How to make new digital ration card 2023: Every citizen living in West Bengal has been informed by the Government of West Bengal to apply for the new Digital Ration Card. If the family members do not have a digital ration card, it is necessary to get a digital ration card as soon as possible. Application for new digital ration card can be made in place of old ration card with the help of form number 3. If any member of the family does not have a digital ration card, they can apply for a digital ration card with the help of form number 3.
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If one member of the family has a digital ration card, other members of the family can get digital ration card with the help of ‘ Form IV R/Form IV-U’ in Form No.4. It has been notified by the West Bengal government to link the name of other family members with the name of the person who has a digital ration card.
The West Bengal Government launched the West Bengal khadya Sathi scheme on 27th January 2016. According to this scheme, 7 crore people i.e. 90% of the population of the state will be able to buy rice and wheat at the rate of 2 rupees per kg. On the other hand, about 50 lakh people will be able to buy rice, wheat etc. at half the market price. Every citizen living in West Bengal can get a digital ration card under the khadya Sathi scheme.
How to Make New Digital Ration Card: Eligibility for Application
- Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to get a new digital ration card under the khadya Sathi Scheme of West Bengal.
- To apply for digital ration card under the khadya Sathi scheme, first the applicant must be a legal and permanent resident of the state of West Bengal.
- Applicants who are applying for a temporary ration card or whose ration card has expired, can apply for a new ration card under this scheme.
- A new ration card can also be applied for under this scheme in case of transfer due to marital reasons.
How to Make New Digital Ration Card: Documents Required for Application
How to do the new digital ration card? All these documents will be required for new digital ration card application.
( B: Note: All these documents are required if all members of your family have to apply for new digital ration card )
- Scan copy of Aadhaar card.
- Proper proof of address.
- Cast Certificate and other documents.
New Digital Ration Card: Application Procedure
You can apply for digital ration card by following method.
How to Make New Digital Ration Card: Application Procedure (Offline)
To apply for West Bengal Digital Ration Card through offline mode the applicant must follow the following application steps finalized by the concerned authority.
- In case of offline application, the ration card form should be saved from the following link.
- Click here for conversion to non-subsidized ration card (Rural Areas).
- Click here for conversion to non-subsidized ration card (city area).
- After successfully saving the form fill the form with required details.
- Attach the required documents to the form.
- Submit the form along with the filled in form and required documents to the office of the concerned Ration Officer, Inspector or Food Supply Officer.
New Digital Ration Card: Application Procedure (Online)
To apply for West Bengal Digital Ration Card through online mode the applicant must follow the following application steps finalized by the concerned authority.
- In case of online application first visit the official website of West Bengal Food and Supply Department.
- On the left side of the official website screen, you have to choose the Ration Card option.
- Next to ‘Apply Online’ option, ‘Apply For New Ration Card For A Family (From 3)’ option should be selected.
- A page for digital ration card application will open in front of you.
- In case of applying through mobile first click on ‘SERVICES AND CITIZEN CORNER’ option.
- Then click on ‘Digital Ration Ward Related Services:’ option.
- From there, if you select the ‘Apply For New Ration Card For A Family (From 3)’ option, a new page will open in front of you.
New Digital Ration Card: Sign Up Procedure (Online)
- For digital ration card sign up you need to give your mobile number at specified place.
- Then click on the ‘Get OTP’ option to get an OTP on the registered mobile number.
- After giving the OTP in the specified place click on ‘Proceed’ option.
- Then the West Bengal Online Ration Card portal home screen will open in front of you with the help of which you can apply.
New Digital Ration Card: Form No. 3 Application Procedure (Online)
With the help of application form number 3, you can apply only when no one in your family has a digital ration card.
- After opening the home screen of the online ration card portal you will be asked whether any of your family members have a digital ration card and you have to click on the ‘No’ option.
- You will then be asked for your ration card as ‘Subsidized’ and not as ‘ID’.
- From there you will save your options.
- If you want to get ration with the help of ration card, you have to choose the ‘Subsidized Food Grain’ option.
- Next you have to choose your residential area location ‘Rural’ or ‘Urban’.
How to Make New Digital Ration Card: Category Verification Procedure (Online)
- After selecting your area you will be presented with several options and checkboxes.
- You have to fill these options and checkboxes appropriately. The checkboxes and options you fill will select your next card category.
- After filling each option and checkbox you have to come to the bottom of the screen, there will be a new list of checkboxes that you have to select.
- After clicking all the checkboxes and selecting the correct option click on ‘Next’ option. A new page will open in front of you.
How to Make New Digital Ration Card: Mode of Payment of Address (Online)
- With this page you can choose your address.
- In the next section you have to select your nearest Fear Price Shop or Fair Price Ration Shop.
New Digital Ration Card in West Bengal: Method of Providing Connection Information (Online)
- After selecting the ration shop, you will come to the bottom of the page, where you can enter all your contact details.
- If you want to keep your number login then select ‘Same As Login Mobile’ option.
- In case of adding new number, you need to add new number in appropriate place and click on ‘Get OTP’ option, and after OTP comes place it in specific place and click on ‘Validate’ option.
- Also from this page you can add your email id and whatsapp number with your ration card.
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Digital Ration Card: How to Add Family Member (Online)
- In case of application for ration card of family members, name of head of family and identity card of other members should be added.
- In the next section the identity card of the head of the family and other members has to be provided.
- With the help of ‘Add More Members’ option, the information of the family members has to be added.
- After providing correct identity card of family head and members click on ‘Next’ option.
New Digital Ration Card in West Bengal: Verification Procedure (Online)
- After selecting the next option, a new page will open in front of you where your digital ration card and all family members details are given, you can re-verify these details.
- In case of errors, you can click the ‘Back’ option to provide correct information again.
- After entering all the information correctly click on ‘it’s okay’ checkbox.
- After clicking the checkbox, select ‘Proceed’ option, then a new page will open in front of you.
How to Make New Digital Ration Card: Document Upload Procedure (Online)
- You and all your family members have to upload scan copy of Aadhaar card on the new page.
- After uploading scan copy to Aadhaar card, you will be asked if Aadhaar card address and your current address are same. If the address is same then select ‘Yes’ option. Otherwise select ‘No’ option and upload your address proof.
- Other required documents like education certificate, income certificate and cast certificate have to be uploaded.
- After uploading all documents select ‘Next’ option and ‘Proceed’. Then a new page will open in front of you.
Digital Ration Card: How to Submit Form 3 (Online)
- To submit form number 3 you need to click on ‘Get OTP’ option.
- Provide OTP in specified place and select ‘Submit OTP’ option.
- After providing the OTP your form will be successfully submitted in the digital ration card portal.
You can check your digital ration card application status anytime through the West Bengal Digital Ration Card portal. Click on https://wbpds.wb.gov.in/ website to go to digital ration card portal . From here you can check your ration card application status by selecting ‘Enquiry’ option.
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