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Chandigarh Ration Card

Chandigarh Ration Card

Chandigarh Ration Card

Ration card is an essential multi-purpose document that entitles the resident of a state to obtain essential goods at highly subsidised rates through the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). In Chandigarh, ration cards are issued by the Department of Food, Supplies and Consumer Welfare. It is advisable for all citizens of the state to hold ration card as it enables the holder to procure all subsidies provided by the Chandigarh Government. The primary objective of the issue of new ration card is to eliminate the duplicate and bogus ration cards and cover all eligible beneficiaries in the city of Chandigarh. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Chandigarh ration card in detail.

Purpose of Ration Card

Ration card is a legal document/ certificate that can be used as an identity proof and also used as proof of your residence in all the Private and Government sector official works. It can be used to get household things at a subsidised rate so that all people could profit from Government Schemes.  The government of Chandigarh provides a subsidy for essential food items and commodities for ration card holders.

It benefits the targeted poorest families under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), and another population is living Below Poverty Line (BPL) recognised as such within the overall norms approved by the Department of Food and Public Distribution. For the people, those who are above the poverty line, benefits under PDS are restricted as per the notifications from the government from the time being.

Linking Aadhar to Ration Card

The objective of linking Aadhar with Ration card is to avoid the issuance of duplicate and multiple identities by digitising it and also to streamline the benefits attached to it. Aadhaar linking with Ration card helps in maintaining transparency in the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) network. Linking of Ration Cards with Aadhaar of all the beneficiaries would facilitate in ensuring correct targeting of the recipients for distribution of subsidised food grains or cash transfer of food subsidies under NFSA.

To know more about Linking Aadhar to Ration Card.

Types of Ration Card

Chandigarh Government issues different types of Ration Card for the people in the state. The total population of Chandigarh has been classified into the following categories for proper supply and distribution of SFA’s and Kerosene oil.

Above Poverty Line (APL):- Families having total income above Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum is issued with APL Cards (White Colour).

Below Poverty Line (BPL):- Families having a total family income below Rs. 24,200/- per annum have been identified under this category.

Antyodya Anna Yojana (AAY):- Household with a disabled adult and no assured means of subsistence, landless labourers, marginal farmers, artisans, craft men, widows, terminally ill persons etc. are covered under this scheme.

Annapurna Yojana (AY):- Under this scheme, a destitute person with more than 65 years of age having no source of income and not availing the benefit of national Old Age Pension or State Pension Scheme are entitled to 10 Kg of food grains free of cost every month.

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria are based on the economic status of the beneficiary families. To obtain a ration card in the State of Chandigarh, the applicant must satisfy the following conditions

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant should not possess another ration card.

Required Documents

When applying for a new ration card, it is necessary to submit the following documents along with the application form.

  • Identity Proof (Aadhar Card, voter ID card, electricity bill, water bill etc.)
  • Photos of all the family members whose names are going to be there on the Ration Card.
  • Proof of Date of Birth.
  • Proof of Residence.

Note: The certificates mentioned above must be must be attested by a gazetted officer.

Requirements for the issue of below Poverty Line Ration Cards

The application form to be duly attested by the Councillor in case of urban area and Sarpanch in case of the rural regions.

  • Two passport size group family photographs
  • An affidavit duly specified.
  • The applicant should not be in possession of a refrigerator, coloured television and scooter etc. and his income should be less than Rs. 300.91 per capita per month.

Subsidised Rate of Commodities

Below mentioned Commodities are provided to Chandigarh citizen who holds valid ration card.

S. No. Name of the Commodity Scale of Issue Rate
1. Levy Sugar BPL 1 Kg. Per unit per month Rs. 13.50 per Kg
2. Rice Below Poverty Line (B.P.L.) 25 Kgs. per Ration Card Rs. 6.02 per Kg
3. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) 35 Kgs. Per Ration Card Rs. 3.00 per Kg
4. 35 Kgs. per Ration Card
  • 10 litres up to 2 units and 20 litres more than 2 units in two instalments for Non-Gas Users.
  • 3 litres for the single (LPG) Cylinder holder
Rs. 9.02 per Kg

Concerned Authority

Chandigarh Citizens can submit the application forms relating to ration card services and National Food Security at the nearest circle offices of Department of Food & Supplies.

Prescribed Time Frame

A new ration card (MRC/ SRC) with necessary conditions is issued to a person within 12 working days from the date of application.

  • New ration card in case of migration from another state – 12 working days
  • Duplicate ration card (MRC/ SRC) – 7 working days
  • Addition & deletion of names from ration cards – same day with the required proof or 5 days in case of verification of the documents.

Procedure to Apply for a New APL Ration Card

In Chandigarh, to register for a new ration card, the user applicant must follow the given steps:

Approach District Supply Office

Step 1: To apply for a new ration card, you need to approach any nearest Civil Supplies Department office in your area.

Get the Application Form

Step 2: You have to get the ration card application form from the concerned official.

Note: You can also download the application form (APL from) for the new ration card from the official website of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department.

The application form of new ration card in the PDF format is given below for your references:


Fill in the Right Credentials

Step 3: You have to fill out all the mandatory details in the application form.

Attach the Required Documents

Step 4: After filling the application form, attach all the required documents along with the form.

Submit the Application

Step 5: Once you have completed the application form, then you have to submit the application form in the office.

Get an Acknowledgement Slip

Step 6: Upon submission, the applicant will be provided with an acknowledgement slip for further reference.

Issuance of Certificate

Step 7: Then the ration card will be issued by the concerned authority after verification, the ration card can be collected by the applicant.

Affidavit Form

The Affidavit form needs to be produced at the time of the issuance of the ration card under Below Poverty Line (BPL). You can download the Affidavit form from the link given:


Application Procedure to Obtain BPL Ration Card

The application procedure for the BPL ration card is the same as the process of obtaining an APL ration card. In Chandigarh, to register for a new BPL ration card, the user applicant must follow the given steps:

Step 1: You have to get only the prescribed application form according to your Category from the concerned officials.

Note: You may also get the application form in the official web portal of Food & Supplies Department. The copy of the BPL ration card application is given in the PDF format for your ready reference.


Step 2: You need to fill in the application form with all the mandatory details.

Step 3: Now you need to attach the duly filled additional forms to your ration card application form.

Step 4: After that, you will have to attach all the necessary documents as prescribed in the above checklist.

Step 5: Once all the documents are attached, you must verify the certificates/ documents from

Step 6: After submitting the application form, collect the acknowledgement receipt that can be used later to check the status of the application form.

Note: After the verification process you will receive the ration card via Indian post on the residential address shared by you in the application form.

Track/ Check Application Status Online

To verify the status of online application select “Track application online” option on the home page of the e-district portal. Enter your Application number given on the receipt and then click on the “search” button, the status of your application can be viewed.

Ration Card Name List

To get the ration card name list of the digital ration card, you have to go to the official website. You have to enter the district, ward, block Municipality, name and click on the search button. Now you would able to see your name on the list displayed.

Ration Card List
Ration Card List