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A guide to link Aadhaar with Ration Card

Link Ration Card with Aadhar Card - Find out how to link Aadhar card with Ration card via online & offline. You must link your ration card with Aadhar card to avail benefits.

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A very important official document, ration card entitles you to avail fuel and food grains that are offered by the government at a subsidized rate. The card is very important in India. It also allows people to have a proof of identity in the country and establish a connection with the database of the government. Another important identity proof issued by the Government of India is an Aadhaar card. You also need to link your Aadhaar number with the ration card so as to receive maximum benefits of social welfare schemes and any cases of fraud can be prevented.

It is considered that the linking of ration card with Aadhaar will allow the direct transfer of PDS subsidy to the account of the Aadhaar holder. The public distribution system distributes food grains at affordable prices and linking of Ration card and Aadhaar card will ensure that the right people get the benefit of PDS. Plus, the biometric enabled distribution system can also help the public distribution shops to easily identify the genuine beneficiaries and ensure that the benefits reach the right people in the right manner. The leakage or diversion of public ration will also be in control and Aadhaar will manage to create an audit trail in the distribution system by identifying and eliminating the corrupt middlemen. This, in turn, will add efficiency in the framework and will streamline the entire process of public distribution.


How to link Aadhaar with Ration card?

Individuals sometimes take advantage of a ration card. Due to this, there are many others who might not be able to get the benefit of the card. This is why Government has decided to link Aadhaar card with the ration card. It is possible to link Aadhaar with ration card online and offline. You will require photocopies of certain documents in order to validate the link between Aadhaar and ration card. In order to avail of the benefits of ration card, you need to link it to Aadhaar.


Ration Card Aadhaar Link Online

The ration card Aadhar card link process is quick and convenient. Follow the below mentioned steps for the same.

  • First of all, you need to visit the official Aadhaar linking website and click on “Start Now”.

  • You need to enter the address details here including the district and state you reside in.

  • Choose the benefit type as Ration Card from the given options.

  • You now need to choose the scheme name, which is Ration Card.

  • Provide your Aadhaar number, ration card number, email address and mobile number.

  • You will now receive an OTP on the registered mobile number you have provided in the form.

  • Enter the OTP.

  • You will receive a notification informing you that the application procedure is complete.

  • Now the application will be verified and on successful verification, your Aadhaar card will be linked to the ration card.


Ration Card Aadhaar Link Offline

You can link Aadhar with ration card offline as per your convenience. You need to follow below mentioned steps for the same.

  • Get the photocopies of your Aadhaar card and of all the members in the family as well as the copy of your ration card.

  • Carry a photocopy of the bank passbook as well if you have not linked your Aadhaar card to the bank account.

  • You will also need to carry passport sized photographs of the head of the family and submit all the documents at the ration office.

  • You will receive a notification in the form of an email or an SMS after the documents have reached the relevant department.

  • The documents will be processed and you will receive a notification after successful ration card link to Aadhar card.


Documents Required to Link Aadhaar Card with Ration Card

So as to link your Aadhar with ration card, you can choose an online or offline method. There is a mandatory requirement of certain documents which you need to provide for the same. You will need photocopies of the below mentioned documents for ration card link Aadhar card.


Here is a list of documents you will need for Aadhar card link to ration card.

  • Copies of Aadhaar of all the members in the family.

  • A copy of ration card with the original card for the purpose of verification.

  • A photocopy of Aadhaar of the head of the family.

  • A copy of the bank passbook if your bank account is not linked with your Aadhaar card.

  • A passport size photograph of the head of the family.

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First Published on May 15, 2019 03:56 pm
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