How to link Aadhaar card to Ration card

How to link Aadhaar card to Ration Card

We all know how aadhaar card has become a part of our daily life. It’s being essential for all individual irrespective of whether they are 18 above or not, they must have an aadhaar card. Now, it has become mandatory for an individual to link his ration card with his aadhaar card. Ration cards were issued to all the individual to help them meet the daily food requirement by providing them food grains and fuel at a lower price using the ration card. How to link Aadhaar card to Ration card At a point of time, it was even used as a proof of identity and proof of address before other documents like passport and pan card came into existence.

However, ration cards still serve to a great number of people in India, it helps them get food grains and fuel at a lower rate, it also serves as an identity proof for an individual when he/she goes for registering for a passport or a pan card.

How to link Aadhaar card to Ration Card

How to link Aadhaar card to Ration Card

It has come in the eyes of the government that many a citizen obtain more than their share of ration, some citizen even uses the ration card to get free ration though they don’t need to which on the other hand deprive the needy ones of their part of the need. This made the government of India take this strict step and made it compulsory for all the individual to link their Aadhaar card to Ration card. By doing so, the government will be able to keep a financial record of all the transaction made through ration card.

Reason to link ration card to aadhaar card

The government of India would be able to put a stop to instances where an individual acquires more than one ration card by linking the aadhaar card to the ration card. It would even help the government to the stop the individual from having a ration card if their income is above the ration threshold and won’t let the individual claim ration using his/her ration card and at the end ensuring that only the needy individuals get food grains and fuel at a subsidized rate.

So, in today’s article, we will help you with How to link your ration to the aadhaar card. Well, you can do it both by the offline and online procedure. You just need to follow the steps below.

Online procedure to link aadhaar card to ration card

Follow the steps mentioned below to link your aadhaar card to your ration card through online procedure.

  1. Visit the official website for aadhaar seeding and click on “Start now”. The link for official aadhaar seeding is mentioned below.
  2. Enter your location details like address, pin code, state, and district.
  3. The next field will give you a number of options of benefit to choosing from but you have to choose “Ration card”.
  4. The next step is quite easy, all you need to do is, enter your 12 digit Unique Identification number,i.e., aadhaar card number registered mobile number and your current activated email address.
  5. After providing your registered mobile number, an on-screen notification will appear asking for an OTP( one-time password), soon you will receive an OTP in your device with that registered mobile number. A type that OTP in the on-screen notification.
  6. The on-screen notification will inform that the application process was successful.
  7. All the details provided by you will be checked whether they are true or not, once being confirmed that the details are true, you will receive a notification clearly stating that your aadhaar card has been linked to your ration card.

 

How to link Aadhaar card to Ration Card

How to link Aadhaar card to Ration Card

Offline procedure to link Aadhaar card to Ration card

Well, due to some reason you can’t manage to link your aadhaar card to your ration card using the online procedure. Well, you don’t need to worry about it as you can even link your aadhaar card to your ration card through this offline procedure. Just follow the steps given below.

  1. Get photocopies of the aadhaar cards of all the family members as well as a photocopy of your ration card.
  2. You can also link your bank account with your aadhaar card at the same time. You just need to add a photocopy of your bank passbook along with the photocopies of aadhaar card of all the family members and a photocopy of your ration card.
  3. Don’t forget to add a passport size photograph of the head of the family member with the set of all the photocopies.
  4. You are all set to submit your documents to the ration office. Just do it through the post.
  5. Once the document reaches the relevant department and all the formalities are completed by them, you will receive a notification in your mobile number given in the aadhaar card stating that your ration card is being linked to your aadhaar card.

 

Another way to link your aadhaar card with your ration card

You can also link your aadhaar card with your ration card via sending an SMS to 51969. Send the SMS in the same format mentioned below.

Format:

UID SEED <Scheme/Program Short Code> < Scheme/Program ID> < 12 digit Aadhaar Card number> For Example: UID SEED WB POSC 123445 123456789012

 

You can use all the above procedure to link your any other document with your aadhaar card or to enjoy any other benefit. All you need is to follow the process given above. The SMS procedure won’t work if you are trying to use the benefit ‘LPG’.

 

How to link Aadhaar card to Ration Card

How to link Aadhaar card to Ration Card

 

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