directly except supply of Zinc Sulphate to the Agrl. Dept of Govt. of A.P who in turn supply them under subsidy scheme to the beneficiaries.


(xiii) Particulars of receipients of concessions, permits or authorization granted by it:

NIL


(xiv) Details in respect of information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form:
Available on website of Markfed "www.apmarkfed.in"


(xv) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use:

From concerned District Offices, which addresses are made available on Markfed’s website, www.apmarkfed.in .

 

(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the public information officers:

Hosted in the website of A.P.Markfed @ www.apmarkfed.in


(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed; and thereafter upto date these publications every year:

All the merchandise information like activities, product for export, commodity prices, services available etc are available in Markfed’s  website @ www.apmarkfed.in.


RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2005

APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER & ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS UNDER THE ACT IN A.P.MARKFED

(1) Appellate authority:

A.Siva Koti Prasad,
Addl. Registrar/General Manager, 
A.P.Markfed, Hyderabad

Land phone: 

(2) Public Information Officer at Head Office: 

Smt. AG. Vishnu Priya, 
A.P.MARKFED,
55-17-2 to 4, 5th Floor, Stalin Corporate, Road No.2,
Industrial Estate, Auto Nagar, Vijayawada-520 007.

Cell No. 9177425215
Land phone:

 (3) APIO at Head Office:

Smt. U.Anusha,

A.P.MARKFED,
55-17-2 to 4, 5th Floor, Stalin Corporate, Road No.2,
Industrial Estate, Auto Nagar, Vijayawada-520 007.

Cell No.9652043213
Land phone:

Assistant Public Information Officers at the Districts

Sl.No.

Name of Dist. Manager

A.P.MARKFED Dist. Office Address

Cell Phone No.

Land line No.

1

S.Kishore Kumar

Plot No. 505, PN Colony, 10th Line, Near Kavitha School,  Srikakulam-532001

9652087650

08942- 222695

2

K.Uma Padmaja Ramani

D.No.5-16-6, Jain Building NCS Road, Vizianagaram – 531201

8978381832

08922-2245473

 

K.Aruna

D.No.49-58-12A, Green Park Colony, Beside Port Stadium,  Visakhapatnam-530013

8978381833

0891-2536023

4

I.Manju

D.No.70-1-28/2, Beside Super Bazar, Nagamalli Thota Junction, Kakinada, East Godavari – 533005.

8978381834

0884-2349996

5

K.Naga Mallika

D.No.25-13-4/A, R.V.Ramarao Street, NR Peta, Eluru, West Godavari – 534002.

8978381835

08812-253744

6

Ch.Srinivasa Rao

D.No. 32-2/1-1/2, Ratnamamaba Street, Beside Padmaja Clinic, Prajasakthi Nagar, Mogalrajapuram, Vijayawada, Krishna - 520010

8978381836

0866-2471015

7

N.Nalini Devi

D.No.5-95-25/c, 6/12th Lane, Brodipeta, Guntur – 522002.

8978381837

0863-2234846

8

LLAM Tayaramma

D.No.30-1-404(D), 1st Floor, Trunk Road, Opp: East KB Restaurant, Ongole – 523001.

8978381838

08592-233103

9

Y.Rama Devi

1st Floor, Agros Building, MRO Office Compound, Railway Feeder Road, Nellore – 524001.

8978381839

0861-2327160

10

M.Parimala Jyothi

D.No.77-191/B, 2nd Floor, Venkatachalapathi Nagar, Industrial Estate Road, Kallur, Kurnool - 518003

8978381840

08518-270207

11

K.Bala Bhaskar, ADA

D.No.7/275, Upstairs, Court Road, Anantapur-515001

8978381841

08554-220823

12

S.Ashok Reddy, ADA

1st Floor ,DCMS Complex, Near Murali Theatre,. Nagarani Peta, Kadapa - 516001

8978381843

08562-245204

13

P.Naga Rajeswari

D.No.10-132, Gandhi Road Extension, Chittoor - 517001

8978381842

08572-232160

 

UNITS:

 

 

14

Nagaraju

Markfed Feed Mixing Plant, Vijaynagar, Bommalasatram Nandyal-518502

9652076548

08514-242640

 
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