കേരള ഫീഡ്സിന്റെ പുതിയ കാലിത്തീറ്റ ഉത്പന്നങ്ങളായ കെ. എഫ്. മിടുക്കി, കെ. എഫ്. നിറവ് എന്നിവക്ക് 70 /- രൂപ വീതം കിഴിവ് ഒരുമാസത്തേക്കു ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കുന്നതാണ്.

RTI act




Right To Information Act



I. The organizational and functional details:

Kerala Feeds Ltd., a Kerala Government Company, was set up in 1995, incorporated under the Companies Act. The total project cost was approximately Rs. 3,240 lakhs, out of which Rs. 2,109 lakh is Government equity, Rs. 631 lakhs is share holding of various co-operative/Public Sector Undertakings and Rs.500 lakhs is term loan from Nationalized bank. The Company is headed by a Board of Directors. The plant was commissioned in late 1998 and commercial production could start in January 1999, with one shift only. The second and third shift operations commenced in June 1999 and July 2000 respectively.

The unit is located in Kallettumkara Village in Mukundapuram Taluk of Thrissur District, Kerala, India beside the Palghat – Ernakulam Railway line and about 7 km from Chalakudy and 9 km from Irinjalakuda. The plant is situated in 27 acres of land.

Being an ISO 9001-2008 Company, all the process and technology in Kerala Feeds Limited, meets international standards. Kerala Feeds Limited is also an ISI certificate holder Company in India. Kerala Feeds Limited was also selected by the State Government for the most Result-Oriented energy conservation drives during 2002-03.

The design of the plant is based on European Standards. Only dumping of raw materials and stacking of Finished Feed is manual while the other processes are fully automated and controlled from the plant Control Room. The plant has a dedicated PLC software controlling all the activities of the plant from dumping upto bagging. One interesting feature of the plant is that the design incorporates a post milling technology, where the entire batch is passed through Hammer Mills and particles necessary for grinding are ground to a fine powder. This technology has been marketed by us in the form of MMCP. The Pellet Mills, the Batch Mixer, the Hammer Mills and the Molasses Mixer are imported from Netherlands.

The specialty of the plant is the high levels of automation that has been incorporated and this automation has been helpful in attaining the consistency in quality through the repeatability of the formulation during the batching process. The organisation has procured and developed material handling systems in tune with its requirements to lighten the burden of the employees.

Company has started another cattle feed manufacturing unit in Karunagapally and is in the process of setting up units in Kozhikode and Thodupuzha. A mineral Mixture Plant has been set up at Athavanad and a Densified Fodder Block Manufacturing Unit has been Set up at Muthalamada.

Since raw materials account for more than 80% of the cost of production, purchase of raw materials at competitive rates is the most crucial part of operation in cattle feed plant. All the raw materials are seasonal and therefore are subject to frequent fluctuations in prices.

II. DEPARTMENTS

1. PROJECTS

Headed by : Sri. Sudheer N G - Manager Projects

Functions:

1. Project Identification

2. Project Preparation ( Feasibility Study)

3. Project Appraisal ( Scrutiny & Selection )

4. Project Programming (Detailing )

5. Project Implementation

6. Project Completion & Commissioning

2. PURCHASE

Headed by : Smt. Usha Padmanabhan- AGM(Purchase)

Functions:

Planning and procurement of Raw Materials and Packing Materials required for Manufacture of Cattle Feed & Mineral Mixture Plant, Spares and Capital items required for Engineering Stores, Lab Equipments , Glass wares and Chemicals, Furniture and Fixtures, other miscellaneous items.

All purchases of materials other than that of local purchases pertaining to the units are centralized at the Corporate Office at Kallettumkara.

Karunagapally Unit

Headed by: Sri. Shine S Babu - Deputy Manager 

Function:

Processing of all local purchases and proposals for such local purchases pertaining to the unit and forwarding to the Unit Head.

3. MARKETING

Advertisement, Marketing & Sales Promotion activities:

Headed by : Sri. Jayachandran B - Manager (Materials & Kozhikode unit head)

Functions:

1. Advertisement, Marketing & Sales Promotion activities coming under the purview of Marketing Department shall be centralised.

2. Preparation of proposals/agenda items for the Board Meeting relating to the area of work allotted to him and implementation of Board’s Decision.

3. Preparation of correspondences with the Govt. relating to the area of work allotted to him and submission of the same for Managing Director’s approval.

