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Why is a Ration Card important
Ration Card is amongst one of the most important documents for every person in India; this document is provided on an order or authority of the State Government. Now, you can apply for ration card online very easily in simple and also you can check ration card status online.
Ration card details provide an important proof of Identity and Residence of citizens, it also used as proof of applying for making a Domicile certificate, Birth Certificate, Voter ID card etc. you can also check ration card details by name
Ration cards offer identification as well entitle the holder to a ration of food, fuel, or other goods issued by the Government of India. They are primarily used when purchasing subsidized foodstuffs (wheat, rice, sugar ) and kerosene.
The cards are applied in the state you belong to. We can help you with the form and compilation of documents. This will help you sort out the process quickly and smoothly. So go ahead, let us help you!
Kinds of Ration (Rashan) Cards :
- Blue/Yellow/Green/Red Ration cards – For people that are living below poverty line. These ration cards are for obtaining various subsidies on food, fuel and other goods.
- White Ration cards – These ration cards are for people living above the poverty line they help as an identification.
Who all can apply for a Ration (rashan) card :
- Any person permanently living in India who wants to have a ration but,
He/ She or some other person on his behalf, has not already applied or in possession of such a card.
He/ She or any member of his family is not included in another ration card.
Ration cards have been used in India for some time now to provide a specific economic class of society, namely people earning less than a particular figure, subsidies on food grains and other cooking necessities. The amount that they receive depends on their household income. Although the Government of India used printed booklets, with all the financial information of the family, for the longest time, they are slowly switching to digital and keeping up with the times. This switch has not been made throughout the country since ration cards are being handled individually by different states but has been incorporated in a few states.
The most important part of the process is that it can be handled paperlessly, and at the convenience of the applicant, whether relating to their time or location, which makes the entire method faster and way more appealing than the previous one. Not only is the process of applying for a ration card made paperless, but so is the ration card itself. From a paper booklet, ration cards are now little bits of plastic.
West Bengal got with the program and began switching the ration cards of their people. People without ration cards found the switch easier since they would be applying for a digital ration card directly, however, those with their booklets had to follow a tedious system to handle the transition. Furthermore, they don’t have a proper system for the cancellation of ration cards for people who already have them but are working on it and would have one soon.
Many states started following the example and handling the ration card creation process paperlessly, thereby creating digital cards.
There are multiple benefits of using digital cards, from the point of view of people and the Government when providing them.
- They are tougher to duplicate than their paper booklet
- They last longer since they are made of plastic and don’t rip or get spoilt due to water or age.
- They can be used by fair price shops since the technology would be provided and tracked easily which reduced fake entries or mentioning incorrect amounts of food and grain provided, especially when this used to be handled
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The different levels at which various states have gone through the digitization process
Different states have reached various levels of digitization for the ration card application process.
Some of them only providing online forms, others providing a link to upload their applications, still
others a link to check the status of the uploaded documents. Some states going all the way as to provide a process to apply for a digital ration card through an online platform.
The process of downloading online application forms, and submitting them at the office was handled by these states.
Andra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Odisha, West Bengal, and Delhi
While ration cards were being handled through a website in these states.
Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and many more.
Documents required for a Ration (rashan) card :
- Surrender certificate/ Deletion certificate/ No card certificate if there is no previous family card
- Proof of identity and residence
- A self-addressed and stamped postal cover or postcard.
- Three passports sized photographs
- Details about earlier applications and rejections (if applicable)
- Details of any LPG connection
- Mobile number/email id
Proof of Identity to apply for Ration card:
- Aadhaar card
- Employee identity card
- Voter ID
- Any government issued identity card
- Health card (including the Aaragoyasri card)
- Driving license
Address Proof to apply for Ration Card:
- Voter ID
- House ownership document/ rental agreement
- Driving license
- Aadhaar card
- Any recent utility bill including electricity, water, and gas bills
- First page of bank passbook
For member Removal / Deleting:
- Death certificate
- Transfer certificate
- Marriage certificate
For Member Adding / Including:
- Birth certificate