How to Apply for Smart Ration Card in Maharashtra?

A smart Ration Card is an important legal document used by households eligible to get food grains at subsidized rates. It is also used as Identity and Address Proof on various occasions. The government of India wants to introduce smart ration cards to distribute ration in Digital India.

So, the state governments are also encouraging the technology-based distribution of rations. People can apply for a smart ration card online in Maharashtra.

The smart ration card aims to improve food grains and other essential items for poor people at reasonable or subsidized prices.

Maharashtra’s food, civil, and consumer protection departments serve the public distribution system and other state-related activities.

Tricolor Smart Ration Cards

The state government of Maharashtra launched tri-colour smart ration cards for the state’s citizens. These cards are issued to the citizens based on families’ income levels.

Yellow Ration Card – These cards supply families under the Below Poverty Line (BPL).

Saffron Ration Cards – These cards are issued to families with over Rs 15000/- and less than one Lakh per annum.

White Ration Cards – White Ration cards are issued to households whose annual income is one Lakh and above.

Eligibility to Apply for Smart Ration Card in Maharashtra

  • Citizens who want to apply for a smart ration card must be permanent residents of Maharashtra.
  • Applicants must not have any other ration cards in Maharashtra and from other states of India.
  • Applicants applying for smart ration cards must fall into the government of Maharashtra’s income criteria.
  • The family member must not be a lawyer, doctor, chartered accountant, or architect.
  • Applicants or family members should not possess a four-wheeler vehicle and not pay professional tax GST or any other income tax.

Documents Required

  • Aadhaar card
  • Income Certificate
  • PAN card
  • Telephone/Electricity Bill
  • Gas Connection Details
  • Residential Proof
  • Bank Passbook
  • Photographs

How do you apply for a Smart Ration Card in Maharashtra?

  • Citizens who want to apply for a smart ration card in Maharashtra must visit the official website of FCCPD.
  • On the home page, click on the “download” link.
  • A new page opens where the applicants click the “Form 1: Application for New Ration Card” link.
  • An application form opens, and applicants have to download and take a printout of the application form.
  • Fill the form with the necessary details correctly.
  • Applicants must attach all the required documents with the filled application form.
  • Now apply with the documents at the concerned department.

Click here for the Application form for Ration Card.

Note: Applicants must affix a Rs 2/- court fee stamp and the application form before submitting it.

How do you check the status of the Smart Ration Card online?

  • After submitting the application form, applicants can check the status online by visiting the official website.
  • On the home page, click on the “Transparency Portal” link.
  • A new page opens. Click on the Allocation Generation Status link.
  • Now enter the ration card details and click on proceed further.
  • Application status is displayed on the screen.

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