Selling & Distribution activities:

Headed by : Sri. Francis P P - Deputy Manager (Marketing) 

Functions:

1. Selling and distribution activities of finished goods from various locations coming under the purview of Marketing Department shall be centralized.

2. Preparation of proposals/agenda items for the Board Meeting relating to the area of work allotted to him and implementation of Board’s Decision.

3. Preparation of correspondences with the Govt. relating to the area of work allotted to him and submission of the same for Managing Director’s approval.

4. PERSONNEL & ADMINISTRATION

Headed by : Smt. Sreekala S - Manager (Personnel&Administration)

Functions:

The following corporate functions entrusted shall be centralized.

1. Recruitment, Induction and placement.

2. Framing Personnel Policies and Rules.

3. Creation and Abolition of Posts

4. Promotions, Transfers and Postings

5. Disciplinary Actions

6. Resignations, Retirements and Superannuation

7. Annual Performance appraisals

8. Maintenance of Service Records and Personnel Files.

9. Issue of Salary/ Service/Experience certificate to employees

10. Framing and maintenance Gratuity of employees

11. Framing of welfare schemes such as provident fund, ESI, Gratuity Medical Benefits, Group Personnel Accident Insurance, Deposits linked insurance, Incentive schemes, Bonus, Pension etc.

12. Trade Union Matters.

13. Industrial relations.

14. Administrative functions of the Company.

Kallettumkara Unit

Headed by: Sri. Biju Anand- Deputy Manager (P&A)

Functions:

1. Wages/salary/Overtime/Stipend to Apprentices and Trainees, preparations of wages/ salary of Contract/ Casual Employees of Corporate Office and various units.

2. Preparation of Wages of Head Load Workers of Kallettumkara Unit.

3. Implementation of welfare schemes such as Provident Fund, ESI, Gratuity, Medical Benefits, Group Personal Accident Insurance, Deposit Linked Insurance, Incentive Schemes, Bonus, Pension etc. at Kallettumkara Unit based on the policies framed by the Corporate Office for the Unit.

4. Submission of reports and returns under various Labour Laws and other applicable statutes for Corporate Office and various units.

5. Timely forwarding of Statutory dues such as PF, ESI, Professional Tax, TDS etc. to Finance & Accounts Department for payments in respect of deductions effected from Salary/ Wages of Corporate Office and various units.

6. Timely forwarding of deductions effected from Salary/Wages of Corporate Office and various units towards various loans, LIC Premium, SLI, GIP etc. to Finance & Accounts Department for payments.

7. Timely forwarding of various rates and taxes such as factory license renewal fee, professional tax and such other rates and taxes for corporate office and various units to Finance & Accounts Department.

8. Identification of training needs and imparting training to employees at Kallettumkara Unit.

9. Representation and grievance of employees pertaining to the subject/work allotted to them in Kallettumkara Unit.

10. Trade Union matters and meeting/negotiations with the Trade Unions of workers and Head Load Workers in Kallettumkara Unit

11. Long term and other settlements/agreements with the Trade Unions of workers and Head Load workers in Kallettumkara Unit.

12.Supervision of Security Personnel engaged in Corporate Office and Kallettumkara Unit and imparting necessary instructions to them.

13. House keeping activities of corporate office and Kallettumkara Unit

14. Custodion of vehicles maintained at Kallettumkara except that of MD’s vehicle. Shall look after allotment, repairs, maintenance, insurance and also keeping of log book for such vehicles.

15. All other Personnel and Administrative functions relating to Kallettumkara unit

Karunagapally Unit

Headed by: Sri. Shine S Babu- Deputy Manager

Function:

All Personnel and Administrative functions relating to Karunagapally Unit

5. MATERIALS

Headed by : Smt. Vimala Menon - Deputy General Manager

Functions:

1. Receipt of Raw material

2. Issue of Raw material

3. Receipt of spares

4. Issue of spares

5. Receipt of finished feed

6. Despatch of finished feed

7. Inventory control

Karunagapally Unit

Headed by: Sri. Shine S Babu, Deputy Manager (Unit head Karunagapally)

Function:

All functions relating to Materials Department of Karunagapally Unit


6. PRODUCTION

Headed by : Sri. Sudheer N G -  Manager (Production & Maintenance.)

Functions:

The functions of Production & Maintenance Department includes Planning & Execution of Production Schedule, Maintenance of Equipments and Machineries. Department also initiate development works related to R&D for supporting plant activities and undertake new projects.

