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Rajasthan Ration Card


Rajasthan Ration Card

Rajasthan ration card is a multi-purpose legal document issued by the Rajasthan Food and Civil Supplies Department. One of the important benefits of a Rajasthan ration card is that it enables the holder to procure all subsidies provided by the Rajasthan Government. In this article, we look at the procedure for applying for a new ration card and procedure to correct a ration card in detail.

Benefits of Ration Card

The benefits of holding a Rajasthan ration card are given in detail below:

Identity Proof

The Rajasthan ration card number can be linked to Aadhaar card, which in turn will be linked to a bank account, thus the ration card serves as a multi-purpose legal document that facilitates several important tasks.

Government Subsidies

Rajasthan Government provides a subsidy for essential food items and commodities for ration cardholders. The essential food items and commodities that the Public Distribution System authorities supply to the ration card holders at subsidised rates are listed below:

PDS items

  • Foodgrains
  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Fortified Atta
  • Levy Sugar
  • LPG
  • Fertilizer
  • Kerosene oil

Non- PDS items

  • Localised wash salt
  • Tea

Address Proof

The ration card serves as the legal identity proof required by the Government of Rajasthan. This document serves as an authenticated identity or address proof for the entire family since it comprises of all family members details.

  • Ration card needs to be produced as proof for buying a property in Rajasthan
  • Ration card is an address proof while applying for bank loans, domicile certificate
  • Passport and PAN application also take ration card as identity or address proof

Types of Rajasthan Ration Card

Rajasthan Government provides a ration card of a different colour to different categories of consumers (Family).

Ration Card Type Ration Card Colour Eligible Families
APL Card (Above Poverty Line )

Blue Ration Card for double gas cylinder holder 

Green Ration card for single gas cylinder holder

General consumers
BPL Card (Below Poverty Line) Dark Pink Village Assembly, Municipal corporation and families chosen by the municipality
State BPL Dark Green Families identified as state BPL families by Gram Sabha or Municipality.
AAY Card (Antyodaya Anna Yojana) Yellow Village Assembly, Municipal corporation and AAY families chosen by the municipality

Document Required for Apply Ration Card

The following documents are essential to submit for getting Rajasthan Ration Card:

  • Passport size photograph
  • Aadhaar card
  • Domicile certificate
  • Previous electricity bills
  • Age proof – birth certificate
  • Gas connection
  • Bank passbook
  • Caste certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Application form

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria to apply for new Rajasthan ration card is listed below:

  • The applicant must not have a ration card
  • Couples who recently got married in Rajasthan can apply
  • Applicants in possession of temporary ration cards or cards that are past expiry can apply for a new ration card

Processing Time

The ration will be provided within 30 days from the date of submission of application.

Applying for Ration card through the e-Mitra centre

Procedure to apply for Rajasthan ration card through the e-Mitra centre is explained below:

Step 1: Applicant needs to provide an application for getting a new ration card in Rajasthan. Fill the following details in the form.

  • Name and Address
  • Details of family
  • Gas connection details
  • Income details
  • Bank account information

APL Card Application

Application Form APL

Application For BPL, State BPL and AAY Card

Application Form BPL

Step 2: Affix recent photograph in the application form.

Step 3: The application along with all required documents need to be submitted at the e-Mitra centre nearby. 

Step 4: Get a receipt from the service centre, and once the application has been approved by the concerned authority, the applicant can collect ration card by giving the receipt number to the ration card office.

Applying for Ration Card through e-Mitra

Here is the step by step guide to apply for Ration card online through the e-Mitra portal:

Step 1: Visit the e-Mitra official webpage.

Step 2: Select login option from home bar. The page will redirect to the Rajasthan Single Sign-on (SSO) page.

Homepage Rajasthan Ration Card

New user Registration

Step 3: If the applicant is new to Rajasthan SSO web page, they need to click on the register button for registration. Provide the email id for registration. If they are a Government employee, provide email id given by the Government.

Login – Rajasthan Ration Card

Provide Details

Step 4: Once login to the webpage, select the ration card application option from the menu. Provide all mandatory details for the application. Provision for uploading application form is also available in the portal.

Registration – Rajasthan Ration Card

Upload Documents

Step 5: Save the entered details and upload all required documents.

Step 6: Apply by clicking on the submit button. The system will generate an acknowledgement slip.

Visit Ration Card Office with an Acknowledgement Slip

Step 7: Take a print out of this acknowledgement slip. Once the application has been approved, visit the regional ration card office near the location for obtaining ration card.

Status of Application

Applicants can check the status of application of Rajasthan Ration Card through Food and Civil Supplies Department official website. Select ration card application status in the important links lists in the right side of this page.

Ration card application status – Rajasthan Ration Card

The applicant can check the status of the application by entering the ration card number or application form number.

Check status – Rajasthan Ration Card

Correction in Ration Card

To add a name in ration card or to make a correction, follow the procedure given below:

In addition to all documents listed above, an application form needs to be submitted to correct ration card.

Application Correction

Provide Details

Paste the passport size photograph in the application form. In case of an address change, the applicant needs to mention very clearly about the reason for changing address. Provide personal details and enter the name of the new member whose name is to be added. In the case of name deletion, provide the person name in the appropriate column.

Submit Application

Application form along with all required documents need to be submitted at e-Mitra centre. Get the receipt from the service operator. Collect corrected ration card from the concerned ration card office.

View Ration Card Details

The applicant can view the ration card details in the official website of the Food and Civil Supplies Department. In the Important link section, select view details of ration card and ration distribution link.

View details of ration card and ration distribution – Rajasthan Ration Card

In the new page, enter the details such as ration card number, name, father, mother, spouse name and address. Select the district from the drop-down menu and click on search for getting details of ration distribution.

Details of ration card and ration distribution – Rajasthan Ration Card

Ration card Details and Ration Distribution will appear.