How To Add New Name In Ration Card?

What is ration card?

Ration Card is a card issued by the government to the citizens of the country to buy subsidized food items such as wheat and rice and fuel like LPG and kerosene. They have turned out to be very helpful for the poor. It provides them with basic food items and also serves as an identity proof and provides a connection to the government database.

There are three types of ration card issued by the government of India:

1. BPL Ration Card:

It is basically for the families falling below the poverty line. Those who do not cross the income of 10,000 annually can apply for BPL Ration Card.

2.APL Ration Card:

It is basically for the families who fall above the poverty line. There is no income limit for this and anybody can apply for this ration card.

3.Antyodaya Ration Card

This is issued to the poorest family struggling to survive in the country. Unemployed people, woman and old people are covered under this category.

Why delete a name?

The process of adding a name of the family member is not difficult and can be done easily and hassle free. Usually, it takes 7-15 days and verification of documents. The reasons why the name of the family member is to be added are:

  1. Newborn baby in the family
  2. Daughter in law in the family
  3. Some other reason

How to add the name online?

Follow the step by step instructions given below to add the name of the family member in the ration card.

  1. Go to the official website of your state’s food and supply department.
  2. Find the link to add the name of a family member.
  3. Click on the link and a page will be displayed showing the application form.
  4. Fill in the application form. Make sure you do it carefully without any mistakes.
  5. Submit the form after completing it. Make sure you upload the documents asked.
  6. An official from food and supply department will verify the documents and may visit your residence for the same.
  7. This completes the process of getting the name of a family member added in ration card.

How to delete the name offline?

If one does not have proper access to  the computer or the internet then the name can be deleted through the offline process also. Go to the local food and supply department and ask for the application form of name addition. Fill in the application form given and attach the copy of the documents required. The fee of name addition varies from state to state. However, usually, 5-10 Rs are taken for getting the name added. A receipt will be given to you in return. An official from food and supply department will verify the documents and may visit your residence for the same.

Documents required:

  1. Copy of birth certificate of newly born child
  2. Original Ration Card
  3. ID Proof of parents
  4. Original application form
  5. Hand wrote application
  6. Marriage certificate
  7. Wedding invitation card

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