Aadhaar Card-Ration card linking: September 30 is deadline; here’s how to do it
Once you link your Aadhaar with your ration card, you can receive food grains anywhere you stay as the government has started the implementation of ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ plan.
The government had set September 30 as the deadline to link your ration card with your Aadhaar card. If you fail to do this linking before September 30, then you will get your quota of food grains till September 30 only. So in order keep getting the food grains that you are entitled to under the Public Distribution System (PDS), it’s essential to link your Aadhaar card with the ration card.
Worth mentioning here is that the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution had issued clear instructions to all states and union territories (UTs) that no genuine beneficiary or household should be denied from entitled quota of food grains. “Their names/ration cards should not be deleted/cancelled only on the ground of not possessing an Aadhaar number,” the ministry said.
Here is how to link your ration card with your Aadhaar card online
-Visit the official Aadhaar linking website.
-Now click on ‘Start Now’.
-Proceed further and enter your address details – district and state.
-Choose the benefit type as “ration card” from the given options.
-You now need to choose the scheme name, which is in your ration card.
-Enter the ration card number, your Aadhaar number, e-mail address and mobile number.
-A one-time password (OTP) will be sent to your mobile number
-Enter the OTP, folowing which you will get a notification which will appear informing the completion of your application process
-Following this, your application will be verified and on successful verification, your Aadhaar card will be linked to the ration card.
Aadhaar and ration card linking can also be done offing by visiting your nearest PDS Centre or ration shop. For this you need to carry photocopies of the Aadhaar card for all your family members, a passport-sized photograph of the head of the family and the ration card. If your bank account is not linked with your Aadhaar, then you need to submit a copy of your passbook for the same.
Submit the above mentioned documents at the PDS shop along with a copy of your Aadhaar card. On successful submission of all the document, an SMS would be sent to your registered mobile number. You will receive another SMS when the linking will be completed.
Once you link your Aadhaar with your ration card, you can receive the entitled quantity of food grains every month anywhere you stay as the government has started the implementation of the inter-state portability of ration card holders under ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ plan.