West Bengal Digital Ration Card Status Check: Apply Online & District Wise Name List 2021

Food is one of the basic necessities of life. And if people cannot afford to eat at least three meals a day, then eventually it will increase malnutrition syndrome and people would be more vulnerable to health complications.

Considering the concern of food requirements of the poor and needy percentage of our nation, the government has established a public distribution system(PDS).

PDS helps in supplying ration at low rates than the market prices in overall India. In this supply process, our state governments provide proper support to ensure the availability of affordable ration to low-par people across the nation.

One of these schemes under PDS is the West Bengal Digital Ration Card or Khadya Sathi Scheme. Under which people can afford the food commodities.

Today in this article we will tell you the overall details of the West Bengal digital ration card. So, After reading this article you can easily visit the official portal and perform various tasks related to the card.

We have explained in detail to you the online application process for the ration card on the portal. We have also mentioned the documents required at the time of registration. In this article, we have prepared a detailed guide for login for your absolute help.

 You will also find a section where you can learn the step-by-step process to download your digital ration card from the portal.

One of the sections of the article includes the steps to check the nearest ration shop allotted in your area.

Moreover, we have a proper step guide to check the application status of the ration card. You can get the solution to every query related to the digital ration card by reading this single article properly.

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West Bengal Digital Ration Card: Khadya Sathi Scheme 2021

In every state ration cards are already mandatory to get various benefits from government schemes.

West Bengal digital ration card is a new initiative taken by the Bengal government to make online ration cards for their population, so there is transparency while the distribution of ration among people.

Also, People will get ration at more sustainable rates, which will give the poverty-stricken families great food support every year.

Moreover, this online ration card will help people to avail various other schemes easily in the future. So a digital ration card is essential for a resident in West Bengal and are provided free of cost for every citizen in the state.

For this purpose west Bengal government has developed an official portal ‘online ration card life cycle management’  under the department of Food Supplies, the government of West Bengal.

On this website, the smooth functioning of registration of new cards, removal of name from the card, the addition of new family member, status check, and every other related activity is ensured for west Bengal citizens.

Highlights of the Scheme

Name of the SchemeKhadya Sathi Scheme
Provided UnderWest Bengal Digital Ration Card Scheme
Launched ByState Government of West Bengal
DepartmentDepartment of Food Supplies,  Govt. of West Bengal
ObjectiveCM Mamata Banerjee wants to provide essential ration at low prices and digitalization of the ration distribution process for more transparency
BeneficiaryResidents of the state
Application ModeOnline and Offline mode
Official Websitewbpds.wb.gov.in

Khadya Sathi Scheme 2021

Khadya Sathi scheme was launched by the government of West Bengal at the beginning of 2016. This scheme is focused on providing every citizen of West Bengal with a food supply at affordable rates.

The government provides rice at just Rs. 2 per kg and also other grains at half the market price to almost 90% of the population. The wheat was available at just rs. 3 per kg which is very affordable for anyone.

More than half a crore of people is already benefitting from the scheme. And the Bengal government is aiming to cover almost every citizen of West Bengal under the scheme.

And in the current lockdown, the food supply department ensured food for at least 9 crore people across the state with the help digital ration card.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for the west Bengal digital ration card is very simple and you can learn about the minimum requirements for applying the Khadya Sathi Scheme by following the below given points:

  1. The person should be a permanent citizen of the West Bengal state in India.
  2. The citizen who had a temporary ration card if now expired can apply for a new ration card.
  3. The applicant should not have a ration card before.
  4. The person after marriage can also apply to transfer the name in a new ration card.
  5. The applicant who had lost his card can also apply for a duplicate digital ration card as well.
  6. The eligible beneficiary should have a permanent address to living in the state.

Documents Required

Note the following required documents for the application process of a new card which are mentioned below:

  1. Aadhaar card.
  2. PAN card.
  3. An email id in case of a change of mobile number.
  4. The Identification proof, address proof, and age proof.
  5. The mobile number which is linked to your Aadhaar card.
  6. And lastly expired/old ration card if any.

