Seeding and validation of Aadhaar will be done instantly at FPSs through ePoS machine on the basis of Aadhaar based Biometric Authentication. Aadhaar seeding process is started from 22.07.2021 onwards.
Food & Supplies Department, Govt. of West Bengal
Food & Supplies Directorate is mainly responsible for availability and distribution of foodgrains and other essential commodities to the valid ration Card holders.
Food & Supplies Department has developed a Web Based Solution namely “Service Record Monitoring System” for Constituted Cadre officers of “West Bengal Food & Supplies Services” under URL https://food.wb.gov.in/SRMS.
Government of West Bengal in F&S Department has decided to participate in nationwide One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme. Through this scheme, NFSA beneficiaries can lift foodgrain anywhere in India through Aadhaar based Biometric Authentication.
e-Ration Card facility is available to those beneficiaries who have seeded Aadhaar numbers of all their family members who have Ration Cards. e-Ration Card Number and Digital Ration Card No. will remain same.
Primitive tribal groups, workers of closed tea gardens, pavement dwellers of Kolkata, ‘Aila’ affected people, drought affected of Purulia, residents of Darjeeling hill area and inhabitants of Jangalmahal will get food-grains at the rate of Rs. 2/- per Kg.
Distribution of foodgrains shall mandatorily be done only by way of production of Digital Ration Cards by the beneficiaries with effect from 01.09.2017.
Procedure for issue of new ration card, duplicate ration card, cancellation of ration card and modification (Life cycle management of ration card) in West Bengal.
Social audit on the functioning of Fair Price Shops, Public Distribution System and other welfare schemes shall be conducted under section 28 of the Act.
All applications shall be received only at the Block Food Inspector’s Office in case of rural areas, at Municipal Food Inspector’s Office in non-SR Municipal areas, at RO’s Office in case of SR areas and in the Office of the Deputy Manager of Borough Offices in case of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.