Bihar Ration Card List 2020: Eligibility and How to Find Your Name

State governments have only recently started digitising the document.

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Bihar Ration cards are official documents issued by the Bihar government. They are provided to households that are eligible to buy subsidised grains through the Public Distribution System (PDS) under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The ration cards are provided based on the total members in a family, and every category of a ration card determines a person’s entitlement to rationed goods.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address on Tuesday, 30 March, also announced that the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna Scheme, a free ration scheme, has been extended till November 2020 in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Centre has allocated Rs 90,000 crore to be spent on providing free ration to more than 80 crore families in India.

Rations cards have historically been issued as printed booklets and contains all the financial information of a family. State governments have only recently started digitising the document. The switch to digital ration cards has not been done pan-India yet as the administration of these cards is handled by individual state governments.

The cards are primarily used when purchasing subsidised food (wheat, rice, sugar and kerosene.) The card details also provide an important proof of identity and residence of the individual and is commonly used as an identity proof when applying for making a domicile certificate, birth certificate, voter ID card etc.

Bihar Ration Card Types

BPL cards (Below Poverty Line)

These cards are given to those who live below the poverty line and have an annual income of less than Rs.10,000.

APL cards (Above Poverty Line)

APL cards are given to people who are above the poverty line and their annual income is above Rs.10,000.

AAY cards Antyodaya Anna Yojana)

AAY ration cards are issued to individuals who do not have a stable source of income.

Annapurna Ration Cards

These ration cards are issued to old age pensioner in the state.

Who Can Apply for a Ration Card?

Any person permanently living in India who wants to have a ration card but,

-He/She or some other person on his behalf, has not already applied or in possession of such a card.

-He/She or any member of his family is not included in another ration card.

Documents Required for Ration Card

  • Surrender certificate/Deletion certificate/No card certificate if there is no previous family card
  • Proof of identity and residence
  • A self-addressed and stamped postal cover or postcard.
  • Three passports-sized photographs
  • Details about earlier applications and rejections (if applicable)
  • Details of any LPG connection
  • Mobile number/email id

How to Find Your Name in Bihar Ration Card List 2020?

1. Visit the official Food and Civil Service Department of Bihar Government: epds.bihar.gov.in and select RCMS report on the bottom left hand corner of the page.

Homepage of the Bihar FCP website. Select “RCMS Report” on the left side.
Homepage of the Bihar FCP website. Select “RCMS Report” on the left side.
(Photo: Screenshot of Bihar Food and Civil Services Department Official Website)

2. Select your city/district from the drop down list. For this example, we are choosing Patna. Once selected, click on show.

Select your district from the drop down menu and click on show.
Select your district from the drop down menu and click on show.
(Photo: Screenshot of Bihar Food and Civil Services Department Official Website)

3. Select “Urban” or “Rural” from table shown. For this example, we are choosing Urban.

Click on “Urban” or “Rurual” depending  on your locality.
Click on “Urban” or “Rurual” depending  on your locality.
(Photo: Screenshot of Bihar Food and Civil Services Department Official Website)

4.Select your district sub-area from the table. For this example,we are choosing Dinapur Cantonment.

Select your district sub-area from the table.
Select your district sub-area from the table.
(Photo: Screenshot of Bihar Food and Civil Services Department Official Website)

5. Select your fair price shop (FPC) based on your sub-area district. For this example, we are choosing Anita Devi

Select your Fair Price Shop in your district.
Select your Fair Price Shop in your district.
(Photo: Screenshot of Bihar Food and Civil Services Department Official Website)

6. Once you click on a FPC, a table containing a list of names will be shown on the screen with their corresponding ration card numbers. Click on the ration card number corresponding to your name. You can download your ration card by clicking on “Print” on the screen.

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