Must Knows

West Bengal ration card: Eligibility, registration process and download 

[] A ration card helps get essential household items at subsidised rates. 

You may submit an application for a ration card in West Bengal if you are from the below the poverty line (BPL) category or slightly over the above poverty line (APL) group. This will allow you to buy food items at prices that are regulated. Additionally, the ration distribution card is also capable of performing the duties of a legal document issued by the government.

You are reading: West Bengal ration card: Eligibility, registration process and download 

Eligibility for West Bengal Ration Card

You are qualified to submit an application for a West Bengal ration card if you are a native of the state, but do not already have a ration card. 

Documents required

The following is a list of the documents that you will need to provide in case of applying for a ration card in West Bengal:

  • Address proof
  • ID proof
  • Income proof
  • Mobile phone 
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID/EPIC
  • Email ID
  • Age proof
  • Old ration card, if available 

Registration process for West Bengal ration card


  • Go to West Bengal’s Department of Food and Supplies’ official website.
  • The link ‘Application Form for Non-Subsidised Ration Card or Conversion to Non-Subsidised Ration Card’ may be found at the bottom of the page. Click on it.
  • Another window will pop up, asking you for your 10-digit mobile phone number.
  • You will get a one-time password (OTP) through text message to the phone number you provided. Select “VALIDATE” after entering the OTP.
  • If you are a current ration card holder, you will need to choose one of the following options: 
  1. AAY
  2. PHH
  3. SPHH
  4. RKSY-I
  5. RKSY-II Card

When applying for your first ration card, you do not have to choose any of the choices above.

  • Select one of the alternatives if you are an established consumer and want to convert your digital card to non-subsidised ration cards.
  • After that, you’ll need to fill in the:
  • District
  • Block/municipality
  • Gramme panchayat
  • Post office
  • Police station
  • Street lane number
  • PIN Code
  • Email address
  • Ration card number 

Read also : Drill bits: Uses, types and maintenance

To see the information, click on the ‘DISPLAY’ button.

  • The information about your members of the family will be shown on the screen. Once you’ve selected the card members you want to convert to a non-subsidised ration card, you may click on the ‘View Selected List’ button to see the list.
  • The next step is to input your personal information, such as: 
  1. Date of birth
  2. Aadhaar number
  3. EPIC number
  4. PAN number 

Then click ‘Save and View.’

  • After that, you’ll need to double-check your information and the declaration form. After you’ve finished adding everything up, click the Submit button. A confirmation notice will appear on your screen after your application has been completed.
  • If you are a first-time applicant, you must choose the New Applicant – No Ration Card option on the screen.
  • Enter the following details:
  • District
  • Block/municipality
  • Gramme panchayat
  • Post office
  • Police station
  • Street lane number
  • PIN Code
  • Email address
  • Paper category 

Then choose the Fair Price Shop/ Ration Dealer details.

  • After that, you will be prompted to provide your personal information, which includes:
  1. Date of birth
  2. Aadhaar number
  3. EPIC number (only if applicable)
  4. Email ID
  5. PAN Number

After inputting the requested information about your parents, click the button labelled “Show Member.” Unless you’re the most senior member of your family, go to the “relationship” section and choose “Head” from the drop-down menu. You have the option to click on “Add Family Members,” after which you may fill in the necessary information, such as the member’s name, the nature of their connection to you, their age, and so on. To see the information, choose the “Show Member” option.

  • Click the button labelled “Save and View Application” once you have finished adding all of the members.
  • Check that the declaration form is correct, as well as all of the details that you have provided. After you have completed the summary, click the “Submit” button. The application form that you filled out will be successfully sent in, and an acknowledgement message will be displayed on your screen once it has been processed.


Visit the local Seva Kendra or distribution outlet with all of the required documentation. You will be required to fill out the application form and submit it along with relevant documents needed for verification.

Read also : Can tenants stop paying lease rent due to COVID-19?

After that, your papers will be checked. If it is determined that they are legitimate, the updated ration card is sent to the location you provided for correspondence. You may also acquire a hard copy of the application form, which you can then fill out after downloading it online. After that has been taken care of, you will be able to bring the paperwork with you to the local Seva Kendra to get it processed.

How to verify the status of a West Bengal Ration Card

  • For ration card status check online in West Bengal, visit the West Bengal ration card website.
  • Choose the Application type, District, and City.
  • Enter the last 8 digits of your government-issued ration card application number or the whole 16-digit number.
  • Select “Search”
  • You will be able to examine your ration card’s status.

How to download online West Bengal ration card?

  • Check out the West Bengal Department of Food and Supplies’ official website
  • In the section titled For Official Purposes, choose Official Login.
  • As soon as you’ve logged in using your user name and password, you’ll be prompted to answer a security question:
  • In order to log in, click on the Login button.
  • Upon logging in, you’ll be able to see your ration card information and download a PDF copy of the card. For your convenience, a copy of the form is also available for printing.

How to modify the name on a West Bengal ration card?

Simply tapping on the link will allow you to print off a copy of the form. After that, fill out the form by entering the right name, and then visit the closest Seva Kendra, including all the essential papers, in order to complete the application form. The information on the ration card will be checked for accuracy after the verification of the papers that you have provided.

How to modify your West Bengal ration card address?

You will need to click on the link in order to get a copy of the form, which you will then be required to fill out by entering the new address. After that, take all the necessary papers, including a proof of residence, to the Seva Kendra that is geographically closest to you and submit them there. Following the completion of the verification process, your ration card, which will now include your new address, will be sent to you.

List of West Bengal Ration Cards for 2022

You may see the list by going to the official website for the state of West Bengal. When you go to the portal, the list will be presented on the front page, and you’ll be able to look at the information that pertains to each district.


Can my Aadhaar be linked to ration card?

Yes, your ration card may be linked to your Aadhaar number.

How many days after applying for a ration card will I get it?

It will take about two to three weeks for your ration card to arrive at the address you provided for communication.


Copyright belongs to:

Category: Must Knows

Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button