Application Procedure For West Bengal Digital Ration Card Scheme

Online Mode

You can apply easily for the card online by simply following our step-by-step guide for the registration process on the official portal. Read all the steps in detail. The steps are as follows:

  1. Visit the official website of the department of food supplies in the first step of registration. 
  2. Next, click on the option, click here to apply and that will redirect you to a new page.
  3. Enter your 10 digit mobile number.
  4. Then  select the option ‘GET OTP’
  5. An OTP will be sent on your mobile number, enter that OTP in the box.
  6. In the next step select VALIDATE option.
  7. Select the correct option of your choice.
  8. After that enter the details in the application form.
  9. And then select the option ‘SHOW MEMBER’ tab on the portal.
  10. Your details will be visible on the next page, next step is to add other family members to the ration card.
  11. Select the option ‘add another member’ on the page, and similar steps again till you add all family members’ details.
  12. The next step is verification of information filled.
  13. Then click on the submit button.
  14. Your application would be submitted successfully, and after submission, you will get an application ID number.
  15. After applying for a digital ration card, your details will be thoroughly scrutinized and when it is approved by the officials, the ration card will be digitally sent to you within 3-4 weeks.

Offline Mode For Rural and Urban

Please follow the steps given below for offline application of the digital ration card in 2021:

  • In the first step, you have to download the forms from the official website of the food supplies department of West Bengal
  • In the next step, you have to take a printout of the application form.
  • Fill the application form with all your family details without any mistakes.
  • Then submit the application with required documents to the concerned food rationing officer in your locality.
  • After successfully applying, you will receive your ration card within a few days after applying offline.

Process To Add a New Family Member in The Digital Ration Card

Follow the below steps for easily adding the name of a new family member to the card.

  1. In the first step, go to the portal of the West Bengal government for a digital ration card.
  2. Then on the homepage, click on the ‘E-CITIZEN’ option, which on the top right side of it.
  3. There will be a list of options.
  4. Out of the option, select the apply to add new member in family.
  5. Then you will be redirected to a new page.
  6. Enter the mobile number, click on get OTP.
  7. OTP will be sent on the mobile, submit it.
  8. Enter the details of the new family member after verification of your mobile number.
  9. Attach the necessary documents.
  10. Submit the application.

Procedure To Change The Name in The West Bengal Digital Ration Card

  • Firstly, visit the official portal of the food development department, West Bengal.
  • The second step is to select the E-CITIZEN option on top of the homepage.
  • Click on the option ‘change name or other details in ration card’ on that tab.
  • You will be landed on a new page.
  • Fill in all the required details asked to change the name.
  • attach documents asked as proof.
  • Finally submit the details on the portal.

How To Change The Address in The Ration Card

  1. Go to the official portal of the West Bengal government food supply management.
  2. Select the ‘E-CITIZEN’ tab.
  3. Now click on the option ‘change name or other details in ration card’.
  4. After that, you will land on the next page.
  5. On that page, you have to fill in all the details in the form to change your address.
  6. Attach the necessary documents.
  7. Now submit the application form.

Process To Apply For a Duplicate Ration Card

You can follow the full step guide for insights on how to apply for a duplicate ration card on the official portal of the food supply department of the government of WB:

  1. The first step is to go to the official website, by clicking on the link here.
  2. Select the options tab ‘E-CITIZEN’.
  3. Click on the option ‘apply for a duplicate ration card’
  4. After that on the new slide enter all the necessary details.
  5. Attach necessary documents.
  6. Submit the application in the final step.

Procedure To Change Category (RKSY-II and RKSY-I)

  1. Visit the online life cycle management portal of the West Bengal state.
  2. By clicking on the above link you will be redirected to the homepage of the official portal.
  3. Now select the option ‘apply to change the category from RKSY-II to RKSY-I’  on the E-CITIZEN tab.
  4. Next step, enter your mobile number.
  5. Click on get an OTP.
  6. Enter the OTP and verify the details.
  7. Fill in all the necessary details with required documents if any.
  8. In the last step, submit the application.

Procedure To Link Aadhaar Card of Family Members With The Ration Card

You can link your Aadhaar card with the digital ration card by online or offline method.

Online method

  1. In the very initial step, go to the official website.
  2.  Click on the e-citizen tab on the homepage.
  3.  Select the option ‘apply to link Aadhaar card and mobile number with your family’.
  4. Fill in the appropriate details.
  5. Submit the application form in the last step

Offline Method

  1. Visit the nearest food and supply department office.
  2. Bring the photocopy of Aadhaar card of each family member
  3. Take a photocopy of your ration card as well.
  4. Now ask for the application form and fill it.
  5. Submit the photocopy of your Aadhaar card with it.

