How To Link Aadhaar Card With Ration Card

The Government of India issued ration cards to all households. Initially the household were given food grains and fuel at a subsidized rate on the basis of Ration cards. The Government issued ration cards were also served as a proof of identity and address before the onset of other documents like passport and PAN cards.

Why Link Aadhaar Card With Ration Card?

Deserving individuals still receive free ration through it. There have been instances of fraud of individuals obtaining more than their share of ration or where individuals not eligible for ration which deprive deserving people of it. In order to come over this, the government has made it compulsory to link ration cards with an individual’s Aadhar number/ card.

Aadhar number is a 12 digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI under Government of India mandate. Aadhar number also contains the individual’s biometric information. The government will be able to put a stop to instances where individuals obtain multiple ration cards by linking the Aadhar card to the ration card.
Aadhaar number can be linked with your Ration card either offline or online. The procedure for both is listed below.

How to link Aadhar with Ration Card Online:

Here are the steps to link your Aadhaar card to your ration card online:

  • Visit the official Aadhaar seeding website and click on “Start Now”.
  • Enter your details – Name, full address, including district and state.
  • Under ‘option menu’ provided, select the Benefit Type, which is “Ration Card”.
  • Choose the scheme name, which is “ration card”
  • Enter your ration card number, Aadhaar number, email address and mobile number.
  • You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
  • To process the application, enter the OTP,
  • After successful verification of the details, an on screen notification “Congratulations! Your Aadhaar card has been linked to your Ration Card.” will be displayed.

Offline method of Aadhar Seeding to Ration Card

Other than online method of linking ration card with Aadhar number, one can also link both offline by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Carry photocopies of the Aadhaar cards of all the family members as well as a photocopy of your ration card to the nearest Ration Office
  • Also take passport sized photograph of the head of the family and submit these documents to the ration Office.
  • The authorities will process your documents and After successful linking of Aadhaar cards to Ration card you will receive a notification.

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