To apply for a ration card in Delhi, you can follow the steps given below:
Procedure for Applying In-Person (Offline)
Step 1: You should fill out the application form, which you can obtain directly by going to any Circle Office in your district (https://nfs.delhi.gov.in/Citizen/KnowYourCircle.aspx), or download it from the state government’s website – https://nfs.delhi.gov.in/Citizen/ActandRulesandManyMore.aspx?flag=D.
Step 2: You should submit the relevant documents. Though the documents required vary across states, however you will commonly be required to submit the following:
Proof of identification
Passport-sized photographs of the female head of your family attested by a gazetted officer/MLA/MP/Municipal Councillor
The specified proof of residence (If you cannot provide proof of residence, the office will conduct record the statements of two witnesses in your neighbourhood)
Income certificate, if applicable
The Surrender/Deletion Certificate of the previous Ration Card, if any
Step 3: You should get your documents verified by the officers at the Circle Office.
Step 4: You should collect your acknowledgement receipt from the authorities.
Step 5: You can then collect your Ration Card from the Circle Office/get it delivered. For example, in Delhi, the Ration Card is also uploaded online. The time limit also varies across states. For example, in Delhi, it can take up to 2 months.
You can also apply for a Ration Card online in Delhi, using this link https://nfs.delhi.gov.in/Citizen/ActandRulesandManyMore.aspx?flag=D. After filling in the relevant details, such as Ration Card number, Aadhar number, etc., you will be able to download your Card online . To download your Ration Card – https://nfs.delhi.gov.in/Citizen/E_RationCard.aspx
The Delhi government is also distributing free rations across multiple centres in the city. You can find out the location of the centres here: http://fs.delhigovt.nic.in/wps/wcm/connect/doit_food/Food/Home/COVID19/COVID+19+NON+PDS+ORDERS+CIRCULARS+AND+NOTIFICATIONS/
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