How to Apply for West Bengal Digital Ration Card Online

The digital card is a card that can be used for multiple purposes which acts as an legal document through which the holder can avail various schemes and subsidy based facilities in the State of West Bengal. West Bengal Public Distribution System (WBPDS), Bengal is giving an e-ration card facility for the year 2019-20. As India is moving towards rapid digitization as part the Government of West Bengal renovates all ration cards fully digital.

The aim of introducing this digital ration card is to provide subsidized food grains and other facilities to the eligible people by eliminating duplicate and fake ration cards. Here in this article we will be providing you with all the information regarding the West Bengal Digital Ration Card 2020-21 application process, eligibility criteria and required documents.  

A ration card acts as a very important document that can be used to avail subsidized things from the fair ration shops. Other than this, Ration Cards are widely used as an important proof to avail all the other schemes and services. Ration card is used as a useful document for online application of various other identity cards and certificates such as Domicile Certificate, Income Certificate, Drivers License, Voter ID Card, and PAN Card.


Ration cards are very important for a person residing in India. The benefits of Ration card are as follows

  • Ration card is a basic document that can be used to get many types of benefits
  • Poor or BPL people can get get food grains and other household use items at reasonable rates from the fair rate shops
  • Three types of ration cards have been made mandatory by the Government of India, through which citizens can avail.
  • Ration card is very useful for the application of various types of certificates such as a Domicile Certificate, Income Certificate, Drivers License, and PAN Card, etc.

With the Digital Ration Card introduced by the Government of West Bengal, The state people can get benefits in a very better way.

Types of Ration Card issued by the Government

Based on the economic status of the families residing in the state, The state government is providing three types of ration cards to the people 

Above Poverty Line (APL) – Families income above Rs. 100000 will get APL Card (White Color)

Below Poverty Line (BPL) – Families income below Rs. 24,200 will get Below Poverty Line (BPL)

Antyodya Anna Yojana (AAY) – Landless laborers, marginal farmers, artisans, craftsmen, widows, sick persons, illiterate, disabled adults with no means of subsistence fall under this category.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All the state residents (West Bengal) are eligible for this card.
  • Only based on the economic status of the families the allocation of different sets of cards will be categorized.
  • All temporary ration cardholders or card expiry holders can apply for the new WB Digital Ration Card. 
  • New married couples can apply for ration cards

Required Document for Application

For application you need the following documents mentioned below

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Application letter
  3. Income certificate
  4. Voter ID Card
  5. Residential Certificate (House & Electricity Bill)
  6. Details of all household members
  7. Passport size photo of all family members

West Bengal Digital Ration Card Application Process

If you want to apply for this card via online, then follow these steps given below

  • Visit the official website of the Department of Food and Supplies, West Bengal. Home page opens.
  • On the homepage of the website. Click “View Forms” under the “FEATURES” menu.
  • FEATURES >> View Forms
  • A new page will open on your screen, you will be given a link to download the ration card application form, download the application form according to your category.
  • Now you have to provide details of all the necessary information in the ration card application form.
  • After this, you submit the application form along with all the documents to the nearest ration card office. You should take a print out of your ration card application number for future use.

How to Check Status of the Card

  • Visit the official website of the Department of Food and Supplies, West Bengal. Home page opens.
  • On the homepage of the official website, Click on the link of “Check Ration Card Application Status” under the “Features” menu.
  • A new page will opens now where you will have entering the following details
  1. Description of application number
  2. district
  3. block
  • Click on the link of “Search“ after this.
  • Now the WB Digital Ration Card application status will open in front of you.

How to Search Your Nearest Ration Dealer Shop

  • Visit the official website. Home page opens.
  • Click on the option “e-citizen” and Click “locate your nearest ration shop
  • Enter the information of DDPS / DR, DCFS / JD, SCFS / RO, Block Office.
  • Click the “Display FPS” option. 
  • Now the list of the nearest ration dealer shop will be displayed on your screen.

Name Wise (WBPDS) Digital Ration Card List 

You can check the Digital Ration Card list with the help of the applicant’s name or ration card number.

  • Visit the official website
  • Select the options underlined above at your convenience.
  • Click search after providing all the information.
  • Locate Your Nearest Ration Dealer Shop

Steps to Link Ration Card with Aadhaar Card Online

You can link your Ration Card With Aadhaar Card either through online or offline. If you wanna do that just follow these steps below.

Online Mode

  • Visit the official website of the department. Home page opens on your screen.
  • Now link the appropriate link of Aadhaar to Aadhaar 
  • Enter the details of all the necessary information in the given space on the new page.
  • After checking the information, you entered, click on the Submit button.

Offline Mode

For those who want to link the Aadhaar card to the ration card in offline mode, in order to link their Aadhaar card, you have to carry a photocopy of the Aadhaar card of all the members of your family along with a photocopy of your ration card and have it and has to be submitted to the nearest office of the Supply Department.

How to Check the Status of Grievance Online

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click “Complaint” after the homepage opens.
  • From the drop-down menu, Click “File your complaint” 
  • Enter a specific number to file a complaint and telephone number
  • Click on search option and check the status of the complaint

Helpline Details

If you face any issues or difficulties while performing any of those steps mentioned above then you can contact the official toll free numbers and Email ID 

Phone: 1800 345 5505 / 1967 (TOLL FREE)


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