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 a Ration card.

The only way to get a ration card was by employing an agent who would charge big money for getting your work done. New initative of the government of India. Here is how to apply for a Ration card online.

Applicants must scan and upload the documents to the OTP-based Online system.  An Officer will visit your home to verify the original papers.

You will also have to visit the Ration office after taking an online appointment as you do for your passport application. This will reduce the time taken to apply 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 – Ration card online application

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 the head of the 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 not exceed 200 KB in size.
5. Scanned documents required from the applicant for upload:
(A)ID Proof(anyone): 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 (Anyone): 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 landlord/House, Owner with Photo ID
(C)Other Mandatory documents (1)(anyone): Self-Signed Certificate(Proforma 2)
(D)Other Mandatory documents(2)(anyone): Medical certificate, Name exclusion Certificate, Ration Card Surrender Certificate
6. Selecting Head of Family for Application- Oldest female Family member (Not below 18 years), the oldest male member if there is no eligible Female member in the family.

The form can be submitted online at the following :

Maharashtra Ration Card has some eligibility rules :

The primary criteria for the Maharastra Ration card are that you must be a resident of Maharashtra and not hold any other ration card.

Ration CardsRequirements
Yellow Ration CardFor Families that are falling under Below Poverty Line (BPL) category
Saffron Ration CardFor Families whose income is above Rs.15,000 but less than Rs.1 lakh yearly
White Ration CardFor Families whose income is above  Rs.1 lakh

Here is list of Indian states and the various ways of applying for a Ration card online

Indian StateApply for a digital ration cardDownload application formCheck Status
Andhra Pradesh Download Application 
Arunachal Pradesh Download Application 
BiharApply Online  
Chattisgarh Download Application 
GujaratApply OnlineDownload Application 
HaryanaApply Online  
Himachal Pradesh Download ApplicationPrint Ration Card
Jammu and Kashmir Download Application 
JharkhandApply Online  
KeralaApply Online Check Status
MaharashtraApply Online  
Mizoram Download Application 
Odisha Download ApplicationCheck Status
PunjabApply Online  
DelhiApply Online  
West Bengal Download Application 
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsApply Online  
Dadra and Nagar HaveliApply Online  
TripuraApply Online  

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