About APEDA

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. The Act (2 of 1986) came into effect from 13th February, 1986 by a notification issued in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary: Part-II [Sec. 3(ii): 13.2.1986). The Authority replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC).

1.1 ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS

In accordance with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985, (2 of 1986) the following functions have been assigned to the Authority.

1.2 PRODUCTS MONITORED

APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the following scheduled products:

In addition to this, APEDA has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor import of sugar.

1.3 COMPOSITION OF THE APEDA AUTHORITY

As prescribed by the statute, the APEDA Authority consists of the following members namely:

Two members appointed by the Central Government from amongst specialists and scientists in the fields of agriculture, economics and marketing of the scheduled products.

1.4 ADMINISTRATIVE SET UP

Chairman - Appointed by the Central Government
Secretary - Appointed by the Central Government
Director - Appointed by APEDA
Other Officers and Staff - Appointed by the Authority

Section 7 (3) of the APEDA Act provides for appointment of such officers and employees by the Authority as may be necessary for the efficient performance of its functions.

The total sanctioned staff strength is 124 in different categories of A, B, C & D.

At present, APEDA has a total of 30 female employees in Group A, B and C categories. The welfare of the female employees is also well looked after. APEDA has provided a separate ladies room within the office premises.

As per Govt. norms, the reservation for physically handicapped persons is 3% of the total strength in all grades. APEDA has total sanctioned staff strength of 124 out of which two are physically handicapped employees. The requirement of 3% will be completed in subsequent recruitments.

1.5 APEDA'S PRESENCE

APEDA has marked its presence in almost all agro potential states of India and has been providing services to agri-export community through its head office, five Regional offices and 13 Virtual offices.

Head Office

Regional Offices

Virtual Offices

The Virtual offices have been established in association with respective State Governments / agencies. Basic information about APEDA, its functions, registration and financial assistance schemes etc. is being made available to entrepreneurs / prospective exporters by these virtual offices.