for Ration Card: Delhi
I need a ration card. Can I be issued one ?
Any person permanently residing or intending so to do in the National Capital
Territory of Delhi (NCTD) who desires to have a Household Consumer Card (HCC),
commonly referred to as Permanent Ration Card (PRC), can be issued one if he,
or some other person on his behalf, is not already in possession of such a
card, or if name of any member of his family is not included in another HCC.
Can a person who is residing with me and whose particulars are recorded in the
PRC issued to me be issued a separate HCC on the same dwelling unit?
Household means a family unit living together in one building or portion
of the building held in possession of any member of the family as resident and
maintaining a common kitchen and includes person so living together, whether or
not dependent on the holder of the HCC. Accordingly, a person living with you
can get a separate consumer card only if he establishes that he has a separate
I am visiting Delhi but don?t intend to stay here for long. Can I get a ration
A household Consumer Card is available for lawful use only for the person or
persons who reside, or intend to reside, permanently in the NCT of Delhi. A
person can be deemed to be permanently residing in the NCT of Delhi for purpose
of issue of supplies from public distribution system if he is ordinarily living
in NCT of Delhi and is not absent there from for a period exceeding one month
at a time. A person or class of persons who do not reside, or intend to reside,
permanently in the National Capital Territory of Delhi can, however, be issued &
quot; special permits & quot; for obtaining supply of any of the
specified articles for such period, for such quantity and from such source as
may be specified therein.
I am staying in a residential college (hostel)/working women hostel with mess
facility. Do I need to obtain Household Consumer Card?
Inmates of these institutions are not required to obtain individual Household
Consumer Cards. ?Establishment Permits? are issued to institutions such
as Hostels/Hospitals/Welfare Homes etc.
I belong to armed forces and get ration from canteen. Can I be issued a
household consumer card?
If a person is receiving specified articles for himself or members of his
family from any Naval/Military/Airforce Authority, he will not be issued
Household Consumer Card. However, such service personnel as are on leave and
residing in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and not drawing specified
articles from Naval/Military/Airforce authority will be entitled to obtain
Household Consumer Card for the specified period of leave.
Can a consumer card be issued to my servant who is residing with us?
You may apply for inclusion of your servant?s name in your consumer card,
preferably after getting his police verification.
I am a new resident in jhuggi cluster. Can I be issued a household consumer
The Government invites applications for preparation of jhuggi ration cards from
time to time. At present, no such scheme is in operation. You may apply as a
when applications for the purpose are invited by the Government.
Though I am a user of LPG, my servant and driver included in the household
consumer card cook separately using kerosene oil. Can a blue card be issued to
No, a blue card cannot be issued to you. However, your servant and driver can
be issued a separate HCC, and thereafter, a Blue Card.
Do I have to make different household consumer cards for different commodities?
For all specified articles sold through public distribution system (PDS),
except kerosene oil, only one consumer card is required. For kerosene oil, one
has to obtain an additional card commonly called Blue. card. Blue
card is issued to only such persons as have a HCC and do not use LPG
What to do in case I do not know any gazetted officer or other competent
authority for having my photograph attested for getting a ration card?
You can get it attested by elected representative of your area such as MLP, MP
or Municipal Councillor.
What to do if my landlord is not giving me any rent receipt or NOC indicating
Witness of two neighbours or any other proof of continuous residence may be submitted.
What to do in case I do not have any evidence of surrender of my previous
consumer card ?
In such cases, an affidavit attested by the area SDM/Oath Commissioner/Notary
Public may be submitted Getting ration Card
may obtain application form for making of new consumer card from any Circle
Office on payment of 50 paisa. Application form for Blue card is supplied free
of cost. (you can see a copy of form no. 1 and by clicking on words Application
for Kerosene Oil Card, you can see copy of application form for the Blue Card.
