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Uttar Pradesh (UP) Ration Card


Uttar Pradesh (UP) Ration Card

In Uttar Pradesh, all residents of the appropriate state must possess ration card which is distributed by the department of food and civil supplies. The objective of the issue of ration card is to implement the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) that provides essential commodities like rice, wheat, sugar, kerosene, fertilizers, LPG, etc. to its citizens at highly subsidized prices. In this article, we look at the process for obtaining Uttar Pradesh ration card in detail.

Benefits of Ration Card

In Uttar Pradesh ration card serves the following benefits:

Identity proof

Ration card is used to confirm one’s identity and does the ration card helps as an identity proof in availing government services which are granted to the residents of the state. It also supports as an identification proof for your entire family since it contains details about the number of family members, income levels, number of children, gender, photographs, etc.

Residence Proof

Ration card is required in the case of proof of residential address to secure loans from the banks, and it can be used as a residence proof while buying or selling of property. Also, the Aadhaar card can be linked to your ration card, then the above being connected to your bank account.

Ration Card Types

The Uttar Pradesh Government issues three types of ration cards to citizens depending upon the economic status of the applicant.

S.No Ration Card Type Eligible families
1. BPL (Below Poverty Line) cards.  The BPL cards are provided to the citizens who live below the poverty line, and their annual income is less than Rs. 10,000/-
2. APL (Above Poverty Line) cards. The APL cards are provided to the citizens of Uttar Pradesh who are above the poverty line and have their annual income above Rs, 10,000/-
3. AAY cards. The AAY cards are issued to the citizens of Uttar Pradesh who are very poor and do not have any stable income source.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a ration card in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the applicant needs to satisfy the following conditions required.

  • The citizens must not already be in possession of a ration card.
  • Applicant relating to the economically weaker sections of the society.
  • The applicant in possession of temporary ration cards or past cards expiry can apply for new ration card.
  • Couples who got recently married in the state can apply for ration card.

Documents Required

When applying for a ration card, submit the following documents along with the application.

Identification Proof

  • Voter Identity card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Family members passport size photograph.
  • Bank passport

Residence Proof

  • Aadhaar card
  • LPG connection details.
  • Electricity and telephone bill.
  • Agreement of house.

Age Proof

Government Fee

The applicant can apply for a new ration card by remitting an application fee of Rs.10.

Application Procedure for Ration Card

Follow the steps given below to obtain a new ration card in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Submit an Application

Step 1: To get a new Uttar Pradesh ration card, the applicant has to fill the application form in a prescribed format. Provide the following details in the application form.

  • Name and Address.
  • Family details.
  • LPG connection details.
  • Income details.
  • Bank account information.
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Approach Food and Logistics Department

Step 2: After filling all details in the application form, submit the duly filled application form along with the specified document to the food and logistics department of your tehsil office.

Receive Acknowledgement Slip

Step 3: After submitting the application form and all another relevant document to the concerned authority will issue a receipt as an acknowledgement for further reference.

Application Verification

Step 4: On satisfying the verification, the concerned authority will issue new ration card to the applicant with the help of your acknowledgement slip.

Ration Card Renewal

  • The ration card renewal process is the same as for applying for a new ration card in Uttar Pradesh
  • Old Ration card is needed to attach with the application form along with all other supporting documents as above. The application form for a new ration card is below for quick reference.
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  • The time limit for renewing the ration card after the expiry is two month and if it is not renewed within the time, then the ration card entry will be removed from the register.
  • An amount of Rs.10 needs to be paid for renewing Uttar Pradesh Ration card.

Check Status Online

After submitting an application form, the applicant will receive a receipt or acknowledgement number. Using application number check the status of a ration card application online.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Food and Civil Supplies Department (FCS).

Step 2: Click on “Search in the list of NFSA” which is on the homepage of the portal.

Step 3: Now the applicant has to enter the relevant details of ration card like

  • District name
  • Town name
  • Area name
  • Ration card number
  • Card type
  • Head name

Step 4: After that, the applicant can be able to see the name on the eligibility list furnished by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.