Ration card in India is one of the most important documents an Indian citizen should possess. A ration card is a document that grants citizens the right to acquire essential commodities at subsidised rates. The ration card of Uttar Pradesh is also a mandatory document to avail numerous services and schemes from the UP government today.
The ration card does not only serves the purpose mentioned above, it also serves as an identity proof and address proof for several purposes that are related to both private and government institutions. Uttar Pradesh being one of the most populous states in India provides many subsidies and schemes for ration card holders.
Advantages of having a ration card in Uttar Pradesh
- To avail wheat, LPG, Sugar etc. at subsidised rates.
- Proof of identity and address
- Ration cards can also be submitted as the proof of the relationship between the family members
Types of Ration cards issued by the Uttar Pradesh government
- Below Poverty Level Card/BPL card
- Above Poverty Level Card/APL card
- Antyodaya Anna Yojana Card/AAY card
- Annapurna Yojana Card/AY card
BPL Card – is issued to Uttar Pradesh natives with an annual income of less than INR 10000. The essential commodities provided to the cardholder on this ration card basis come at a highly subsidised price.
APL Card – is issued to Uttar Pradesh native people with an annual income above INR 10000. This type of ratio card does not entitle the cardholders to any subsidies.
AAY Card – is issued to the poorest UP natives and the subsidies and scheme that would be available on this ration card is different.
AY Card – is issued to UP natives over an age of 65-years. AY cards are usually issued to people whose conditions meet certain pre-set conditions.
Eligibility criteria to apply for a ration card in UP
- Applicant should not possess any ration card
- Applicant should be a native of Uttar Pradesh
- Applicant should possess a temporary ratio card or an expired card
- Electricity bills/ tax receipt/ telephone bill/voter ID/water bill etc.
- Proof of residence – rent agreement, driving license, bank passbook etc.
- If a government staff, submit the stamped and signed certificate from your department head.
- Identification proof
- Birth certificate
- PAN Card
- SSLC certificate
- Proof Address
- LIC bond
- Aadhaar card
- Electricity/Telephone bills
- House rent agreement
- Age proof
- Birth certificate
- PAN card
- SSLC Mark list
- Transfer certificate
With all these being told there are two basic methods to apply for a ration card in Uttar Pradesh
- Offline method and
- Online method
Offline method –
- Step 1: Visit the nearest CSC center(Common Service Center)
- Step 2: place your request with the staff
- Step3: collect the application form provided by the staff and then fill in the form with requested details
- Step 4: attach the documents as requested on the form
- Step 5: Submit the application form and documents to the staff and collect the receipt provided by the staff.
- Step 6: The ration card can be collected within one month of application. PS: without submitting the receipt the ration card cannot be acquired.
- Online method –
Currently, the online method for application of ration card is unavailable. However, the option will be soon updated and the citizens can apply for ration cards. Here is the step by step procedure of how to for apply ration card online in Uttar Pradesh.
- Step 1: Visit the official FCS website or click here instead http://fcs.up.nic.in/
- Step 2: On the home screen you will find the option “New Registration”, select this option.
- Step 3: Now on the new page enter all the details as requested and complete the process. The server will now send an OTP and PASSWORD to your mobile number entered during this process
- Step 4: Login the official website using this OTP and PASSWORD
- Step 5: Fill in the online application form as requested on the form and click submit button
- Step 6: Now the page will display an acknowledgment with a temporary ration card number.
You can use this temporary number for tracking the status of your application.
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