BPL Ration card – List, Status, Apply Online

BPL Ration card – Here we cover how to apply for BPL card , status, eligibility, and List of BPL card. As we know the full form of Below Poverty Line. You can download the previous BPL Ration, by visiting the official website.

For all the Ration cards, the eligibility is that the Applicant should be a bonafide resident of that respective state along with being an Indian Citizen. The families belonged to the Below Poverty Line(BPL) are given Green/Yellow Ration cards. The BPL Pink Ration card list is provided to the people through the website.

To be in the category of the Below Poverty Line(BPL), the family’s annual income should not exceed Rs.6,400/- in Rural areas and Rs.11,850/- in Urban areas or Urban Slums same follows in all states like Karnataka, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana etc.

The families who are the category of Above Poverty Line(APL) are not given Coloured BPL Ration cards as the benefits and services provided vary from category to category.

The BPL Ration Card colour different for each other. The BPL Ration card colour is allotted Pink by the Government.

The above-mentioned income eligibility list is only applicable to some of the states in India such as Karnataka. The annual income for the Family should not exceed Rs.15,000/- if that family wants to be a part of the Below Poverty Line(BPL).

Eligibility Criteria For BPL Ration Card

The listed eligibility criteria can also be applicable to the people who are interested in applying for BPL Ration card in Jharkhand. The Coloured BPL Ration card eligibility BPL list is needed to be fulfilled by the applicant in order to apply.

However, the eligibility criteria is same for all states, for more information visit your state official National Food Security NFS website: If you were from Tamil Nadu visit: https://www.tnpds.gov.in/

The following are the Eligibility criteria which are applied by the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in 2018:

  • The Annual income of Family should not exceed Rs.15,000/- to be under the BPL category.
  • None of the family members should hold two hectares rainfed or one hectare of semi-irrigated land.
  • The family member should not contain even half hectare of irrigated land.
  • No member of the family should be either Doctor or Lawyer or an Architect or a Chartered Accountant.
  • The members of the family should not be a professional taxpayer, a sales taxpayer, or an Income tax payer.
  • None of the Family members should be eligible to pay tax to the Government.
  • There should not a be a residential telephone in the Household of BPL Category.
  • The family should not possess any type of Four-Wheeler vehicle.

If the Family comes under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category then the Family should support the list of the criteria mentioned in the above  BPL list. All the points will be verified by the TPDS before considering the family belong to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) Category.

If the family won’t satisfy any of the points in the above list then it is considered to be the family under the Above Poverty Line (APL) category.

The names of the applicants will be displayed on the BPL Ration card list after the eligibility and verification are done during the application procedure.

List Of Commodities

Under the 2015 Minimum Common Need programme of Government of India, The Targeted Public Distribution System(TPDS) will provide food and food grains to the poor families in the states. The commodities covered under the minimum needs are Rice, Sugar, Wheat, and Kerosene.

The above-mentioned food needs are provided to the families at subsidised rates who are economically backward in the particular states. Commodities are supplied at the fair price depots which should follow the norms as prescribed under the Prevention of food adulteration Act and Rules listed in 2016.

  • Under the rules of TPDS, only BPL families are entitled to receive Sugar at subsidised rates.
  • Depending upon the availability the APL cardholders get the Rice and wheat at a scale of fixed rate, unlike BPL.
  • Ration cardholders subject to restrictions imposed by State Government the kerosene is issued.

The Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) issues the other essential commodities to all 2018 BPL Ration cardholders in the list as decided and fixed from time to time by the specific state government at a scale and rates fixed by the Central Government.

How to Apply For BPL

The application procedure for the BPL new ration card is same as for all other ration cards. The following steps are involved in the procedure which is meant to accompany the applicant during the procedure. The procedure has been same from 2015 to 2018.

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  • The application form for new BPL Ration card should be submitted in a Prescribed form.
  • These prescribed applications are available at the nearest TPDS offices in the respective locality.
  • These applications are free of cost if the applicant is applying for the first time.
  • To obtain computerised the applicant should charge for Re.1.
  • The application form can be submitted in the plain paper but in the prescribed format.
  • The Head of the Family or Spouse is meant to submit the application form.

If the applications are submitted intermediates or any workers in form of a bundle or as a Single, they are not entertained by the Office. Along with the Application form the applicant is required to submit the Proof documents which are listed in the below section.

Any modifications in Ration card is done after submitting the application form. It is also provided to the people of the respective citizens in the state.

After submitting the application, the applicant is issued an acknowledgement number with a due date printed on it. The applicant can obtain Ration card after duly signing in the assignment register maintained in the ration card office.

BPL Ration Card

The status of the application is checked with the help of the Acknowledgment number which will be provided to the applicant after submitting the form. If any acknowledgement number is not given to the Applicant, he/she can demand it at the Ration card office.

Documents Required For Below Poverty Line

The documents are meant to be submitted along with the Application form as to verify the applicant as the Respective state’s citizen such as Kerala Resident for example and to approve him/her to provide the applicant with Benefits/Services provided by the Kerala State Government.

  • Three passport-sized photographs of the applicant
  • Proof of residence: Copy of any of the following documents showing the residence address of the applicant
  • Valid driving license.
  • Voter Identity card.
  • Latest Income certificate.
  • Extract of the Electoral Roll.
  • Any other documents that may prove the applicant’s residence.

If the applicant doesn’t possess any of the above documents then a local enquiry is conducted by the authorities by the Food Inspector so that to approve the applicant to be the bonafide resident as mentioned in the application form. If the authority is not satisfied with primary proof then the applicant can submit secondary proof.

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