About Maharashtra Ration Card

The Ration card is an important document that is offered by the State Government. It enables eligible persons to avail essential commodities at a subsidized rate. If you are a resident of Maharashtra, you can apply for the Ration Card through a simple process. Read on to know more about getting a Maharashtra Ration Card.

Maharashtra Ration Card – Eligibility Criteria

Ration Card Colour

Income Level

Yellow Ration Cards

Families falling under Below Poverty Line (BPL)

Saffron Ration Cards

Families with an income above ₹ 15,000 p.a. but less than ₹ 1 Lakh p.a.

White Ration Cards

Families with an income of ₹ 1 Lakh p.a. and above

Maharashtra Ration Card – Required Documents

When applying for a Maharashtra Ration Card, you will have to submit the following documents:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Details of your gas connection
  • Utility Bills
  • Certificate of income
  • Receipt for house rent
  • Bank passbook
  • Photographs of the applicant
  • Pan Card
  • Passport

Maharashtra Ration Card – Steps to Apply

To apply for a Maharashtra Ration Card, follow these steps:

Step 1 - Visit the official site of the Government of Maharashtra - Food, Civil, Supplies and Consumer Protection Department.

Step 2 – Click on the download tab that is located on the left side of the webpage

Step 3 – Now click on the ‘Form 1 – application for a new ration card’ link.

Step 4 – Print the form. Fill in all the necessary details and ensure that you recheck the same for accuracy.

Step 5 – You must attach all the requested documents to support your application. Once ready, you must submit the same to the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department.

At the department office, you must affix a ₹2 stamp during the submission of your form.

How to check Ration Card Status Online in Maharashtra

You can conveniently check the status of your application for the Maharashtra Ration Card, online.

Step 1 - Visit the official site of the Government of Maharashtra - Food, Civil, Supplies and Consumer Protection Department.

Step 2 – Click on the Transparency tab that is located on the left side of the webpage

Step 3 – The page will get redirected. Once done, click on ‘Allocation Generation Status’.

Step 4 – Enter the requested details pertaining to your Ration Card before clicking on ‘Proceed’.

Step 5 – You can then view the status of your application.

How to change Name in Ration Card in Maharashtra Online

You can use the official Government of Maharashtra website to make name changes in the Ration Card.

Step 1 - Visit the official site of the Government of Maharashtra - Food, Civil, Supplies and Consumer Protection Department.

Step 2 – Click on the Download tab that is located on the left side of the webpage.

Step 3 – Then, download ‘Form 14 – Change in the ration card’.

Step 4 – Print the form and feed in the requested details.

Step 5 – You must submit the form to the Food, Civil, Supplies and Consumer Protection Department.

Once assessed, the requested correction to details will be updated in the Ration Card. 

Maharashtra Ration Card FAQs

  • ✔️Who is eligible to apply for a Maharashtra Ration Card?

    To avail a Maharashtra Ration Card, you have to be a resident of Maharashtra. It is important that you do not hold a Ration Card of any other state when applying for a Maharashtra Ration Card. Additionally, you must note that the Maharashtra Government has set an income criterion. You must meet the criteria set to apply for a Ration Card.

  • ✔️Is it possible to add and delete the names of family members in the Ration Card?

    Yes, it is possible to make additions and delete the names of family members in the Ration Card. If you want to add the names of your family members to the card, you must fill the Form 8 and submit the same at the authority’s office. To delete the names of family members, you must fill Form 9.

  • ✔️Can I apply for the Maharashtra Ration Card if I am Maharashtrian and live outside the state?

    No, you cannot do so. You have to be a resident of Maharashtra to hold a Maharashtra Ration Card.

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