• Assam Ration Card

    The Assam Government, through the Public Distribution Scheme (PDS) of the Nation Food Security Act, 2013 issues ration cards to certain families of the state. A ration card is a document through which families of low income (as determined by PDS), or below the poverty line can avail food grains at a subsidised rate. Ration cards are now issued under the NFSA Scheme in Assam.

    How to Check Assam Ration Card List 2020

    You can check the Assam ration card list 2020 online. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

    • Visit the official website: Assam PDS Official
    • Choose your district name.
    • You will then be taken to the Tehsil name page. Select your Tehsil.
    • Once you click on the Tehsil name, you will see all the village names.
    • After you select your village name, the list of all Assam ration cards 2020 will appear.

    Assam Ration Card Eligibility

    Ration Cards Requirements
    AAY (Antyodaya Anna Yojana Families which have an annual income of less than Rs.1 lakh. They can avail 35kg/ration card.
    PHH (Priority Household) The PHH ration cards are given to families who live on an annual income of below Rs.1 lakh and they can avail 5kg/family member.

    Documents Required to Apply for Assam Ration Card

    Here is the list of documents you will need to submit when you apply for a ration card:

    • Copy of voter id as a proof of name as per the voter list
    • Birth certificates of all minor members of your family
    • Copy of receipt of land revenue pay/tax pay
    • Address proof (bank passbook/ driving license/telephone bill/electricity bill)
    • Your transfer certificate from the FCS & CA authority

    How to Apply for Assam Ration Card

    You have to visit the concerned Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs branch office to apply for a ration card.

    • Visit the website of the PDS: PDS Portal
    • Click on “PDS stake holders”, and then choose “In States”
    • One you choose “District Food and Supply Officer”, click on “FPS Dealers”.
    • Click on the state.
    • You will be taken to a new window. Here, select the district and block/Tehsil.
    • Then choose “view report”.
    • In every district page, you can search for “department” and also locate the contact details.
    • You can then visit the office and collect the application form.
    • Fill in all details on the application form.
    • Attach the copies of all the required documents and submit your application.
    • The concerned authority will verify your application and documents and will also issue a receipt of the application to you.
    • If there is no objection with your application, you will get the ration card via post in a few weeks’ time.

    How to Change Address in Assam Ration Card

    In order to make changes to the address on your ration card, you will need to submit your original ration card and one of the following documents:

    • Election identity card
    • Photo id
    • Driving license
    • PAN card

    FAQs

    1. How much time will it take to process my ration card?

      Once your application and the documents have been verified by the concerned authorities, your ration card will be processed within 2-3 weeks.

    2. What are the details required on my ration card?

      These are the details that will be printed on your ration card: information of the head of the family and immediate family members and their relationship with the head of the family, date of birth, your address and occupation.

    3. Can the Assam ration card be used in any other state?

      As per the PDS, there is no provision where you can use the Assam ration card in any other state of India.

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