Ration card is an essential and important document for every citizen in India. It is issued by the State government to its citizens as per the public distribution system and is mainly used in India to buy from fair price shops/ration depots. Full information about this is given in this article. From this article, we will guide you How to Apply For Ration Card and Check Status online. To get the status of your ration card online in your home, you have to follow some simple and easy steps.

Apply For Ration Card and Check Status Online


What is Ration Card

Ration card is a very important document for us which is used everywhere. It is used as resident proof and ID proof in many places. Ration cards are made by the state government. This is especially for those who are poor or below the poverty line. With the help of ration cards, food is provided to those people at a low cost. So that those who cannot buy food from other shops, those people can be made available at affordable prices through government shops, so that no citizen of our country will go hungry. Ration card contains information about you and your families, such as name, address, and photo, which gives you proof of being a member of the family.


Types of Ration card

There are three types of Ration cards.

  • BPL (Below Poverty Line) Ration card
  • APL (Above Poverty Line) Ration card
  • AAY (Antyodaya Anna Yojana) Ration Card


Benefits of ration card

Ration card is an important document for every family in India. However, the Ration Card is a solid proof of identity as well as the resident. It is also used by the state or central government to obtain essential goods at a subsidized rate. The main uses of ration cards are as follows -
  1. If you ever apply for a voter ID card, then you can show the copy of the ration card as ID proof or proof of residence.
  2. Copy of ration card is also valid for taking telephone connection or SIM card.
  3. You can also use a ration card as an ID for a driving license.
  4. If you apply for a PAN card, then you can use it as proof of your address.
  5. New LPG Gas Connection
  6. For passport
  7. Adhar card
  8. If you or your child needs a domestic certificate, you can still use it.


Importance Of Ration Card

Ration card is mainly used for the distribution of food items, but apart from this, ration card has many uses.
  • Through the ration card, daily use items like wheat, rice, sugar, kerosene, etc. are given at the right price, and those below the poverty line are given it at a lower price.
  • A ration card is also useful as an identity card.
  • If a person wants to open a gas connection, telephone connection, passport, or bank account, then the ration card is useful as basic proof. A ration card is also useful as residential proof.


How to Apply for Ration Card

There are two ways to apply for ration cards. Online and offline. But in some states of India, online application is not available. For example, the only offline application is available to apply for a ration card in Assam.

To apply for the online ration card, first, you have to visit the state food supply website and there you will have to select the form of ration card and fill in all the details and submit it. To know your state food supply website visit the link below:

How to Apply For Ration Card and Check Status Online

National Food Security Portal

To get an offline ration card you need to submit it to the FCS & CA authority of the District/Sub-Division(C) in the prescribed Proforma-C. For the Proforma-C, click on the download link below:

Download Proforma-C 


Required Documents for New Ration Card

  1. Detailed particulars of family members
  2. Copies of birth certificates of minor members(Below 10 years in age)
  3. Certified copy of the relevant page of Voter List
  4. Copy of Tax Pay / Land Revenue Pay receipt
  5. Surrender certificate of Ration Card/Family Identity holding or non-availability certificate from the FCS&CA authority where the applicant previously resided.
  6. Address Proof (attested copy of PAN Card /Driving License / Bank Passbook / Post Office Passbook /Municipal Holding receipt / Electricity Bill / Telephone Bill)


Required Documents for Duplicate Ration Card

  1. Self Declaration
  2. Police Report


Required Documents for Separate Ration Card

  1. Surrender Certificate(s) in original
  2. Parental Ration Cards in original
  3. Self Declaration
  4. Certificate From Village Head/Gaon Panchayat president/Ward Commissioner
  5. No Objection Certificate by Head of Family of Parental Ration Card for the inclusion of additional members (Attested Copies)
  6. Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate / X Pass Certificate / declared / other)
  7. Proof of Residence
  8. Photo Identity / Election / PAN / Driving license card / Passport


Required Documents for Inclusion / Deletion / Surrender

  1. Original Ration Card
  2. Local Certificate / Election Card / PAN / Driving license / Passport
  3. Proof of Date of Birth(Birth Certificate/X Pass Certificate/declared/other)
  4. Surrender Certificate in original (for inclusion, if any)
  5. Death Certificate in case of death of a member


Required Documents for Change of Head of Family

  1. Original Ration Card
  2. Death Certificate in case of death of Head of Family
  3. No Objection Certificate


Required Documents for Child to Adult Conversion

  1. Original Ration Card
  2. Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate / X Pass Certificate / as declared / other)


Required Documents for Change of FPS and/or Residential Address

  1. Original Ration Card
  2. Photo Identity / Election Identity Card / PAN / Driving license / Passport


How to Check Ration Card Status online

To get the status of the ration card, you have to follow the steps given below:

            PDS Beneficiaries Register >> Ration Card Details

How to Apply For Ration Card and Check Status Online

2: Choose your state from the list (In my case I am from Assam, then I will select Assam)

How to Apply For Ration Card and Check Status Online


3: Choose your district (My district is Sonitpur so I will choose Sonitpur)

How to Apply For Ration Card and Check Status Online


4: Select your Tehsil from the list.

How to Apply For Ration Card and Check Status Online


5: Select your Village name.

How to Apply For Ration Card and Check Status Online


Congratulations, now you can see your ration card details.

How to Apply For Ration Card and Check Status Online