Online process To Surrender or Deletion of Ration Card

  1. Visit the official portal of West Bengal food and supply chain management.
  2. Select the ‘E-CITIZEN’ tab.
  3. Click on the option ‘Apply to surrender or delete  card’
  4. You will be redirected to a new page.
  5. Enter your mobile number on the page.
  6. Click on ‘get OTP’
  7. After entering the OTP you need to submit and verify.
  8. Fill in all the necessary details required.
  9. Submit the application for surrender/deletion of your ration card.

Process To Apply For a Non-Subsidised Ration Card

You can check out the detailed steps below for the procedure to apply for a non subsidised card on the

  1. The first step is to visit the official portal of the West Bengal food supplies department portal.
  2. Select the ‘E-CITIZEN’ tab on the front page.
  3. Now, click on the option ‘apply for non subsidised ration card’.
  4. You will be redirected to a new page.
  5. In the next step, enter the mobile number.
  6. Select ‘get OTP’.
  7. Enter the OTP in the given box.
  8. Then on the next page fill in all necessary details on the page.
  9. Finally, submit the details.

How To Transfer The Ration Card After Marriage?

  • You can easily get your name deleted from the old ration card.
  • And after that, you can add your name to the ration card of your in-laws or where you live with your spouse after marriage in west Bengal.
  • We have mentioned the delete of a family member from the ration card in the above article, please read there for the full step guide to remove your name from the old ration card.
  • Also, we have instructions above in one of the topics on how to register a new family member. Those steps will help you apply the procedure online for the new digital ration card after marriage.

Online Procedure For West Bengal Ration Card Status Check

  1. First of all, you have to visit the official portal for a ration card application.
  2. Then select the tab bar e-citizen.
  3. After that click on the option ‘search your application status’.
  4. You will be landing on a new page where you have to fill out various details.
  5. You can select either to search by name or by ration card number.
  6. Enter your district, state, and GP ward and name.
  7. After entering the required details, click on the search button.
  8. The application status of your card will be visible on the screen.
  9. This way you can easily check the current application status of your digital ration card.

How To Check Your Digital Ration Card Details?

  1. Go to the portal with the link here.
  2. Select the tab option ‘E-CITIZEN’.
  3. Click on the first option flashing as ‘search your digital ration card details’.
  4. And then you will be redirected to a new page.
  5. Now enter the required details.
  6. Click on ‘search’.
  7. The card details will be shown on the next page.

How To log in To The Portal?

  • Login for rice mil, login(NFSA), dealer login, distributor login
  • Follow the below steps to log in on to the portal as any of the above parties:
  1. Visit the official website in the first step.
  2. Select the login bar on the homepage of the portal.
  3. Then select any of the suitable links below to log in to the portal.
  4. Click here for NFSA login.
  5. Click here for dealer login.
  6. Click here for distributor login.
  7. Click on this link here for Rice mil login.
  8. After clicking on the above suitable link you will be taken to another page.
  9. Then enter your account details on the page.
  10. The details include your user id and password.
  11. Then finally click on ‘account login’.

Official Login

  1. Click on the link here to visit the website.
  2. Select the tab ‘for official purpose’ on the homepage.
  3. Then click on the option ‘official login’.
  4. Which will land you on a new page.
  5. Now enter your credentials.
  6. Firstly your user id and then your password.
  7. Answer the question for human verification.
  8. Click on the login button.

Note: This login is used only by the department officers and other officials of the West Bengal food supply department.

Procedure To Check Ration Card Count under (NFSA & State Scheme)?

You can follow the steps given below for checking the ration card count on the portal. Also, we will teach you steps so can check for your name in the ration card list.

  1. Firstly visit the website for digital ration cards in West Bengal.
  2. You will be redirected to the homepage.
  3. Select the E-CITIZEN tab from there.
  4. Then select the option ‘view ration card count(NFSA & state scheme)’.
  5. Or you can click on the link here to directly land on the list page.
  6. The list of districts with the number of ration card holders will appear before you.
  7. Select FPS name and district.
  8. You can now check the details of your ration card.

How To Verify The Ration Card in 2021?

