How To Transfer Ration Card – Guide

Transfer ration card is a quite easy process, you just need to submit the necessary documents followed by reason. Here we cover the complete information on how to transfer your ration from one address to other address.

Note: Transferring of ration card from one address to other address through online it won’t possible. As a statewide websites & list may vary.

Ration Cards are an integral part of our society. These are a type of proof document that is allocated to people by the respective state governments. The Ration cards are handled and managed by the Food and Civil Service Departments of the corresponding state governments.

With the help of ration cards, you can avail certain food grains and commodities such as:

  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Kerosene etc.

Ration cards are specifically designed for all the economically insecure people who can avail of all the above-mentioned commodities, with certain alterations, at extremely subsidized rates compared to the normal market rates.

In this article, we will learn about what all you need to do in order to transfer a ration card from one location to another.

Transfer Ration Card Procedure Offline

In order to transfer your ration card, you need to follow certain rules and regulations. There are situations when you need to transfer your documents from one place in the country to another.

At that point in time, you need not worry about the exact procedure. And here you are, exactly where you need to be.

Once you have moved to the new part of the state or country currently, you need to visit your district headquarters. here is the link you need to follow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_districts_in_India

Find the Food and Civil Services Department and fill out the form for relocation there. You need to include:

  • Full Name
  • Current Address
  • Phone number
  • Ration card number etc.

Usually, a Ration Card Transfer Form would look like this. This is the form for the Andhra Pradesh State Government:

A Sample Transfer Application Form:

Ration Card Transfer AP

After filling it up, submit it along with either of these documents or the ones that they might ask for. The list of documents that you might find helpful will be mentioned after this sub-heading.

Note down your acknowledgement number and wait for the process to get completed. The process might normally take 2-4 weeks, if not more.

Documentation required:

The documents needed for you to transfer your ration card are as follows:

Three passport sized photographs of the candidate and a Proof of Address(PoA):

A Copy of any of the following documents showing the residence address of the applicant

  • Identity card issued by the Government or Public Sector Undertakings
  • Latest Telephone bill on the name of the applicant
  • Latest LPG receipt on the name of the applicant
  • Valid driving license.
  • Valid Passport.
  • Voter Identity card.
  • Latest tax paid receipt if living in own house.
  • Extract of the Electoral Roll
  • Latest Rent paid receipt, if living in a rented house, clearly indicating the name and complete postal address of the owner
  • Any other document that may prove the candidate’s residence

Ration Card Types In India

Candidates for the NFSC Cards are given a card based on their selection and materials they need to have after they get it. Each Type of Ration cards has the variation in interests and commodities received for it.

The following is the list of the types of the Ration Cards that are generally issued to the People who had applied for the Ration Card.

  • All Commodity Cards: These are also known as Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Ration cards. These are usually Green or Yellow in colour and are issued to those candidates who are opting for the Rice and also for other Essential Commodities.
  • Sugar Cards: These are usually Saffron in colour given to those who are mainly going for Sugar instead of Rice. People having these Sugar Cards will be able to buy all the essential Commodities except for Rice. These are also known as Below Poverty Line (BPL).
  • No Commodity Cards: These are identical to the Sugar Cards but white in colour. These cards are issued to those people who are not involved in buying any commodity under the Public Distribution System (PDS). These are also known as Above Poverty Line (APL) cards.

Another fact is that people holding Below Poverty Line (BPL) Ration cards can also get an additional 3 KG of rice instead of the normal quantity of Rice.

For more information and doubts related to the transfer of ration card do leave a comment here or contact us. We will help you out.

Updated: August 4, 2018 — 5:31 pm
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