West Bengal Digital Ration Card 2021 [Apply Online] Status Name List

West Bengal Digital Ration Card Apply Online Status Name List 2021 at wbpds.wb.gov.in: Applications for West Bengal Ration digital cards can be filled through the West Bengal Public Distribution System (WBPDS) portal. The WB PDS system is aimed to provide food grains and essential commodities to the weaker and vulnerable sections of the society at subsidized rates in the state.

WB ration digital card List: The Department of Food and Supplies, Government of West Bengal is the authority responsible for catering all the activities related to Food, civil supplies, PDS system, etc. in the state. WBPDS is the official portal of this department that facilitates transparency in the PDS system. Ration card is an important part of this PDS system that helps to identify and provide information about the beneficiaries under the NFSA/RKSY scheme in the state.  

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West Bengal Digital Ration Card 2021


West Bengal ration card can be obtained from the Food and Supplied department of the state. For that citizens should satisfy all the eligibility conditions before applying. Applications can be made through the WBPDS portal or through an offline application form. The link for an online application as well as for downloading the offline application form is given in this article.    

This particular post holds all the necessary information related to the West Bengal Ration card. Going ahead in this article, readers will find details about the application procedure, how to apply online, eligibility conditions, important documents, online status, and all the related information.  

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WB Ration Card 2021- An Overview

Ration Card West Bengal Ration card
Article category Application
Concerned Department Department of Food and Supplies, Govt. of West Bengal
Official Portal West Bengal Public Distribution System (WBPDS)
Year 2021
Status of Application FormActive
Type of ration card Digital ration card
Mode of application Online and Offline
Official website https://wbpds.gov.in/

How to Check WB Ration Card List?

  • Select the respective district.
  • Click on the name of the concerned FPS Name.
  • The name list of ration card holders under the concerned FPS will appear.

How to check West Bengal Ration Card Application Status?

After the submission of applications successfully, applicants can also track the status of their application. They can check the application status online by following the simple steps shared below-

  • Visit https://wbpds.wb.gov.in/CheckApplicationStatus.aspx.
  • Enter the required details and click on “Search” button.
  • Application status will appear.

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WB Ration Card Eligibility Requirements

Before applying for ration card in West Bengal and any other state should check the eligibility conditions. Application forms for a new ration card should be filled only after the issue of new ration card.

Check the eligibility requirements for ration card in West Bengal given below-

  • Applicants should be a permanent resident of West Bengal.
  • Citizens who are not in possession of ration card in the state.
  • Those who have a temporary ration card or expired ration card are eligible to apply for a new ration card.
  • Newly married couples can also apply for a new ration card.

WB Ration Card Application Process

Citizens can check the important points of WB digital Ration card given below-   

  • Applications for ration card in West Bengal can be submitted both in offline and online mode.
  • Online applications can be submitted through WBPDS portal where those who want to apply offline have to download the application from the online porta.
  • Separate application forms are available for rural and urban areas.         
  • Only eligible citizens should submit application for ration card.
  • Applicants should fill each and every detail in the application form with utmost care.
  • Any application form with incomplete or wrong information will be rejected.
  • Applicants should keep all the required details such as mobile no., email, household details, aadhaar details etc. handy at the time of application.
  • Citizens have to enclose all necessary documents with the filled in application form.
  • After successful submission of application form, applicants will be issued an application no. which they have to note down for further references.

How to Apply for West Bengal Ration Card Offline?

To submit offline application applications and have to download the application forms from there. For urban and rural areas two separate application forms have been made available therefore, applicants have to download the applications forms accordingly. After filling the application form they have to submit the filled in application along with the photocopy of all the required documents at the office of concerned rationing officer, inspector or Food Supply officer.

Candidates can download the offline application forms from the links shared below-

  • Form X for Non-Subsidised Ration Card or Conversion to Non-Subsidised Ration Card (Rural Area) –Download Here
  • Form X for Non-Subsidised Ration Card or Conversion to Non-Subsidised Ration Card (Urban Area)- Download Here

How to Apply for West Bengal Ration Card Online?

To submit online applications for the issue of ration card, citizens have to go through various stages. Below we have shared the complete application process in easy steps, therefore those who wish to apply can follow the instructions-

  • Step 1- Applicants have to begin with opening the official WBPDS portal. The link for the portal is https://wbpds.gov.in/.  
  • Step 2- On the homepage, click on “Click here to apply for Non- Subsidized Ration” link.
  • Step 3- Applicants have to enter their 10 digits valid mobile no. in space provided and have to click on “GET OTP” tab.   
  • Step 4- Now, applicants have to enter the OTP they received and click on “VALIDATE” tab to validate the number.
  • Step 5- After verifying the mobile no. candidates have to select the option they are applying for, given on the webpage.

