Amendment – Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Produce and Livestock Markets 1966


Orders were issued fixing certain guidelines for issue of licenses to Commission Agents.

The Commissioner and Director of Agricultural Marketing, A.P. Hyderabad has proposed to relax the Security Deposit and Collateral Security to encourage healthy competition among the Commission Agents. In the G.O.
5th read above, orders have been issued reducing the Security deposit and Collateral Security Deposit as proposed by Commissioner and Director of Agricultural Marketing, A.P. Hyderabad.

The Joint Collector and Person in Charge, Agricultural Market Committee, Guntur has brought to the notice of the Government that during the process of streamlining the Commission Agents Licenses, it was noticed that the Commission Agents Licenses are being given in the name of Firm with Managing Partners/Proprietorship firms and it was also found that a single individual or single family is having more than one license in different proportions; and that after relaxing the Security Deposit, and Collateral Security, heavy demand was created for Commission Agents Licenses in Market Yard, Guntur and new applications without sufficient financial soundness are being filed.

The Commissioner and Director of Agricultural Marketing has proposed to re-categorise the regulated markets into A,B,C,D & E categories depending on the volume of the trade in order to streamline the procedure to grant of licenses to the Commission Agents.

Government after careful examination of the matter hereby accept the proposal of the Commissioner and Director of Agricultural Marketing for making amendments to para-3 and para-4 (a) & (b) of the G.O.Ms.No.260, Agri. & Coop. (AM.IV) Dept., dated 28-9-2010.

Accordingly, the following notification will be published in the extraordinary issue of the Andhra Pradesh Gazette dated 01-02-2013.

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 32 of the Andhra Pradesh (Agricultural Produce and Live Stock) Markets Act,1966 (Act No.16 of 1966), the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following Amendments to the guidelines issued in G.O.Ms.No.260,Agricultural & Cooperation (AM.IV) Department, dated.28-09-2010 and published in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette,Part–I Extraordinary No.527-A dated 27-09-2010 and in G.O.Ms.No.49, Agricultural & Cooperation (AM.IV) Department, dated 27-03-2012 and published in Andhra Pradesh Gazette, Part – I Extraordinary No.229, dated 19-04-2012.

AMENDMENTS

In the said G.O., for para 3 and para 4(a) & (b), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“ 3. The market Committees shall be categorised as follows for the purpose of these guidelines:-

(a) “A” Grade Markets

• The Market Committees having Market Fee above Rs.20 (Twenty) Crores shall be treated as ‘A’ grade market.

(b) “B” Grade Markets

• The Market committees having market fee above Rs.10 (Ten) Crores and below Rs.20 (Twenty) crores, shall be treated as ‘B’ grade market.

(c) “C” Grade Markets

• The Market committees having market fee above Rs.5 (Five) Crores and below
Rs.10 (Ten) Crores shall be treated as ‘C’ grade Market.

(d) “D” Grade Markets

• The Market committees having market fee above Rs.3 (Three) Crores and below
Rs.5 (Five) Crores shall be treated as ‘D’ grade Market.

(e) “E” Grade Markets

• The Market committees having market fee above Rs.1 (One) Crore and below
Rs.3 (Three) Crores shall be treated as ‘E’ grade Market.

(f) “F” Grade Markets

• The Market committees having market fee below Rs.1 (One) Crore shall be treated as ‘F’ grade Market.
4. CONDITIONS FOR THE ISSUE OF NEW LICENSES

(a) The applicant who desires to obtain a Commission Agent license shall deposit the following amounts with the market committee, as Security Deposit.

For “A” Grade AMCs – Rs.10.00 Lakhs For “B” Grade AMCs – Rs. 5.00 Lakhs For “C” Grade AMCs – Rs. 3.00 Lakhs For “D” Grade AMCs – Rs. 2.00 Lakhs For “E” Grade AMCs – Rs. 1.00 Lakh For “F” Grade AMCs – Rs. 0.50 Lakh

(b) In addition the applicant should submit a document as a proof of having financial soundness, as such, the applicant shall mortgage an equal amount worth of property to the Market Committee concerned or provide a Bank Guarantee of equal amount from any Nationalized Bank as Collateral Security as detailed below:

For “A” Grade AMCs – Rs.25.00 Lakhs For “B” Grade AMCs – Rs.15.00 Lakhs For “C” Grade AMCs – Rs. 9.00 Lakh For “D” Grade AMCs – Rs. 6.00 Lakhs For “E” Grade AMCs – Rs. 3.00 Lakh For “F” Grade AMCs – Rs. 1.00 Lakh

The security deposit be allowed to be paid through National savings certificates duly pledged with the Market Committee as was done earlier as per the orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.431, Agriculture and Cooperation (Mktg-I) Department, dated 26-06-1995”.

G.O.Ms.No. 17 Dated: 31 -01-2013.Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms.No.190, A&C(Mktg.I) Deptt., dated 6-4-1994.
2. G.O.Ms.No.431, Agri. & Coop. Dept., dated 26-6-1995.
3. G.O.Ms.No.260, Agri. & Coop. Dept., dated 28-9-2010.
4. From the Commissioner & Director of Agril. Marketing, A.P. Hyderabad, Lr.No.S.III(1)1799/2010, Dated 01-02-2012
5. G.O.Ms.No.49, Agri. & Coop. (AM.IV) Dept., dated 27-3-2012.
6. From the Joint Collector and PIC, AMC,Guntur Rc.No. 544/ 2012, Dated 12-10-2012.
7. From the Commissioner & Director of Agril. Marketing, A.P. Hyderabad, Lr.No.S.III(1)555/2012, Dated 15-12-2012.

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