• Odisha Ration Card

    The ration card is one such document which primarily enables the people of a state to receive rice grains, wheat and other food at subsidised rates. The Odisha ration card also serves as a primary document for identification as well for the citizens who hold it.

    Issued by the government of the state, the Odisha ration card is majorly given to the sections of the society who have a comparatively lower annual income and cannot afford the non-subsidised rates for food and grain. This article aims to informing you about the eligibility criteria for applying for a ration card, the application procedure along with the documents required to be submitted.

    Odisha Ration Card List 2020

    To check the ration card list in the state of Odisha, here are the steps which need to be followed:

    1. Visit the official website of the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare website.
    2. Enter the name of your district, ward number, block and centre name.
    3. Click on ‘Get Report’.
    4. Once done, the list of names will be displayed on your screen.

    Odisha Ration Card Eligibility

    To apply for an Odisha ration card, the applicant must fulfil the eligibility criteria. The primary eligibility criteria to apply for the ration card are:

    • The applicant or the family of the applicant must not possess any other ration card issued by the state.
    • The applicant must be a citizen of India.

    Types of Odisha Ration Card

    There are mainly three types of ration cards given by the state of Odisha to its citizens who fall in a certain income category. The three types of ration card are:

    • APL Ration cards: The APL ration card is given to the people who fall over the poverty line.
    • BPL Ration cards: The people who have a family annual income of less than Rs.1 lakh are below the poverty line.
    • Antyodaya ration cards: The Antyodaya Anna Yojana card given to those who are economically weaker in the society.

    Documents Required to apply for an Odisha Ration Card

    To apply for the Odisha ration card, a set of documents must be submitted as requested by the government for verification. The set of documents required for the card are:

    • Passport size photograph
    • Address proof
    • Bank passbook
    • Income certificate
    • Aadhaar card
    • Ration card surrender receipt (in case of transfer)
    • Photo identification proof of all members of the family.

    How to Apply for an Odisha Ration Card

    To apply for an Odisha ration card, you can do so through offline methods only. Since the application procedure is not available online, applicants must visit the official TSO or DFO offices to apply for the ration card and submit the application. However, from the official website of the Consumer Welfare website of the government, the application form for a new ration card can be downloaded and filled.

    The steps to apply for an Odisha ration card are:

    1. Visit the official website of the government department.
    2. On the home page, click on the option of E-bitaran.
    3. The website will redirect you to a different page.
    4. From the list of options, select the link of the online application form for a ration card.
    5. The form will be automatically downloaded to your system.
    6. Print the form and fill in the details as required.
    7. Once the form is filled, the necessary documents must be attached to the form and then submitted at the nearest DFO office.

    Once the application is submitted, the documents and application are verified by the government and the new ration card takes up to 30 days to be sent to the registered address of the applicant.

    FAQs

    1. Is it possible to make changes to a new ration card?

      Yes, it is possible to make any changes to the ration card. To do so, you will have to visit the DFO office and make a request to change the required detail on the ration card. You will need to produce a set of documents as proof that the changes requested are legitimate. Once verified, the officer will change the details on the ration card.

    2. How many days does it take for the ration card to be sent to the address?

      It can take up to 30 days for the ration card to be dispatched to the registered address of the applicant. Since the application form along with the documents submitted needs to be verified, the procedure takes up to one month.

    3. Is it possible to apply for a ration card online?

      No, all applicants must visit the nearest DFO or TSO office in their city to apply for the ration card. However, on the official website of the Consumer Welfare of the government, the application form for a new ration card can be downloaded. However, it must be filled by the applicant offline and submitted at the office.

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