Telangana Ration Card Application 2020, Get New Ration Card, New Food Security cards in place of Ration Cards in Telangana soon…
Ration Card is a document issued under an order or civil supplies authority of the Telangana State Government, as per the PDS, for the purchase of essential commodities from fair price shops. State Governments issue different types of Ration Cards to Above Poverty Line, Below Poverty Line and Antyodaya families.
A Ration Card is an important document for citizens. It helps save money by aiding in the purchase of essential commodities at a subsidized rate. It has also become an important tool of identification nowadays to get welfare scheme benefits. You may need to produce a copy of your Ration Card as proof of identification when applying for other documents like Income Certificate, for inclusion in the Electoral Rolls, etc.
What You Need to Do to get a new Ration Card
Families living below the poverty line are entitled to white 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.
You may obtain the application form for making a new Consumer (Ration) Card from any Meeseva centre. 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. The standard prescribed time schedule for the preparation of a Ration Card, procedure and time limit may vary from State to State. There is also a provision for making corrections to valid Ration Cards.
How to get New Ration Card in TS
Normally new ration cards are issued to all eligible families after a Govt. notification. Ration cards are basically of two types:
- White Cards (D Cards)
- Pink Cards (ABC Cards)
White cards are issued to people with an income of less than Rs. 70000 and pink cards are issued to people with an income of more than Rs. 70000.
New cards are issued by the Tahsildar after obtaining sanction from the District Collector and conducting enquiry about the applicant. The Master Register (Key Register) contains details of the card holders that are assigned to a particular dealer. This register is maintained dealer-wise. This contains details about the cardholders such as Sl. No., Card No., cardholder’s name, door no., occupation, annual income, no. of family members (no. of adults, no. of children and total).
Besides the issue of new cards, the Tahsildar issues ration cards to families who come on transfer to the Mandal, after verifying the surrendered certificates submitted by them. He also handles cases of a change of the ration shop due to a change of address of the cardholder and corresponding changes are carried out in the registers. Cancellation of ration cards and checking of FP shops in case of complaints against them are also looked after by the Tahsildar.
Get more info at EPDS Telangana Web portal https://epds.telangana.gov.in.