  1. Visit the official website by clicking here.
  2. Now on the homepage look for the service bar.
  3. The service bar will have various options under it.
  4. Click on the option ‘verify ration card(e-RC/DRC).
  5. Then on the next page, you have to fill in details.
  6. Firstly enter the ration card number.
  7. Then your category and finally enter the captcha code.
  8. Now click on the search option.
  9. Ration card details will be visible to you on the computer screen.
  10. Finally, select the option ‘verify’ to verify your digital ration card.

How To Check Your Nearest Ration Shop?

  1. Visit the official website of the West Bengal food and supply department.
  2. Click on the e-citizen tab.
  3. Select the option ‘locate your nearest ration store’ from the options there.
  4. On the next page, enter DDPS/DR, DCFS/JC, SCFS/RO, BLOCK OFFICE.
  5. Next step, click on the ‘display FPS number’.
  6. You can check the list now on the screen.

Process To Check Wholesaler Location-Wise Details on The Portal?

follow  the instructions below to check the wholesaler/distributor list on the west Bengal food supply department:

  1. Check the official website for the location-wise details.
  2. Select the e-citizen tab.
  3. Click on the option ‘’location wise distributor/wholesaler list’.
  4.  Select the designation out of the options given below.
  5. Directorate, DDPS/JD, SCFS/RO.
  6. Then click on the ‘display wholesaler’ option.
  7. The location-wise list of distributors will appear on the screen.

How To Check Card Details Online For The West Bengal Ration Scheme?

Check out the step-by-step instructions below to check your card details on the portal.

  1. In the first step, you have to go to the web portal by this link here.
  2. Next click on the inquiry tab.
  3. Then select the option ‘search your ration card details’.
  4. Then fill in the required details.
  5. After that click for the search option.
  6. Card details will be on the next page.

How To Download The Digital Ration Card?

  1. At first, go to the official web portal of the West Bengal food and supply department.
  2. Then select the option ‘ration card details’ under the service section.
  3. Next click on the option ‘ e-ration card’.
  4. Now click on the option ‘download e-ration card’.
  5. Now enter the mobile number.
  6. After that select ‘get OTP’.
  7. Enter the OTP in the box.
  8. Then submit it, next page will appear after that.
  9. Verify your details on the next page.
  10. The ration card will appear on your computer screen.
  11. Select the option to download ‘e-ration card’.
  12. The digital ration card will be downloaded to your device.

How To File a Complaint Online?

  • Firstly, go to the official website of Dept. of Food supplies of West Bengal
  • Log in with your credentials
  • Click on the Lodge Complaint tab on the menu
  • Write your complaint details and click on the ‘Submit’ button

You can also call on the toll-free number 1967 between working hours generally from 8 in the morning to 8 pm to register your complaint

Process To Check The Status of a Lodged Complaint

  1. To check the complaint status firstly visit the portal.
  2. Then select the grievance bar.
  3. Click on the option ‘lodge your complaint’.
  4. On the next page enter the complaint ID and mobile number.
  5. After submitting the details you can see the complaint status of your grievance.

Procedure To Check The User Manual For Application

You can check the user manual by following the options below:

  1. Visit the official website of the West Bengal government.
  2. You can click on the service tab and select the option ration card details.
  3. Now click on the user manual for the application.
  4. A pdf file will be downloaded to your device.
  5. You can check the steps for the registration on the portal.

Food Essentials Coupons

For providing ration to every citizen in West Bengal during the lockdown, the government has provided coupons to those who do not have a ration card or their ration cards has expired.

This has enabled the government to provide food supply to almost large number of the population of West Bengal.

Procedure To Download The Forms From The Portal

  1. Visit the official website of the food and supply department of west Bengal.
  2. Select the service bar on the homepage.
  3. Now select the option inquiry under the service tab.
  4. Select the option that you have to apply for your situation.
  5. The list of forms will be shown on the next page.
  6. Now click on the form you need to apply.
  7. Then PDF of the selected form will get downloaded on your computer.
  8. Then you can print it or fill it directly and submit it on the portal.
  9. Or you can submit the printed application to the food and supply department office.

Contact Details

Contacts details of all essential authorities and departments for the Khadya Sathi Scheme.

  • Phone Number – 1800 345 5505 /1967 (TOLL-FREE)   
  • Address: 11A, Mirza Ghalib Street, Kolkata, West Bengal -700087

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