Maharashtra Ration Card List: The government of Maharashtra has launched the online portal of the Ration card. Hence the people of Maharashtra can easily get the services related to the ration card. The state government issue three types of ration card, and these Maharashtra Ration Card has been provided according to the annual income. On who fits into the eligibility criteria of the ration card, then he/she can apply for it.
The main motto to launched the Ration Card in Maharashtra is to provide food grains to the poor people who do not earn that much amount to spend a hefty amount on food and with the help of ration card, they will get regular commodities, like, rice, sugar, wheat, kerosene, etc. at a very low price. Moreover, the Ration is used as an Identification proof, which you can submit on different occasions.
In this article, you will get information about how you can apply for the ration card by using the online portal, how you can check the beneficiary list in this web portal, and if any complaint or issues related to the Ration card services, so how and where you are going to complain about it.
About Maharashtra Ration Card 2021
To facilitate the services of the Ration card in a digital manner, the State Government of Maharashtra has launched this project. The project of RC comes under the Department of Food, Civil Services, and Consumer Protection, and the AePDS -Aadhar enabled Public Distribution System. These two authorities of Maharashtra maintained the whole system of Public Distribution, so there will be no problem faced by the citizens.
PDS- Public Distribution System: The system of PDS has been established by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public distribution. The main work of PDS is to distribute the food grains among the people who possess the Ration card. The PDS department also establishes their distribution centers across India which are known as Fair Price Shop.
In Maharashtra, the PDS has another name called AePDS (Aadhar enabled Public Distribution System)., which sees the whole distribution of the commodities in the state and also update the Ration card online portal to increase the transparency among the people.
Maharashtra Ration Card: Overview
|Category of Article||Govt. of Maharashtra Scheme|
|Name of the Scheme||Maharashtra Ration Card|
|Concerned Authority||State Govt. of Maharashtra|
|Concerned Department||Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection Department|
|Authority of PDS||AePDS- Aadhar enabled Public Distribution System|
|Ration Cards Color||Saffron, Yellow and White|
|Mode of application||Offline or Online|
|Status of Application||Active|
|Official Web portal||mahaepos.gov.in and|
Types of Maharashtra Ration Cards
There are three types of ration card, which was introduced by the government of Maharashtra. All the three color-coded Ration card of Maharashtra is described in the below section:
I. Yellow Ration Card
The Yellow Ration Card is for those Maharashtra citizens, who belong to the Below the Poverty Line category (BPL). With the help of this Ration card, the unprivileged people can get the commodities from the FPS. People will get the food grains at the lowest price decided by the government Authority.
II. Saffron Ration Card
The Saffron ration card is given to those families, whose salary ranges from 15000 INR to 1 lac. With this card, they get goods at a cheap price.
III. White Ration Card
White color Ration card is given to those families who belong to the Above Poverty Line category (APL).
Documents Required for Maharashtra Ration Card
It is essential for all eligible candidates to submit all the necessary documents along with the application form. And all the submitted documents must be true and authentic. The list of the document is mention beneath in this section:
|Aadhar Card (submitted as identification of the candidate)||Gas Connection photo copy|
|Residential Proof of the candidate||Financial Income Certificate of the ongoing year.|
|Details of the Bank Account and the copy of the first page of the passbook||Passport-sized photographs, (with family a well)|
|PAN Card copy||Electricity Bill photo copy|
Apply for Maharashtra Ration Card
The application form of the ration is available online on the official portal of the Maharashtra Ration Card. Through which all the eligible candidates can easily get the ration card form. With this method of digitalization, no one has to go to any government office and stand in a long long queue to take the form because they can download it from anywhere.
The process to download the application form is given below, go through the process, and download the Ration card Application form:
(i) Open the official web portal of the Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Protection Department,
(ii) On the home page, find the Download option, which is mention on the left side of the page,
(iii) After click on the Download option, on the next page, you will get the option for ration card application form, Unit enhancement form, modification in RC, etc.
(iv) Now click on the Application For New ration card, download it,
(v) Fill the application Form, affix all the required document with the form,
(vi) And submit it to the concerned authority department of the Ration Card.
Note: While submitting the application form, the candidate must affix the 2 INR fee stamp on the form.
