WBPDS PORTAL (WEST BENGAL PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM), It’s a portal that includes information on the Public Distribution System. The portal brings transparency by providing information, news related to the public distribution system. The portal helps to provide food grains and other necessary items. It also helps to have a moderate influence on open market prices of cereals and distribution to the needy, poor people.
The portal provides important information related to PDS, information on central and state government schemes, price of PDS commodities, stakeholder information, fair price shop details, ration card details, etc. To have socialization in the matter of distribution of essential commodities. Under the portal, beneficiaries can buy foodgrains at subsidized rates from any ration shops in any part of the country. The system also enables that no needy, poor individual gets deprived of the PDS system even if he shifts from one place to another.
WHO CAN APPLY?
• Residents of West Bengal who are below the poverty line.
• Families who are above the poverty line are also eligible.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA- WBPDS PORTAL (WEST BENGAL PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM)
- Applicants must be a permanent resident of West Bengal.
- The applicant must not possess a ration card.
- Couples who recently got married in West Bengal are eligible.
- Applicants who are in possession of temporary ration cards can apply for the new one.
REQUIRED IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
Passport size photographs of the head of the family.
Photo id proof which includes Aadhar card, voter id, etc.
Resident address proof
Information about all the members of the family.
Income certificate of all the members of the family.
HOW TO APPLY ONLINE?
1) Visit the official website of the portal
2) Click on the link on the webpage labeled click here to apply for a non-subsidized ration card.
3) Then, enter the mobile number and OTP generated.
4) Make the right selection to continue.
5) Then, fill the necessary details and upload the documents.
HOW TO CHECK APPLICATION STATUS ONLINE?
First, visit the official status checking page.
Choose the municipality and district name.
Enter the last 8 digits of application number
Then, click on the search button to check the status of the application.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PORTAL- WBPDS PORTAL (WEST BENGAL PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM)
The portal intends to be the one-stop information for the public distribution system.
It provides transparent information related to PDS.
It aims to have a moderate influence on open market prices of cereals.
Distributes essential commodities at reasonable rates.
The Portal provides relevant, accurate information on various policies related to PDS and its commodities.
FEATURES OF THE PORTAL- WBPDS PORTAL (WEST BENGAL PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM)
a) Provides all the relevant information on central and state government schemes.
b) Ration card is made to buy subsidized food and fuel like LPG.
c) The portal provides links to PDS related websites and to know about the PDS related information.
d) To make a system of ration card digitalized.
e) Implementing and monitoring the PDS by providing the online platform to apply for ration card.
f) Change in the fair price shops due to shifting of family, marriage, etc.
g) Modification service is provided in digital ration card details under the portal.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DIGITAL RATION CARD?
I. First visit the food department website.
II. Log into the website.
III. Fill the form no.10
IV. Application format is downloaded in English and Bengali language.
V. Fill the required, necessary details.
VI. Upload the required documents
VII. Then, submit the application form and after the submission application number is given.
REGISTRATION PROCESS OF THE DIGITAL CARD
a) For digital ration cards, individuals can apply online and offline also.
b) In an online procedure, visit the official portal of WBPDS and fill the application form.
c) In the offline procedure, visit the portal of WBPDS and download the application in English and Bengali language format.
d) Read about eligibility criteria, about required documents, then apply for the ration card name list.
e) Separately application forms are available for urban and rural areas.
f) Fill the application in online and offline mode.
g) Application form with any incomplete or wrong information is rejected.
h) All the necessary documents have to be attached with the application form.
Under the portal, all the necessary food grains are supplied to poor and needy people at subsidized rates. Ration cards are made which can be used in any part of the country. All the process of applying for a ration card is digitalized and made it easier for poor people as they can apply through offline mode also. The portal works towards the welfare of the poor, needy people.