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Bihar Ration Card

A Ration Card is a document issued under an order or authority of the State Government, as per the Public Distribution System, for the purchase of essential commodities from fair price shops. State Governments issue distinctive Ration Cards to Above Poverty Line, Below Poverty Line and Antyodaya families and conduct periodical review and checking of Ration Cards.

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A Ration Card is a very useful document for Indian citizens. It helps save money by aiding in the procurement of essential commodities at a subsidised rate. It has also become an important tool of identification now-a-days. You may need to produce a copy of your Ration Card as proof of identification when applying for other documents like Domicile Certificate, for inclusion of your name in the Electoral Rolls, etc.

Families living below the poverty line are entitled to Blue Cards, under which they can avail special subsidies. In addition to permanent Ration Cards, States also issue temporary Ration Cards, which are valid for a specified number of months, and are issued for relief purposes.

Bihar EPDS Ration Card 

Public distribution grain software has been created for issuing new ration cards, amending and extradition of previous ration cards. Families covered under the National Food Security Act 2013, which have not been issued ration cards in the past, can apply for a new ration card.

Facility is also available to add the name of the new family member to the ration card and to remove the name of the old family member and to extradite the ration card. Under the supervision of the Sub-Divisional Officer, the work of issuing ration card, modification and extradition is being done.

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1. You may obtain the application form for making a new Consumer (Ration) Card from any Circle Office/ S.D.O. Office.
2. You will require passport-sized photographs of the head of your family attested by a gazetted officer/MLA/MP/Municipal Councillor, the specified proof(s) of residence, and the Surrender/Deletion Certificate of the previous Ration Card, if there was any.
3. In case you are not able to provide any proof of residence, the Circle FSO/S.I./M.O. conducts spot inquiries by recording the statements of two independent witnesses in your neighborhood.
4. The standard prescribed time schedule for the preparation of a Ration Card is generally 15 days. However, the procedure and time limit may vary from State to State.

There is also a provision for making amendments to valid Ration Cards.

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