Maharashtra Ration Card Beneficiary list 2021
To check the Maharashtra ration Card beneficiary list 2021, the candidate must visit the official site of the Ration card, and follow the below-given step, to check the beneficiary list quickly:
- Once you open the official web portal, you will see the option of Online fair Price Shops, on the right side of the page.
- After click on the option, it will redirect you to the another page, in which you have to select the Aepds- All Districts option,
- tap to the A-epds option, the official portal of the AePDs Maharashtra, will open on your screen,
- On that page, you need to choose the RC Details option,
- The RC detail page will open on the screen, in which you have to fill the Month, Year, and the SRC No.
- Then after click to the submit option, on the click the details of the Beneficiary will come on the screen.
How to link the Aadhaar Card to Ration Card
According to the government norm, it is mandatory for each family to link the Aadhaar card with your family Ration card. To link the Ration card from the Aadhaar, you can either use an offline method or the online method. Both the method is elaborated in the below block, so it will be easy for you to link the Aadhaar card with the ration card.
To link the Ration Card with your Aadhaar card on the offline process, the candidate must visit the PDS offices or any government authorized Ration Shop/ FPS nearest one to your house. For linking the Aadhaar card, you must carry the Aadhaar card, along with you, and also carry the rest of the other required documents.
Now you have to submit the document to the Officer. The officer of the concerned authority verified all the documents, and after getting confirmation, he will move forward with the process, i.e. biometric authentication process.
On the successful authentication, the OTP will come on the candidate’s registered mobile no. Confirm that OTP, and after that, your Aadhaar card will be linked to your Aadhaar card.
In the Online process of Linking, the candidate opens the official site of the A-ePDS. And then click on the UIDAI. After that, the candidate must provide the details of the Ration Card and the Aadhaar card. Once you feed all these details, enter the registered Mobile No. and click on the continue option, and proceed to the next step. You will get the OTP, on your registered mobile no. When the OTP gets verified, the Aadhaar card will be linked to the ration card.
How to File Maharashtra RC Complaint
For any kind of issue you are facing related to the services of Ration card, then you can raise your complaint to the official portal by using the following steps:
- Open the official site of the Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Protection Department of Maharashtra,
- The site homepage will open on your screen, in which you need to click on the “Online Grievance Redressal System“, mention under the Online service option,
- The next page will open on your screen, now click to the report it option,
- The grievance form, will appear on your screen, fill the form, by entering all the required details,
- Gender, Email Id, Contact No., Full Leaf,
- Select District, taluka,
- Write the issue,
- enter the Captcha
- And at the end, click on the best regards.
- Now your grievance has been submitted to the concerned authority, and they can do efforts to solve your issue, asap
Note: Do not forget to note down the Complaint No. which will appear, after submitting the form, for the future ref.
How to Check the Online Complaint Status
You can check the online status of the Complaint by using the official web portal, of the Maharashtra State Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Protection Dept. Select the “Online Grievance Redressal System“, on the home page, form the section of Online services.
On the next page click on the Check Complaint Status option, on the track status form, you have to enter the complaint No. and the registered mobile no. After filling in the details, click on the Submit option. The status of your complaint will be displayed on your screen.
Maharashtra Ration Card: Important Links
For Support and Query
If you are facing any issues, related to the Maharashtra RC or AePDS, then in that case you have to contact via a toll-free number or by an email ID. Tell/ write the problem which you are facing, in the given details:
Toll free No.- 1800-22-4950/ 1967
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: And helpline for One Ration card One Nation is 14445
Or for any technical issues, you can contact the Technical support Engineers, on the given number (below image), according to location, and area.
Frequently Asked Questions
To add the member to the ration card first, you need to log in to the official site of Maharashtra RC. Then after you can proceed to the next step i.e. add the name in the RC.
To open the FP shop, you have to visit the nearest PDS department in your area, after that you have to fill the FPS application form, and submit the required documents.
The term PMGKAY is Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, which was started in March 2020, for the food security of the people, during a covid pandemic.
To update the detail on the ration card, you have to fill the Form 14, which you will get from the official site. And after that submit it to any nearest government-authorized FP shop.
The FPS stands for Fair Price Shop, which is operated by the government, and from FPS people will get the commodities at a subsidized price.
To apply for the Ration card, you have to download Form 1 or the application form from the online portal of the Maharashtra Ration card. After filling the form, submit it to the concerned authority.
You have to submit the identification proof, address proof, caste certificate, bank passbook details, etc., all you have to submit for the verification process.