Process for renewing existing ration cards in Kerala is in progress. The first stage, issue of applications, will be completed by 17th of January, 2015, according to Kerala Civil Supplies Department.
Rather usual procedure, this renewal includes one more process ie., consideration of finding beneficiaries according to National Food Security Act, 2013, India. Hence the procedure is more stringent and if any deliberate misleading / wrong information may lead to punishment as per the law, you are warned!
Latest Update: Ration Card Renewal Data verification
Ration card holders seems panic before and after collecting application form, have questions, yet to be clarified. Some of the general clarifications are given here.
Ration Card Renewal Form
Application form for renewing existing ration cards are available at the ration shops where your card registered and collecting rationing articles. Existing card holders to be personally collected it at free of cost. The form is partially filled with the existing data and printed specifically for each card holder's name. Here one can note that card owner's name may have changed to the senior woman of the family. Since it is unique and only one has been printed, please make sure you are not making any mistake in the form or spoil the form by mishandling.
When you collect your form from the ration shop verify the existing card number and form number are same. Ask to shop owner: Date, time and venue of the Camp for the return of filled-in form and photo capture session.
General Information about the renewal of Ration Cards
It is considered to be criminal offence if any of the information given by applicant for ration card renewal process. In such cases there will be legal action against the applicant and may prosecuted as per the law.
Those who need more information and clarification, card holders can use the following phone numbers:
Toll Free Numbers for Ration Card renewal: 1800-425-1550 /
Control Room Numbers: 949-599-8223 / 949-599-8224 / 949-599-8225.
Commissionarate of Kerala Civil Supplies Department
District / Taluk Officers in Civil Supplies Department in Kerala
Ration Card Renewal Guidelines issued along with the renewal form
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, and Page 4.
You can download ration card renewal guidelines in pdf format here.
Read first two pages thoroughly prior filling the form. It is advisable to make a photocopy of the form and fill all the data in it using a pencil. After you feel everything found correct and satisfied, you either fill the form yourself or bring the unfilled original form, supportive documents and filled copy to the camp and show the experts / helpdesk who are available for helping the form filling in the camp.
List of Documents Required for Filling-up of Ration Card Renewal Form
- Existing Ration Card
- Aadhaar Card (If Aadhaar Card is not received or Enrolled for it, there will be facility to get it in the camp) or any other Photo Identity Card (Voters ID / Driving License etc.)
- LPG (Gas) Connection Consumer Book
- KSEB Current Bill
- KWA Water Bill
- Bank Account Pass Book
- Income Certificate from the Village officer (required if income has been changed)
- Vehicle RC Book (required only for four wheeler)
- Birth Certificate (for adding new children)
- Death certificate (deletion of members)
- Residential certificate (for address change only)
- Affidavit from Ward member (for rented house)
- Pension book
If you are not availing any of the facility, you can leave blank or answer "No". Please note that BPL and AAY ration card holders to be given their details accurately otherwise the Category may become "General" instead of "Priority".
If name of the elder women given in the form is no more, death certificate to be attached for deletion and therefore new owner name can be submitted with the proof.
Furthermore, if any relevant field required more space, for example, you wanted to add more than 3 members, details can be written in a white paper and attached to the form. Don't forget to attach the supporting documents in this case.
Submission of the Ration Card Renewal Form and Photo session Camps
Civil Supplies Department has announced that Identity verification, photographing of the elder women will begin on 19th onwards and its venue will be close to card holder's ration shop.
While coming to the camp, originals and a self attested copies of existing ration card and Identification proof should be with elder woman.