Digital Ration Card in West Bengal 2021: Apply online, status, Add member

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West Bengal Digital Ration Card 2021: Ration cards are provided by the government mainly for the poor people. Through ration cards, governments distribute essential items at subsidized rates to the poor people such as rice, wheat, mustard oil etc.

In today’s world of digitization, everything is getting digitized. Almost all the departments have updated their records on digital platforms. The department of Food and Supplies, Government of Bengal has decided to make the public distribution system transparent, so that the beneficiaries can get the items provided by government as soon as possible. Government of Bengal has launched an online website for Public Distribution System (PDS).

Digital ration cards are launched to make the system of ration and other essential commodities’ distribution more transparent.

Here, in this article we will share each and every detail about the Digital Ration Cards in West Bengal for you. It will include how to apply for digital ration card, digital ration card online portal, online application, ration card status, how to add new member in digital ration card, delete member, change name, check ration card name list etc.

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What is e-ration card?

What is  Digital e-Ration Card in WB

E-ration card is not much different from the conventional hardcopy ration cards. It is a pdf document issued to the beneficiary from the authorities of government to distribute essential commodities of day to day life to poor people at subsidized prices.

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How to apply for digital ration card (online and offline)?

If you want to apply for a new digital ration card, then you should have the details of your old ration card. Otherwise you have to take a coupon from government authorities. The coupon can be get from your district headquarters, SDO, BDO or concerned department of municipality.

Steps for applying online:

Apply For Digital Ration Card Visit the official website of Department of Food and Supplies, Government of  West Bengal
  1. Visit the official website of Department of Food and Supplies, Government of Bengal or click here.
  2. Click on the link Application Form for Non-Subsidized Ration Card or Conversion to Non-Subsidized Ration Card
  3. Enter your mobile number.
  4. OTP will be sent to the entered mobile number.
  5. Enter the OTP and validate your mobile number.
  6. In case you are an existing ration card holder, then select one of the options from AAY, PHH, SPHH, RKSY-I OR RKSY-II type ration card to convert into non subsidized ration card..
  7. If you are not the existing ration card customer, then there is no need to select these options.
  8. Now enter your residential details like house number, street, mohalla, village, town, district, tehsil, state, PIN code, mobile number, email address etc. and click on DISPLAY to view your entered information.
  9. Now you will get details of your family members on your screen. Select the members of family which you want to convert into non-subsidizied ration card.
  10. Now enter the additional details like aadhar number, PAN number etc.
  11. When you submit your information, you will get a confirmation message on the screen.
  12. If you don’t have a ration card yet, then click on ‘New Applicant –Don’t have a ration card’.
  13. Fill in the required family details and submit the application form.
  14. Verify the details and click on ‘Submit’ button.

Offline Apply:

One can also apply for the West Bengal Digital ration card in offline mode also. For this visit the nearest Seva Kendra or Public Distribution shop. Get the offline application form and fill it with all the necessary details. Attatch the photocopies of required documents with it and submit it as directed by the officials.

Eligibility for Digital Ration Card

If you want to get a digital ration card in West Bengal, then you must fulfill the following eligibility conditions:

  1. One should be a permanent resident of West Bengal and also have its supporting documents in original.
  2. If you already have a ration card then only you can apply for Digital ration card, otherwise first you have to apply for a temporary ration card.
  3. Newly wed couples can also apply for the new digital ration card under this scheme.

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Required Documents

To apply for digital ration card, following documents are required:

  1. Mobile Number for validating details
  2. Aadhar card
  3. Proof of residence
  4. PAN card number
  5. Voter ID
  6. Photographs of the family members
  7. Old ration card (otherwise apply for temporary ration card)
  8. Proof of age

West Bengal Digital Ration Card Status:

West Bengal Digital Ration Card Status: If you have applied for new ration card then you can check the status of your digital ration card online by following the below given easy steps:

check egiye west bengal ration card application status
  1. Visit the Check Application Status page by clicking here.
  2. Now select the form type for which you have already applied.
  3. Enter your 10 or 16 digit application number (Barcode number)
  4. If you don’t remember application number then you can search your ration card by entering the registered mobile number also.
  5. Enter the Captcha code and click on SUBMIT.
  6. You will get the status of your digital ration card on your screen.

Change name in Digital Ration Card:

Ration card name Correction Online West Bengal

If you want to change name of any of the member of your family in digital ration card, then you have to fill a form and submit it to your nearest Seva Kendra with necessary documents. Once the department verify your documents, they will update the name in your ration card. The link for the form is given below.

Form for name change in West Bengal Digital Ration Card

Change of Address in West Bengal Digital Ration Card

In case you have changed your address from one place to another, then same should be updated in the ration card also. For this, download the form of address change from below given link, fill it with appropriate details. Submit the form along with necessary documents for address proof to the nearest Seva Kendra. Once your address gets verified by the department, they will update your address in the ration card also. Download the address change form from below given link:

Form for Address change in West Bengal Digital Ration Card

WB Ration Card Important Links

Official WebsiteClick Here
Check Application StatusClick Here
Form for Name change in Ration CardPDF Link
Form for Address change in Ration CardPDF Link


Can a person have two ration cards?

Legally a person can’t have more than one ration card. It is illegal to have two ration cards for one person.

Who is eligible for AAY ration card?

AAY stands for Antyodaya Anna Yojana. It is a type of ration card issued to improvised families having family members such as old age, woman, unemployed members.

What is non subsidized ration card?

It is a type of ration card launched by Mamata Banerjee Government of West Bengal for people who don’t want subsidized ration. This ration card act as just an identity like Aadhar card, PAN card, Voter card etc.

Is ration card mandatory in India?

No. It is not necessary to have a ration card in India.

What is AAY in ration card?

AAY stands for Antyodaya Anna Yojana.

What is PR and AAY?

AAY stands for Antyodaya Anna Yojana and PR stands for Priority Houshold category.

Types of ration cards in West Bengal?

Following types of ration cards are in West Bengal:
1. APL Ration Card
2. BPL Ration Card
3. AAY or Antyodaya Anna Yojana Ration Cards
4. Annapurna Beneficiaries or PHH & SPHH Ration Cards
5.RKSY 1 Ration Card
6. RKSY 2 Ration Card

What is color of AAY ration card?

AAY cards are of Yellow colour.



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