WBPDS Portal | Digital Ration card 2021 Application, Status check & more

The full form of WBPDS is the West Bengal Public Distribution System. WBPDS is an initiative of the West Bengal government through which PDS ( Public Distribution System ) information is provided to the people of the state through an online platform. The official portal can be accessed at wbpds.gov.in and people can access the services like Ration card application, status checking, etc. Ration card is not only required to get ration at subsidized rates rather it is also used as a medium of proof for various welfare schemes provided by both central & state governments.

Through this WBPDS portal the state govt. provides access to ration card-related services digitally which brings in convenience and ease of access for the people of the state. For the authorities and the government, digitalizing is useful in case of tracking, selecting beneficiaries, etc. Recently due to the pandemic situation, the West Bengal govt. made an announcement that the residents who were benefitting from the ration card subsidized rates will get a 5 kg ration free of cost for the next 6 months from the lockdown period.

WBPDS Portal

Important – If residents of the state haven’t received your digital ration card then they can get the coupons issued from the district headquarters, BDO, SDO and use those coupons to acquire ration.

The West Bengal govt. has come up with an initiative for the farmers of the state named Bangla Shasya Bima Yojana, we recommend all the farmers of the state must know about it and benefit from it.

Ration Card Services on WBPDS Portal

There are various services related to ration cards that the users can avail of on the WBPDS portal, some of those are listed below.

  • Ration Card Search
  • Ration Card Application & Status checking
  • Add members in the ration card
  • Make changes in details provided in the ration card
  • Duplicate Ration card
  • Delete or Surrender
  • Ration shop details
  • Non-Subsidised Ration card

New Digital Ration card Application on WBPDS Portal

To apply for the new digital ration card in West Bengal, follow the procedure given below.

  • Open the official portal of WBPDS by clicking on this link or using this URL, food.wb.gov.in.
  • Click on the Ration card option given on the homepage of the official portal.
  • A drop down will appear where you need to click on the apply online option and under it select the apply for new ration card.
New Ration Card Application on WBPDS
  • A new page will open where the users are required to fill in their mobile number and verify it with OTP.
WBPDS Portal OTP Verification.webp
  • After completing the OTP verification the step by step application form page will open as shown in the image below.
Online Ration Card Application West Bengal
  • In the first step, the users are required to select if any of their family member has a ration card.
  • On the next page the applicants are required to provide details on why they need a ration card, the two options are:
    • Subsidized food
    • Identity purpose
Digital Raation Card application step
  • After selecting from the options given a new field will appear where you need to provide your residential details.
  • Now some indices will show up on the screen and the applicants are required to check on the indices whichever is applicable to them. For reference check out the image given below.
Digital Ration Card Application step 1
Digital Ration Card Application step 1 indices
  • Now click on the Next button and the 2nd step of the application will open.
  • On this page the users are required to fill in the following details:
    • Address Details
    • Communication Details
    • Details about the Head of the family
    • Fair Price Shop Details
  • Now click on the next button to reach the 3rd step of the application procedure.
  • On this page the users are required to upload the required documents for application.
  • After uploading the documents click on the next button and 4th step will open where you need to verify all the provided details and documents before submitting it.

For Non-subsidized Ration Card Application

  • For non-subsidized ration cards, click on the ration card option given on the homepage of the official portal and select the apply online option under it.
  • In the further dropdown click on the application for non-subsidized ratoin card option.
  • Now the applicants are required to complete the OTP verification as we did in the procedure given above.
  • Now the users are required to select from the 2 options which are as follows:
    • Existing digital Ration Cardholder
    • New Applicant
  • The procedure is different for the 2 options given above so we have mentioned both the application procedures below.

Existing digital Ration Cardholder Applications

  • On selecting the Existing digital Ration Cardholder option a form page will open where the applicants are required to fill in the following details:
    • Ration Card number
    • Address
    • category
  • After filling in the information, click on the display button and the details will show up.
  • From there the users are required to select the card which they want to convert into non-subsidized ration card.
  • fill in the following details:
    • EPIC number
    • Pan number
    • Aadhaar number
    • Mobile number
  • after filling in the details, click on the submit button.

New Applications

  • On selecting the new applicant option the users are required to fill in the following details:
    • DOB
    • EPIC number
    • Aadhaar number
    • Email ID
  • After filling in the details, click on the next button and on the next page the users can add their family members.
  • On the next step fill the details in the declaration form and submit your application.

From the apply online option, users can apply for the following services:

  • Correction in the Ration Card
  • For Ration Shop changes
  • Duplicate Ration Card
  • Cancellation of existing ration card and much more.

Check the Ration Card Application status

To check the status of your Ration Card application, follow the procedure given below.

  • Click on the Inquiry option given on the homepage of the official portal.
  • A dropdown will appear from there the users are required to click on check ration card application status.
  • Now a new page will open where the users need to fill in their ration card application number and click on the search button.
  • Your provided details will be validated and after validation the status of your application will show up on the screen.

Verify Your WB Ration Card Online

  • Open the official portal of WBPDS and click on the ration card option given on the homepage.
  • A dropdown will appear from there the users are required to select the verify ration card option.
  • Now the ration card verification page will open where the users are required to fill in the followingg details:
    • Category
    • Ration Card Number
  • After filling in the details, click on the search button as shown in the image beloiw.
Ration Card Verification on WBPDS Portal

Search Ration card details on WBPDS Portal

  • To search your ration card, click on the inquiry option given on the homepage of the official portal.
  • Under it click on the search your ration card details option.
  • A new page will open where the users are required to fill in the following details:
    • Search by name or ration card number
    • District
    • Block
    • GP/Ward
    • Name
  • After filling in all these details click on the search button as shown in the image below.
Ration Card Details Search on WBPDS Portal

To check the nearest Ration or Fair Price Shop

  • From the homepage of the official WBPDS Portal, click on the ration ard option.
  • A dropdown will appear and from that dropdown click on the check nearest ration shop / FPS.
  • The FPS search page will open where the users are required to fill in the following details:
    • DDPS/DR
    • DCFS/JD
    • SCFS/RO
    • Block Office
    • Item
  • After filling in all these details, click on the display FPS details button as shown in the image below.
FPS Details Search on WBPDS Portal

WBPDS Helpdesk

AddressKhadya Bhavan, 11A, Mirza Ghalib Street, Kolkata- 700087, West Bengal
Contact Number1800 345 5505, 1967
Emailitcellfswb@gmail.com

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