NOTE ON A.P. STATE FISHERMEN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES FEDERATION LIMITED (AFCOF) VIJAYAWADA

  • The Andhra Pradesh State Fishermen Cooperative Societies Federation Limited (AFCOF) is an apex society registered under APCS Act 1964 in the year 1987.
  • AFCOF is under the administrative control of the Department of Fisheries, Government of Andhra Pradesh. 
  • It is looking after commercial activities of Fisheries Department.
  • The AFCOF is included in the IXth Schedule of A.P .Re-Organization Act 2014.
  • Accordingly the AFCOF has been divided into two units for A.P. State and Telangana State w.e.f. 2-6-2014.
  • The Andhra Pradesh unit is looking after the HSD Outlets located in Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
  • The apportionment of assets and liabilities between two states was completed by the expert committee and the committee has approved the demerger proposal on 30-5-2015. The orders of the Government are awaited.
  • The Commissioner of Fisheries has registered new AFCOF with area of operation covering 13 districts.
  • The President, District Fishermen Coop. Society of 13 Districts is the members of AFCOF.
  • The Commissioner of Fisheries, A.P. Vijayawada is initially appointed as   Chairman/Person-in-charge of AFCOF.
  • The Government have now appointed Sri Konduru Palusetty, Chairman
  • The Government have appointed Sri Rama Sankar Naik, IAS, Commissioner of Fisheries (Re) as Managing Director, A.P. State Fishermen Cooperative Societies Federation Limited (AFCOF) Vijayawada vide G.O.Ms.No.272 dt.4-10-2017.
  • The General Manager is from Fisheries Department.
  • The District Fisheries Officers are acting as a District Managers to look after the AFCOF activities.
  • The Expert Committee in its meeting held on 13-6-2017 has allotted 23 posts to Andhra Pradesh and 18 Posts to Telangana.
  • The Committee has also allotted 10 employees to Andhra Pradesh and 8 employees   to Telangana.
  • Out of the 10 employees allotted to Andhra Pradesh Unit, 5 employees are retired from service and at present 5 employees are working in AFCOF.
  • There are 8 HSD outlets operating at Visakhapatnam, Pudimadaka, Kakinada, Machilipatnam, Nizampatnam, Vodarevu, Singarayakonda and Kothapatnam. The HSD Oil is supplied to the Mechanized & Motorized Boat Operators.