Sometimes we might need a duplicate ration card to replace the existing one.
This may be due to a number of reasons such as, you might have lost your digital ration card and need a new one.
We may also need a duplicate ration card in case the original ration card is damaged due to some reason.
The West Bengal government has made it easier to apply for a duplicate ration card online.
In this article, you will get to know the following details to apply online for a duplicate ration card in West Bengal.
Let’s see each of these points in detail…
Documents required to apply for a duplicate digital ration card online
You need the following documents to apply for West Bengal duplicate digital ration card online:
- Supporting document in case of lost card (Like Police General Dairy) (as applicable).
Steps to apply online for a duplicate ration card in West Bengal
To get a duplicate ration card in West Bengal,
Step 1: Go to the Official Ration Card website
- First, go to the official website of the West Bengal ration card.
- Now select the ration card option on the left side of the screen.
- Now go to the “Apply Online” option.
- From the dropdown menu select “Apply for a duplicate ration card (Form 9).
In case you are applying from mobile,
First, click on the services and citizens corner. Then click on digital ration card digital services.
Now click on “Apply for duplicate ration card”. A new page will open up.
To use the digital ration card facility of the West Bengal government, first, you need to link your Aadhaar and mobile number with your ration card.
You can read the article below to know about the steps to link your Aadhaar Card with your ration card:
Step 2: Log in to the Digital Ration card portal
- Now enter your mobile number linked with your digital ration card click on get OTP
- Once you receive the OTP enter it in the specified field and click on proceed
- The home screen of the West Bengal online ration card portal will an in front of you
Step 3: Fill up FORM-9
- Scroll down to the form section and click “Apply now” below “Apply for FORM 9”.
- Now a new page will open showing all the names of the members of your family linked to the mobile number.
- Now select the member whose duplicate ration card you want to get.
- In case you want to get duplicate ration cards of all the members of the family, click on select all.
- Click on next. A new page will open.
- This page will show you the name of the members of your family whose duplicate ration card you need.
- Verify the name and upload a supporting document if needed.
- Now click the “It’s okay” check box and then click on proceed.
Step 4: Submit FORM-9
- After a new page opens, click on the “I Certify” checkbox and then click on get OTP
- Now enter the OTP in the specified field and click on submit OTP
- Once you do that you will get a success notice showing that your form is successfully submitted.
Now you can log in here any time and check the status of your application.
There is also an option to check the status of your ration card application form without logging in.
You can read the article below to know more about it:
You can follow the steps mentioned above to apply for a duplicate ration card through the West Bengal food and supplies department’s official website( food.gov.in / wbpds.gov.in).
I lost/damaged my Digital Ration Card. What should I do?
In case you have lost/damaged your West Bengal Digital Ration Card, you should submit Form 9 offline/online to get a duplicate ration card.
What is the Form number to apply for a duplicate digital ration card in West Bengal?
You need to submit FORM 9 to apply for a duplicate digital ration card in West Bengal.
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