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Ration Card

Ration Cards are distributed by the Food and Supplies Department, Government of West Bengal.

Aadhaar Linking with Ration Card through ePOS by eKYC

Food and Supplies.

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.

Implementation of One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) Scheme

Food and Supplies.

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.

Introduction of e-Ration Card in West Bengal

Food and Supplies.

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.

Distribution of Foodgrains against Digital Ration Card

Food and Supplies.

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.

Life Cycle Management of Ration Card in West Bengal

Food and Supplies.

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.

Distribution of Foodgrain on Submission of Old Ration Card

Food and Supplies.

Inclusion/ Rectification of Name/ Address under NFSA/ RKSY

Food and Supplies.

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.

Lifting of Food Grains from Fair Price Shop Dealer

Food and Supplies.

In case of lifting of food grains from a Fair Price Shop dealer, the ration card holder shall have the option to lift the allocated quota of foodgrains, a) for current week; or b) following weeks

Benefit of Lifting Lapsed Quota by a Ration Card Holder

Food and Supplies.

Ration card holders who failed to collect their weekly/fortnightly quota will be allowed to lift their lapsed quota during eight weeks following the week when his/her entitlement becomes due.

Computerization of Ration Card in West Bengal

Information and Cultural Affairs.

Computerization of Ration Card in West Bengal has been started and will be continued upto 09th February, 2014. All concerned are requested to contact to respective ration shop at the earliest.