How to apply for Ration Card Online

How to apply for Ration Card Online

Gone are the days when you would have to stand in line and spend many days waiting for your application for Ration card. The only way to get an ration card was by employing an agent, who would charge big money for getting your work done. New initative of government of India. Here is how to apply for Ration card online.

Applicants would have to scan and upload the documents in the OTP based Online system.  An Officer will make visit to your home for verifying the original papers. You will also have to visit the Ration office after taking an online appointment, like you do for your passports application. This will reduce the time taken for applying for a new passport. This is  under the Right to Services Act passed by the government. People will now get their new ration cards within 30 days of their application.

Instructions To Fill The Online Ration Card
1. Please enter all the mandatory(* marked) fields,null or empty will not be accepted.
2. Incomplete application form will not be accepted.
3. Applicant should upload scan photograph of head of family in GIF,JPG format and should not exceed 100 KB in size.
4. Applicant should upload scan Enclosure in GIF,JPG,pdf format and should not exceed 200 KB in size.
5. Scanned documents required from the applicant for upload:
(A)ID Proof(any one):Aadhaar /NPR card,Driving License,Government / Semi Government organization’s Identity card,PAN Card,Passport,Voter ID card of Election Commission.
(B)Proof of Residential address (Any one):Rent receipt,Recent month Electricity bill,Photocopy of Present electoral list,Aadhar card,House Tax Receipt,Recent water supply bill,Any other Proof or Certificate of Residence,Rent Agreement,Sales deed (registered),Recent Telephone bill(Govt Company),Bank Passbook,NOC from a landloard/House,Owner with Photo ID
(C)Other Mandatory documents (1)(any one): Self-Signed Certificate(Proforma 2)
(D)Other Mandatory documents(2)(any one):Medical certificate, Name exclusion Certificate, Ration Card Surrender Certificate
6.Selecting Head of Family for Application- Oldest female Family member (Not below than 18 years), the oldest male member if there is not an eligible Female member in the family.

They form can be submitted online on the following http://epds.nic.in/nic-scbpdsMAHA/epds/

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