The Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation is a State owned Public Sector Company registered under the Companies Act 1956. This corporation was registered under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013 in the name “TAMIL NADU CIVIL SUPPLIES CORPORATION” w.e.f. 01.04.2010. It procures, stock and distribute essential commodities for PDS, Spl.PDS and Noon Meal Programme. The Corporation operates departmental stores as a market intervention measure to control prices of essential commodities like rice, dhall, vegetables like onion, tomato etc, in the open market.

There are 11 Directors in the Board of the Corporation including Chairman. Hon’ble Minister for food and Civil Supplies is the Chairman of the Board of Director of Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation. The Managing Director looks after the day to day administration of the Corporation.

The Corporation has 33 Regions, Each Revenue Districts coincides with one Region except Chennai. Chennai is bifurcated as North and South Region to cater the needs of people. There are 7982 permanent employees on roll, besides 6631 loadmen working in the godowns and Modern Rice Mills of the Corporation.


The Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation is governed by the Board of Directors consisting of Senior I.A.S. Officers headed by the Chairman and Managing Director. Administratively the entire State is divided into 33 regions and each region is headed by the Senior Regional Managers/Regional Managers


The main functions of Corporation are to procure essential commodities like rice, sugar, wheat, etc., storage and movement of such stocks for its distribution from the Taluk operational godowns to various public distribution system outlets through the Co-operative Societies and other agencies. The Corporation also under takes procurement of paddy, hulling, and utilization of rice under decentralized procurement system.

Financial Status

The Corporation has an authorised share capital of Rs.100.00 Crore and paid up share capital of Rs.67.73 Crore. The turn over of the Corporation from 2011 – 2012 to 2014 – 2015 are as follows.