A ration card is one of the official documents which is issued by a state government. As defined by the government, different households fall under certain categories on the basis of their family income. Based on that, these families are allowed to purchase food grains at subsidised rates through the Public Distribution System or PDS. The PDS carries on its functions under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The amount of rationed goods that a family is entitled to is also decided by the type of the ration card issued to them.
You can check the list of ration card for the year 2022 of Himachal Pradesh by following the list of instructions mentioned below:
The eligibility criteria for an applicant who wants to apply for a ration card in Himachal Pradesh can be summed up as follows:
The documents required to apply for a ration card in Himachal Pradesh can be summed up as follows:
The process for application of a ration card in Himachal Pradesh can be summed up as follows:
An applicant will have to follow the steps mentioned below to check the status of their ration card application in Himachal Pradesh.
The smart ration cards which are issued by the state government will be available on the official ePDS Transparency Portal. An applicant can use the website to download and print the digital copy of their ration card from the website itself. A user has to follow the steps mentioned below to download the ration card:
You will be required to submit a duly filled up the Form-II application for the issuance of a ration card in Himachal Pradesh. You can collect the physical copy of a form from one of nearest offices or you can just visit the official website of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs of Himachal Pradesh at https://food.hp.nic.in/ to download the form. It is available in 2 languages – Hindi and English.
The expected date of the issuance of the ration card is mentioned in the receipt itself. However, this time period might vary. Under normal circumstances, it usually takes a week or less than that for a ration card to be issued in Himachal Pradesh. This is on the basis of the day when the application form is submitted along with the other relevant documents.
A nominal fee is applicable for the issuance of ration cards.
A fee of Rs.5 is applicable for the issuance of a new ration card.
A fee of Rs.5 is applicable for the issuance of a duplicate ration card.
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