Ration Card

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What is itA ration card is issued under the authority of the state government, as per the public distribution system, enabling people to make purchases of essentials at discounted price from fair price shops.

Importance

  • A ration card is a very vital document for an Indian citizen.
  • Apart from providing essential goods at a subsidized rate, it also is a proof of residence and citizenship.
  •  It is also a must to get a passport, bank account, trade license, driving license, issue a card of employment exchange.
  • It acts as an important tool for identification while applying for other certificates like the Domicile Certificate, Voters ID Card.

How to get it: For new ration card, contact your local  Food and Civil Supplies department on any working days (i.e Monday-Friday) to obtain the application form for making a new consumer (Ration) card.

Note: You can also download the application form from the website of the Food and Supplies Department, Government of West Bengal. (weblink: http://www.wbfood.gov.in/rationing.php)

 Documents that are required are as follows:

  1. Passport sized photographs of the head of the family attested by a gazette officer/MLA/MP/Municipal Councillor,
  2. Voter identity card,
  3. A Rs. 2 worth of court fee stamp,
  4. The surrender/ Deletion Certificate of the previous Ration Card, if there was any,
  5. Specified proofs of residence.
  6.  Any one of the following documents 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

In case you are not able to provide any proof of residence, the circle FSO conducts spot inquiries by recording the statements of two independent witnesses in your neighbourhood.

If a new born baby’s name is to be enlisted in the family ration card, then

  •  Go to Food and Commodities section of District collector Office
  •  Collect application form
  •  Indicate your relationship with your baby in the form

Additionally, the following documents are required along with the application form:

  •  Birth certificate of new born baby
  • Your marriage certificate
  • Parents’ ration card of your child, that is, you and your husband/wife’s ration card.

In the existing ration card, if you want to make any corrections, you need to fill up a form (available at http://www.wbfood.gov.in/rationing.php) and apply to the rationing officer of your locality with relevant documents. 

In case of change of address outside the Sub area, you must obtain a surrender certificate given by the previous ration office, get the ration cards cancelled from the Ration Office of issue and apply for a fresh ration card with the rationing officer of the changed area.

If you have lost your ration card, then file a diary with the police, fill up a form (available at http://www.wbfood.gov.in/rationing.php) and contact your local  Food and Civil Supplies department with all documents.

Note: Please carry all the documents with the hard copy of the application form (if downloaded from the website) both in original and photocopies.  Normally it takes 15 days for a Ration Card to be issued.

BPL, AAY and Annapurna ration cards are issued by the Rationing Officer on the basis of lists prepared by Panchayat and Rural Development Deptt. / Municipal Affairs Department.

Apart from Ration Cards being issued to individuals, such Cards are also issued to the Social Welfare Institution / NGOs on receipt of the following:-

  1.  Prayer / Application
  2.  Residential Proof
  3.  Certificate from Social Welfare Department
  4.  List of Inmates with supporting documents
  5.  Source of Income.

GrievancesYou can complain about any problem regarding collection of ration by dint of ‘public cell’ through an application or addressing – To, The Director, Public Grievance & Assistance Office, Khadya Bhavan, 11A Free School Street, Calcutta – 700 087.

Area Office throughout Calcutta

 

(I) Deputy Director of Rationing/Initial Area II :

 

(1) Shyampukur  Shed no.- 14  11A, Free School Street, Calcutta – 87
(2) Maniktala II  Shed no. – 6 11A, Free School Street, Calcutta – 87
(3) Jorasanko  Shed no. – 6 11A, Free School Street, Calcutta – 87
(4) Burrabazar  Shed no. – 6  11A, Free School Street, Calcutta – 87
(5) Park Street  50, Rippon Street, Calcutta – 16.
(6) Muchipara  70E, Ananda Palit Road, Calcutta – 14.
(7) Beliaghata P-20, Beliaghata Main Road, Calcutta – 85.
(8) Maniktala II 224, A.P.C. Road, Calcutta.
(9) Chitpur  224, A.P.C. Road, Calcutta.
(10) Amherst Street 116 Vivekananda Road, Calcutta – 6.
(11) Cossipore 5 K.C. Road, Calcutta – 2
(12) Burrabazar  3 Baipuntha Sen Lane, Burrabazar, Calcutta. 
   