Karunagapally Unit

Headed by:

Function:

All functions relating to Production & Maintenance Department of Karunagapally Unit

7. QUALITY CONTROL

Headed by : Dr. Ajith M K - Asst. Manager (QC&FAL)

Functions:

1. Incoming Raw material Quality Control

2. Inprocess Quality Control

3. Finished Feed Quality Control

4. Extension Activities related to feeds & Feeding

5. Analysis of external feed and raw material samples

6. Research & Development Activities


8. FINANCE & ACCOUNTS

Headed by: Sri. Rajasekharan K.N. - Manager (F&A)

Functions:

Finance Functions:

1. Optimum utilization of funds without endangering the financial solvency of the Company through decisions such as Capital Budgeting, Profit Planning, Tax Management and Working Capital Management.

2. To ensure control over expenses by constantly monitoring actual with that of budgeted figures.

3. To find out room for Cost control and Cost reduction by constantly monitoring various operational activities.

Accounting Functions:

1. Receipts and payments of money are accurately recorded so that all payables and receivables are correctly reflected.

2. All Assets and Liabilities are recorded and classified properly in accordance with Statutory requirements to reflect the financial position of the company as at a particular date.

3. All Income and Expenses of a particular period are accurately reflected in accordance with relevant statutes to gauge the working results of that period.

4. To ensure truth and fairness of financial statements namely Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account.

9. SECRETARIAL DEPARTMENT

Headed by: Smt. Vidya Unnikrishnan - Company Secretary

Functions:

1. To conduct Board Meetings, Audit Committee Meetings and share holders Meetings as per the provisions of Companies Act, 1956.

2. To file periodical returns to the authorities concerned as per Companies Act, 1956.

3. To prepare the agenda notes for the above meetings and Minutes of meetings and co-ordinate with Departments for implementation of Board’s decisions.

10. IT DIVISION

Headed by: Sri. Manoj E P – Asst. Manager

Functions:

1. Electronic Data Processing (EDP) of the company in vital areas such as Purchase Management, Marketing Management, Management Information Systems etc.

2. Development and maintenance of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Solutions in the Company.

3. Maintenance of software as well as hardware.

4. Timely up-gradation of software and hardware.

5. Establishing high-end Communication as well as computer technologies to the Company.

6. Arrange adequate exposure of new cutting edge technologies to the employees.

III. A statement of categories of documents that are held by the Organisation/institution and under its control

1. PROJECTS

Documents held by the Department:

All files related with various projects of Kerala Feeds Ltd.

2. PURCHASE

Documents held by the Department:

1. All Files, Faxes and records related to the purchases- Item wise.

2. Minutes of Purchase Committee Meetings.

3. MARKETING

Documents held by the Department:

All files, registers and documents related to the above functions.

4. PRODUCTION

Documents held by the Department:

The department deals with the files pertaining to all activities related to production, Maintenance, Development Works and Projects.

5. PERSONNEL & ADMINISTRATION

Documents held by the Department:

1. Personal files of employees

2. All Files related with the above functions.

6. MATERIALS

Documents held by the Department:

Corresponding ledgers ,stock statements, monthly statements with regard to the above are the major documents

7. QUALITY CONTROL

Documents held by the Department:

1. Files pertaining to all activities in the Feed Analytical Laboratory

2. Records for Quality control activities

8. FINANCE & ACCOUNTS

Documents held by the Department:

All relevant Books of Accounts required to be maintained as per the requirements of applicable statutes.

9. SECRETARIAL DEPARTMENT

Documents held by the Department:

1. Agenda Notes of various meetings

2. Minutes of various meetings

3. Copy of returns filed with authorities

4. Various registers maintained under the provisions of Companies Act, 1956

10. IT DIVISION

Documents held by the Department:

1. Internet Details

2. New Technologies

3. Software Development

4. Network Cabling

5. All other files pertaining to the activities of IT Division

IV. Directory of Officers and employees.

No. of Officers - 36

No. of Employees - 175

Contact Nos. - (0480)-2720179, 2720192, 2725295, 2723685

V. Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals held by the department for the discharge of its functions.

The department discharges its functions in accordance with the instructions contained in the respective manuals and other rules and regulations issued by Government from time to time.

