Showing posts with label Ration Card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ration Card. Show all posts

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Apply for a ration card online

Ration Card Online

Ration card is a very important nationality as well as identity proof. Besides, it also provides the right to purchase goods from rationing shops. A person can apply for a ration card online.
To get a new ration card, the applicant will have to follow the below mentioned steps:
  • Collect the application form for ration card.
  • Forms are available at any office of Food and Civil Supplies department.
  • Fill up the form properly.
  • Specify properly the name of the state in which you wish to get new ration card.
Now the applicant will have to show/submit all the following documents with Ration Card application form]
  • Voter identity card.
  • A Rs. 2 worth of court fee stamp
  • Residential proof
Any one of the following documents may be considered as residential proof
  • Receipt of tax payment
  • Document of rent agreement
  • Gas bill
  • Bank passbook
  • Electricity bill
  • Telephone bill
  • Letter mailed by post office in your house
All of the above documents have to submit in jurisdictional range office.
If the applicant wants to get a new ration card in a new area, but have an old one at his/her previous residential place, then the process will be little bit different.
  • The applicant will have to submit surrender certificate of previous place.
  • The applicant should submit deletion certificate (in case of married person who moved to another place due to marriage.
In both the above defined cases the Ration Card is issued in the same day.

Use your ration card regularly, or it might be cancelled

If you do not use your ration card regularly, you could stand to lose it under new rules from the Controller of Rationing. To retain your card, you will now have to buy ration with it every month, failing which the card will be canceled in three months. If you own a white ration card, you will have to fill in a form ever year to keep it valid.

Dr Ashwini Joshi, Controller of Rationing, has issued a circular asking all ration shop owners to informed her office if any card holder has not used his card for three consecutive months, and intends to cancel all such cards.

"This is actually a drive to detect bogus cards in the city. The process is continuous, which is why we have launched this drive. All card holders have to get confirmation on their ration cards that they bought goods from an authorised shop. In case someone fails to do so for three months, the card will be suspended," said Pramod Salve, deputy controller of rationing.

"We are compiling data on card holders who do not buy ration. In such cases it will be deemed that the card is not in use and probably bogus. But we will not take further steps without verifying all the facts," he added.

In case the holder plans to be out of the city for over three months, he or she will have to inform the shop owner so that the card is not suspended," Salve said.

"White card holders will have to fill in a form every year stating that the holder lives at the address mentioned on the ration card,” he added. Naseem Khan, minister of state, confirmed that the circular had been issued. He said, "I told the department that they can continue their drive to detect bogus ration cards, but should not trouble genuine card holders.”