You may download the same and present the duly filled in hard copy at your
Circle Office on any working day between 9.30 to 1:00 pm.
have to attach the following documents alongwith your application form: -
- Three passport
size photographs of head of family attested by a gazetted Officer /MLA/MP/Municipal
- Proof of
residence - in case of owner, Registration Deed, Allotment Letter, Power
of Attorney, House Tax Receipt etc. - in case of tenant, NOC of landlord
or any other relevant document.
certificate of the previous card.
case the applicant is not able to provide any proof of residence, the Circle
FSO conducts spot inquiries by recording statement of two independent witnesses
in the neighbourhood. Prescribed time schedule for preparation of ration card
is 15 days.
can apply in the form no.2 for addition of any name in your Ration card. If you
present application for addition of names alongwith documentary proof i.e.
deletion certificate issued by the competent authority, in case of shifting; or
birth certificate/proof of marriage etc., in case of addition to the family,
addition of names in your Ration card is done the same day. Otherwise, the process
may require upto 7 days.
can apply in the form no.2 for deletion of any name also in your Ration card.
Clicking here on Form No 2, you can see a copy of form no. 2. You may download
the same and present the duly filled in hard copy at your Circle Office
alongwith the Ration card.
of names from the HCC is done on the same day on presentation of consumer card
can apply in the form no.3 for any changes in your card. Clicking here on Form
No 3, you can see a copy of form no. 3. You may download the same and present
the duly filled in hard copy at your Circle Office alongwith the Ration card.
The amendment, after the required verification, will be done within 7 days.
of Food Card
you leave Delhi or shift residence outside the Circle, you are required to
surrender your Ration card for which you can apply in form-J. You can see a
copy of form no. 2 by clicking here on Form J. You may download the same and
present the duly filled in hard copy at your Circle Office alongwith the Ration
card. If you want a surrender certificate, the same shall be issued on the same
convenience of the public and to streamline the procedure of issuing ration
cards the Govt. of NCT of Delhi has decided to start Tatkal Ration Card Scheme
under which the ration card will be issued within two days of filing the
application form on payment of prescribed processing fee. Following
instructions are issued in this regard:-
1. Under this scheme,
only Permanent Ration Cards (PRCs) under Above Poverty Line category can be
issued. JRCs or Antyodaya/BPL cards shall not be issued under this scheme.
2. The scheme is not
applicable in respect of foreign nationals.
3. The application forms
are available in all circle offices, AC offices, Headquarter and on the website
of the department.
4. Applications can be
deposited in the office of the concerned zonal Assistant Commissioner and the
ration card may be obtained from the same place within two working days during
5. The counter clerk
shall note on the counterfoil of application, the date and time when the
applicant should come to collect the ration card.
6. The applications
should be accompanied by one of the following documents:- Rent receipt,
Electricity/Water/Telephone Bill, House Tax receipts, Registration Deed, Power
of Attorney, Gas connection Receipt, Receipt Allotment Letter from the
competent authority, NOC from the landlord.
7. The application
should also be accompanied by following documents:-
a. Surrender Certificate
in respect of old ration card or the old ration card in original, if any.
b. Three latest passport
size photographs attested by a Gazetted Officer or MP/MLA/Municipal Councillor
c. The signature of the
applicant on the application form should be attested by a Gazetted Officer or
MP/MLA/Municipal Councillor of Delhi.
d. In case of b
& c , if individual presents himself, attestation will not be
e. An affidavit attested
by Notary Public or Oath Commissioner in support of correctness of the
information furnished in the application form and the documents attached with
the application form.
8. Addition and Deletion
in the old card and issuance of duplicate card will also be covered by Tatkal
Service. However there will be no processing fee for deletion in the card.
obtaining services under Tatkal Service, the applicant will have to deposit Rs.
100/- as processing fee and obtain receipt from the office.
Application for New/Duplicate Consumer Card/Ration Card
Application for Addition or Deletion of Facts in the Ration Card
Application for Change in the Food Card/Ration Card
Application for Surrendering Food Card/Ration Card