VI. The particulars of Assistant Public Information Officer, Public Information Officer as provided under the Act.

Smt. Vimala Menon, DGM - Public Information Officer

Sri. Biju Anand, Deputy Manager (P&A)- Asst. Public Information Officer

VII. The particulars of Appellate Authority.

Dr. B Sreekumar

Managing Director - Appellate Authority

VIII. Pay Scales of Different Category of Employees.

Scale of Pay of Managerial & Supervisory Category of Employees of the Company

Category

Existing Scale of Pay

Junior Officer/Sales Executive/ Chemist/Analytic Chemist/PA to MD

Rs. 9190-200-9590-240-10790-280-11910-340-13610-380-15510/-

Shift Engineer/Marketing Officer/ Accounts Officer/Purchase Officer/ Stores Officer/EDP Officer & Ist TBHG For JO/SE/CH/ACH/PA to MD

Rs.10790-280-11910-340-13610-380-16650-450-18000/-

Ist TBHG for SHE/MO/AO/PO/SO/EDP O/

IInd TBHG for JO/SE/CH/ACH/PA to MD

Rs. 11910-340-13610-380-16650-450-19350/-

Assistant Manager

Rs. 12250-340-13610-380-16650-450-19800/-

Ist TBHG for Asst. Manager &

IInd TBHG for SHE/MO/AO/PO/SO/EDP O

Rs. 12930-340-13610-380-16650-450-20250/-

Deputy Manager & IInd TBHG for Asst. Manager

Rs. 13610-380-16650-450-20700/-

Company Secretary & TBHG for Deputy Manager

Rs. 16650-450-20700-500-23200/-

Manager & TBHG for Company Secretary

Rs. 20700-500-23200-550-25400-600-26600/-

Assistant General Manager

Rs. 23200-550-25400-600-26600-650-31150/-

Scale of Pay for Workmen Category

Sl.No.

Name of Post

Revised Scale of Pay (Rs.)

1.

Worker Grade II/

Office Attendant Grade II

8,500-230-9,190-250-9,940-270-11,020-300-12,220/-

2.

Store Keeper Grade II/

Laboratory Attender Grade II/

Cook-cum-Care Taker Grade II

9,190-250-9,940-270-11,020-300-12,220-330-13,540/-

3.

Technician Grade II/ Operator Grade II/

Boiler Operator Grade II/ Laboratory Assistant Grade II/ Driver Grade II

9,690-250-9,940-270-11,020-300-12,220-330-13,540-360-14,980/-

4.

Worker Grade I/

Office Attendant Grade I

9,940-270-11,020-300-12,220-330-13,540-360-14,980-400-15,380/-

5.

Store Keeper Grade I/ Laboratory Attender Grade I/Cook-cum-Care Taker Grade I

10,750-270-11,020-300-12,220-330-13,540-360-14,980-400-16,980-440-17,860/-

6.

Senior Worker/Senior Office Attendant

11,020-300-12,220-330-13,540-360-14,980-400-16,980-440-18,300/-

7.

Junior Assistant/Time Keeper Grade II /Receptionist Grade II

11,320-300-12,220-330-13,540-360-14,980-400-16,980-440-18,740/-

8.

Senior Store Keeper/ Senior Laboratory Attender/ Senior Cook-Cum-Care Taker

11920-300-12,220-330-13,540-360-

14,980-400-16,980-440-19,240/-

9.

Technician Grade I/ Operator Grade I/

Boiler Operator Grade I/ Laboratory Assistant Grade I/ Driver Grade I

12,220-330-13,540-360-14,980-400-16,980-440-18,740-500-19,740/-

10.

Stenographer Grade II/ Confidential Assistant Grade II

12,550-330-13,540-360-14,980-400-16,980-440-18,740-500-20,240/-

11.

Senior Technician/ Senior Operator/

Senior Boiler Operator/ Senior Laboratory Assistant/ Senior Driver

13540-360-14,980-400-16,980-440-18,740-500-20,740/-

12.

Assistant/Timer Keeper Grade I /Receptionist Grade I

13,900-360-14,980-400-16,980-440-18,740-500-21,240-560-22,360/-

13.

Stenographer Grade I/

Confidential Assistant Grade I

14,620-360-14,980-400-16,980-440-18,740-500-21,240-560-22,920/-

14.

Senior Assistant/Senior Time Keeper/Senior Receptionist

14,980-400-16,980-440-18,740-500-21,240-560-23,480/-

15.

Senior Stenographer/

Senior Confidential Assistant

15780-400-16,980-440-18,740-500-21,240-560-24,040/-