Individual Ration Cards are issued as per directives issued by the Govt. Latest guidelines in this regard has been issued vide No. 78/FS dt. 05.01.2007. As per existing order a person living in the areas under West Bengal UPDS (M&C) order, 2003 is required to approach the Rationing Officer of the area and apply in prescribed form (R.O. 1) along with documents in support of his residential Address, Age, Nationality and non-possession of ration card. On receipt of such application concerned Rationing Officer makes an enquiry and issues ration cards if deemed fit. In case of change of address within the same Sub-area or for change of Age / Surname etc. the application should be made in Form No. RO 2 and in case of prayer for fresh ration card in lieu of lost, damaged, defaced ration cards the prayer should be in Form F. it may also be noted that prayer of new ration card in case of change of address outside the Sub area, a person has to obtain a surrender certificate, get the ration cards cancelled from the Ration Office of issue and apply a- fresh in Form No. RO I before the Rationing Officer of the changed area.
BPL, AAY and Annapurna ration cards are issued by the Rationing Officer on the basis of lists prepared by Panchayat and Rural Development Deptt. / Municipal Affairs Department.
Issue of Ration Permit
Ration Permit is issued to the Social Welfare Institution / NGOs on receipt of the following:-
1) Prayer / Application
2) Residential Proof
3) Certificate from Social Welfare Deptt.
4) List of Inmates with supporting documents
5) Source of Income.
Copy of ration Permit Annexed.
Issue of License
Licence under the WBUPDS (M&C) Order, 2003 is issued by the Directorate of Rationing as per provisions laid down in Notification No. 7044 – FS dated 18.11.2004 (Annexed). Copy of West Bengal Urban Public Distribution System (Maintenance & Control) Order, 2003 is also annexed. Copy of licence issued to Dealer / Wholesaler is enclosed.