The central government directed the ration cardholders and members on the card to link Aadhaar. The government also said that no ration for the citizens if the Aadhaar not linked with the ration card. It means if the Aadhaar not linked with the rationcard, citizens will not receive ration but the name on the ration card not removed. The last date to link Aadhaar with a ration card in Kerala online is October 31, 2020.
It was observed that there were 36.1 Lakh cardholders were not linked after the deadline of September 30, 2020, and decided to extend up to October 31, 2020. A report says that in Kerala 99% of cardholders and 85% of members in card linked to Aadhaar.
The Food Security Act of 2016 specifies that Aadhaar must be linked to the ration card to make sure that ration food received by the right person.
Every state in India is having the option to link Aadhaar with a ration card online. In Kerala now it is compulsory to link Aadhaar with rationcard to get ration. Below is the procedure:
- To link Aadhaar with ration card online visit the official website of Kerala PDS.
- Click on the “Citizen Login” on the home page.
- A new page opens, click on the “citizens.”
- Now click on the “create an account”, now a new page appears.
- First, select the “No” for the question “To make a new ration card.”
- Now enter the rationcard number, Aadhaar card number, check the box to agree, and click on the “validate” option.
- Also enter user login ID, name, email ID, mobile number, password, and Captcha code click on the “submit” option.
- An OTP generates, enter the OTP to link Aadhaar with the ration card online in Kerala.
As of now, there is no official website to link Aadhaar with a rationcard because every state is having its own portal for ration card.
- By visiting the nearest PDS shops in Kerala, we can link Aadhaar with a ration card.
- Carry all the required photocopies and original documents of RationCard, Aadhaar card, and passport size photos of all the members in the card.
- In some cases the bank details also not linked with Aadhaar card, so submit a copy of the bank passbook at PDS shops.
- The shop representative will ask for fingerprint authentication to link Aadhaar card.
- After everything submitted, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number. Another message also received after both the cards linked.
Documents Required to Link Aadhaar with Ration Card Online
- Ration Card photocopy along with original card
- All the family members Aadhaar card photocopies
- Head of the family photocopy
- Head of the family passport photo
- Bank passbook photocopy, if the bank account not linked with Aadhaar
How to check whether Aadhaar linked with ration card?
Visit the nearest PDS shop along with photocopies of Aadhaar and Rationcards, go for the finger-biometric authentication to verify the identity with Aadhaar.
Can I download Ration card with an Aadhaar?
There is no such procedure to download rationcard with Aadhaar as of now.