The ration card is a very key multi-purpose legal document that allows a state's resident to purchase necessary items such as rice, sugar, pulses at subsidized rates through the Meghalaya Government. The ration card can also be used as proof of identification as well as proof of residency in all private and public sector official operations. The government recommends that the eligible people of the state obtain a Meghalaya ration card since it allows the bearer to receive numerous subsidies.
You can check the Meghalaya ration card list 2021 on the Food Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Department website. Residents can now apply for the ration card online through the website and wait for the list to be updated on the website. Once the administrators prepare the ration card, it is then updated on the official website of the Food Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Department (FCS). Generally, all eligible candidates’ names appear on the list, and those not eligible will be eliminated from the list.
It is advisable for the residents of Meghalaya to apply for a ration card considering its immense benefits and advantages. But before applying, it would be sensible to read up on the eligibility criteria and only then continue to apply for a Meghalaya ration card. Here are some of the key criteria to consider before applying for a ration card:
The primary criteria is the age of the citizens as they must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a ration card
The second criteria is that the residents should not have any other state ration card as that would be a violation of rules
The Meghalaya ration card application procedure has become exceedingly simple with the state government's provision of the National Food Security Act 2013 (NFSA) for citizens' convenience.
To apply for a Meghalaya ration card online, follow these simple steps –
Step 1: Fill in an application form to get a new Meghalaya Ration card under the NFSC
Step 2: There are different claim forms for rural and urban areas. Select the one for you and fill in the details in the prescribed format as per the respective area.
Step 3: ·The general information required is the name, address, family information, gas connection details, income information, and bank account details.
Step 4: Once you have filled in all the details, just submit the form and supporting documents to the local supply office.
Step 5: The Clerk will then verify all the documents and provide the applicant with an acknowledgment slip that must be safeguarded for any future use.
Step 6: In the next stage, the clerk will forward the application and supporting documents to the supply officer of the respective area.
Step 7: The supply officer will then visit the home of the applicant to make sure that all criteria are fulfilled.
Step 8: Once the physical verification is done, the ration card will be issued if the applicant comes under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) .
Step 9: The ration card will then be finalized with the family name and photo and recorded in the master register.
Step 10: In the final step, the applicant will submit the acknowledgment slip and receive the Meghalaya Ration Card.
The documents required for the Meghalaya ration card online application are:
Verified Income Certificate
An Identity Proof
Certificate to prove the age of the applicant
A passport size picture of the applicant
Verified address proof
Verified Mobile Number
A citizen is liable to enjoy the Meghalaya ration card benefits like –
The below poverty line cardholders can avail the benefit of subsidies provided by the Government of Meghalaya. The list of food commodities and goods can be food grains like rice, pulses, sugar, and petroleum products like gas and kerosene.
Meghalaya Ration Card serves as an identity document as it has all the details of the family members included in it. Hence the applicant can buy a property, apply for a bank loan, or even apply for a passport or a PAN card using this one multi-purpose ration card.
By logging on to the official website of Food Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Dept, select the National Food Security Act option and apply for a new ration card.
To get a new Meghalaya Ration Card, fill an application form in a prescribed format under the urban or rural section. After filling in the required details, submit the form.
The applicant can check the ration card status on the official website.
At present, in Meghalaya, there are a total of 280 wholesalers and 4474 fair-price shops.