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Apply for Ration Card: Punjab

Department Concerned

Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Punjab

Scope of Service

To issue a Ration Card including addition, deletion and transfer of members

Eligibility Conditions

Any person who is an adult can get a Ration Card made.

Conditions for obtaining a Ration Card and Endorsement for B.P.L and A.A.Y. (ANTYODAYA ANNA YOJNA)(Under the provisions of the Punjab Public Distribution System (Licensing and Control Order, 2003)

  1. An application form attested by Sarpanch, Gazetted Officer, etc., as prescribed by the issuing authority, from time to time.
  2. An application to be submitted to the District Food and Supplies Controller.
  3. An application must be submitted along with the surrender/ deletion certificate or the Birth Certificate, as the case may be.
  4. Two photographs.
  5. Concerned District Food and Supplies Controller is competent to endorse for B.P.L. and A.A.Y. as prescribed by the Govt. from time to time.
  6. At present following the subsidised foodgrains/ commodities are provided:
    1. Below Poverty Line (BPL) Scheme: At present 35 kgs of wheat under this scheme are being distributed to cardholders @ Rs.4.27 per kg per family per month; 4,30,000 families have been covered under this scheme in the State.
    2. Antyodaya Anna Yojna (AAY) Scheme: Under this scheme, 35 kgs of wheat are being provided to the AAY cardholders @ Rs. 2.00 per kg per family per month to the 71.700 AAY families.
    3. Above Poverty Line (APL) Scheme: Under this scheme, 48,89,189 families have been covered. At present, 35 kgs of wheat are being provided to APL cardholders @ Rs.5.27 per kg per family per month.
    4. Levy Sugar: Levy sugar is being distributed to BPL cardholders @ Rs.13.50 per kg on the basis of 500 gm levy sugar per individual per month.
    5. Kerosene Oil: In the State of Punjab, 28,915 K.Ltrs of kerosene oil are being given monthly to 29,35,521 consumers @ Rs.10.50 per ltr at the scale of 8 litres for rural areas and 10 litres for urban areas to cardholders having no gas connection. Cardholders having a gas connection with a single cylinder are eligible only for 3 litres.

Step by Step Procedure

  1. The form can be obtained from the Food & Supplies Officer, the Assistant Food & Supplies Officer and the Inspector Food & Supplies from the concerned centres.
  2. The form must be verified by the Sarpanch/Panch/Municipal Councillor/any Gazetted Officer.
  3. In the office of FSO/ AFSO/ IFO, the application form is diarised in the Receipt Register.
  4. Within a week, the Ration Card is handed over to the applicant.

Check List of Documents

  1. Three passport-sized family group photographs are to be attached.
  2. Verification is to be made by the Sarpanch/Panch/M.C./any Gazetted Officer.
  3. A Surrender Certificate is required for making a new Ration Card.

Verification Procedure

Verification is to be done by the AFSO/Inspector Grade-I/Inspector G-II.

Prescribed Time Schedule

On receipt of the application form, it is diarised and the process is started and Ration Cards are prepared within a week's time.

Addresses of concerned officers

  1. District Controller, Food & Supplies/Food & Supplies Officer/AFSO
  2. Director, Food & supplies, and the Deputy Commissioner of the Respective District

Fee Prescribed

Forms D-I and D-III (Ration Card Book) are given free of cost.

Sanctioning Authority

Ration Cards are made by the FSO/AFSO/Inspector Food & Supplies G-I.

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