(II) Deputy Director of Rationing/Initial Area I :

 

(1) Bhawanipore  51B, Kali Temple Road, Calcutta – 16
(2) Wartgunge 52B, Kali Temple Road, Calcutta – 26.
(3) Behala West  15A, S,M. Roy Road, Calcutta – 38.
(4) Garden Reach B-193 Garden Reach, Calcutta – 24 
(5) Tollygunge 145, Regent Park, Calcutta – 40.
(6) Jadavpur 40A, Southand Park, Calcutta – 29.
(7) Haltu  CIT Complex, Jadavpur.
(8) Ballygunge 24 Hindustan Park, Calcutta – 29. 
(9) Behala East P-656 Tollygunge Circular Road, Cal – 53.
(10) Beniapukur 5/10C Rifle Range Road, Cal – 19.
(11) New Alipore  12, Peary Mohan, Calcutta – 27.
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65 responses to “Ration Card

  1. Shushanta Saha

    Hello,
    I have not any ration card for my family. Please help me how can I get easily digital ration for for my all members. We have Aadhaar card, pan card address proof etc. Please help me.
    Regards,
    Shushanta

  2. sahadat hussain

    Ratio card information

  3. swapan ghosh

    sir ,.
    i submitted a form to my holefamily for ration card. but till now no any ration card given from your side. plase help me for ration card.
    thank you
    swapan ghosh

  4. ismaile mullick

    Plz give me my ration card deatils. My name is ismaile mullick and my fathar name idrahim mullick. Vill hazipur p.o chairpur p.s jangiepara .d.s hoogly plz sir helf me

  5. Ashok Bhattacharjee

    Respected Sir,
    My family holding four ration card No’s.M.R. GH 510013, M.R. GH510014, M.R. YY 754014 AND M.R. AP 12539195. MY LOCAL AREA IS UNDER INSPECTOR (F&S),SONARPUR, SOUTH 24 PARGANAS.
    I HAVE SUBMIT FORM III -U(for inclusion in the NFSA) duly filled in and enclosed xerox copy of existing ration cards twice. Once in local area ration shop No.MA 78, B.K.PAL and again to the area Inspectors office in March 2017 bearing bar code No. 17-801746-17-053882.
    SINCE JANUARY 5, 2017 MY FAMILY NOT GETTING ANY RATION FROM THE SHOP. NOT RECEUVED ANY DIGITAL CARD, NFSA CARD.
    MY KEEN REQUEST TO YOUR MAGNANIMITY KINDLY LOOK INTO THE FACT AND ARRNGE RATION FOR MY FAMILY. BEING A SENIOR CITIZEN AND RETIRED FROM NGO ,NO PENSION ETC. I AM UNABLE TO RUN MY FAMILY WITHOUT RATION FOOD. AREA SDO GIVEN A CERTIFICATE FOR MY LOW INCOME CATEGORY. I AM RESIDING AT TENTULBERIA, MADHYAPARA, GARIA.KOL-700084, UNDER RAJPUR SONARPUR MUNICIPALITY, WARD NO.6. MY MOBILE NO. 9433210317.

  6. Goutam Banerjee

    i am a freelance worker and work in unorganized sector, i am economically vulnerable, on 10.03.17 i applied for digital ration card under the scheme of RKSY,to RO Ballygunge, but i did not get it , instead RO of Ballygunge informed me that my application form has been sent to borough X for further proceeding ,such reply of RO Ballygunge confused me, because i knew that west bengal food & supply department is responsible to provide us the digital ration card, even west bengal govt is advertising it . But how the RO sent my application to Borough X is rediculous and i am astonished by the reply, so, please guide me how i will get the digital ration card for that i am being harrassed by the RO , Ballygunge, officer of Borough X and the officers of Food & Supply, Khadya Bhawan .

  7. SUBIMAL SARKAR

    deposit all forms duly filled in and get the receipt bearing bar code no09-801678-17031730 for digital ration card at FCI office PURTABHABAN SADARGJHAT PURBA BURDWAN in the name of SUBIMALSARKAR AND OTHERS NO CARD YET ISSUED TILL DATE

  8. Bijoy Dutta

    I have apply a new ration card for my doughtier & my wife at 26-04-2017 but still now i did not get any information or ration card, every departments staff can not help me.

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