How to Apply New Ration Card Online

Today we are going to answer one of most frequently asked question in India that is how to apply new ration card online. After aadhar card and voter ID proof, ration card is considered as the most valid identity proof in our country. Having a Indian ration card also insures that you will get the sufficient amount of food you need to feed your family from the public distribution department.

In our country Ration card is issued and validated by the government of the state in which you are living. Ration card is one of the most important document which you will need to prove your citizenship. Earlier ration card was only created through the offline mode but now when India is stepping up towards digitalization, almost everything can be done online. Now anyone can apply for ration card online. For applying ration card online you must follow the guidelines that we are going to mention in this article.

Before applying new ration card one must needs to check eligibility criteria.

Eligibility for Apply New Ration Card-

One must be a permanent Indian citizen then he or she wants to apply for ration card online. Although person who is above 18 years are eligible to apply for separate ration card but children below 18 years of age are included in the ration card of their parents.

Types of ration card-

In India, Ration card are of three types or we can say that the government of India has made it simpler for state government by dividing ration card into three different categories. These three different categories ration card are issued on the basis of the financial status of the family applying for ration card.

For extremely poor people- antyoday ration card

Antyoday card is issued to those family who are extremely poor, those who can not arrange food for even one day. This card can also be issued to the unemployed and old people based on their family status. The card is in yellow colour.

For people below just below poverty line- BPL card

BPL card is issued to those people whose family’s monthly income is below or equals to ₹ 10,000. Generally these kind of people belongs to the lower side of poverty line. BPL card is seen in blue, red and pink colour generally.

For people above poverty line- APL card

This card is allotted to the people who are above poverty line. This is no barrier of income, everyone above poverty line can apply for this ration card. This card comes in purple colour.

Documents required for applying new ration card:-

When you are going to apply new ration card, you must have all the important documents which are mentioned below.

1- Voter ID proof
2- at least 2 passport size photo of the head of the family
3- address proof
4- any type of bill (water, electricity etc)
5- aadhar card
6- pan card
7- any certificate issued by the government of India

Processing fees for ration card:-

This is one of the most important information one must be aware of because there are many people waiting for you so that they can take more money from you. The processing fee of ration card falls between ₹3 to ₹45 based on the state in which you are living.

Steps for apply new ration card online:-

There are only few steps you have to sincerely follow to apply for new ration card online-

1 – Find out the respective state government website you are living in because ration card is issued by the state government.

2 – Click on the concerned state government website.

3 – Scroll down and find the public distribution system option and click on it

4 – Now after clicking on it, a ration card form will appear on your screen.

5- Now add name in your ration card online and other information too.

6- Upload the required documents needed in pdf format only.

7- At the end download the form online and take a print out of the form with you.

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The print out will be very helpful in checking the ration card status because it carries registration number on it.

Your ration card will be delivered to your address within 15-30 days. If that does not happen then you please visit the official website and check the status of your ration card online. On the website you will get an reference number using which you can trace the status of you ration card. Although if you have filled every single details correctly then we don’t think there will be any problems. You will get your ration card within time.

So guys, we hope that this article will help you when you apply ration card online. Please follow the instructions which we have mentioned above. If you follow and work according to the guidelines you will not face any issue in applying for new ratio card online.

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