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If Applying for Existing Digital Ration Card Holder

If applicants are willing to apply for the conversion of existing digital ration to Non-Subsidized digital ration card, then they are required to select the first option i.e.  “Existing Ration Card Holder (AAY, PHH, SPHH, RKSY-I, RKSY-II Card)” tab given on the screen.

After selecting the respective option they have to follow the given instructions-

  • Application form will appear. they have to fill all the necessary details and click on “Display” tab as shown in the given picture.
  • The details of the family members of the applicant will appear.
  • Now they have to partially select or select all card numbers for Conversion to Non-Subsidised Digital Ration card and have to click on “VIEW SELECTED LIST” button.
  • Applicants have to enter the date of birth, EPIC no. , Aadhaar no. etc. details of the selected card no. one by one and have to hit the “SAVE & VIEW” tab.
  • Now, they have to verify the details and mark the declaration. Lastly, they need to click on “SUBMIT” button.
  • On successful submission of details, candidates will receive an application no., which they have to note down for further references. They can also download the application by clicking on the “DOWNLOAD APPLICATION” tab.

Steps for New Applicant (who do not have any Digital Ration Card)

Applicants not having a digital ration card and willing to apply for Non-Subsidized Digital Ration Card have to select “New Applicant (Don’t have Any Digital Ration Card)” link.

After that, they can proceed further by following the given instructions-

  • Application form will open and applicants have to fill the necessary details such as District, address etc. and all the personal details. After entering the details, click on “SHOW MEMBER” button.
  • The details will appear.
  • By clicking onAdd Another Member tab, applicants can add the details of other family members. Once they have added all the members, they have to click on “SAVE AND VIEW APPLICATION” tab.
  • Now, the application details will appear, they have to verify the details, fill the declaration and click on the “SUBMIT” button.
  • After successful submission of details, an application no. will be generated and all the candidates are required to keep the application no. safe for further use. They also have to download the application form. For that, they have to click on the “DOWNLOAD APPLICATION” tab.

Click Here to apply online for Non-Subsidised Ration Card
or Conversion to Non-Subsidised Ration Card

Documents/Details Required for West Bengal Ration Card Application

Applicants are required to keep following details and documents ready with them while submitting application for WB digital ration card-    

  • A valid mobile no.
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter Id/ EPIC  
  • PAN
  • Email Id
  • Old ration card (as applicable)
  • Age proof

Applications without any of the aforementioned documents will not be considered.

Procedure to View WB Digital Ration Card Info

  1. Initially, applicants have to enter their URL of official portal in a safe browser.
  2. Move your cursor to “E-citizen” option present on the menubar of homepage.
  3. Choose Search Your Digital Ration Card Details option from the dropdown box.
  1. After that, login page will open on a new page in which aspirant have to enter their info by “Name or WB Ration Card Number”.
  1. Finally, hit “Search” tab and details will be presented on your screen.

Linking of Aadhaar Card/ Phone Number with WB Ration Card

If you want to link your aadhaar card or phone number with WB ration card, then must check out the process given below in this article. By performing these steps, aspirants can easily link their aadhaar card or mobile no.

Step I- Visit the official website of WB ration card i.e. wbpds.wb.gov.in.

Step II- Homepage will open on your screen, click on “E-Citizen” option from menubar.

Step III- Select “Apply to Link Aadhar Card/ Mobile No.” option given under “E-citizen” tab.


Step IV- Enter your info asked in the screen.


Step V- Finally submit the details to link aadhaar card/ mobile no.

Process to Delete WB Ration Card Online

  1. Go to the official portal of West Bengal ration card.
  2. From the homepage, aspirants have click on Apply to Surrender or Delete Card option form “E-citizen” option.
  1. Now, applicants have to enter their mobile number.
  1. OTP will be sent to your registered number which you have to enter on the next page.
  2. On the next page, applicants have to enter their details and submit it.

Editing Name & Other Info in West Bengal Ration Card

Are you searching the ways to change your name or any other information in ration card? If yes then we have written some easy steps by which you can easily edit your info.

  1. Open the URL of official portal @wbpds.wb.gov.in.
  2. Homepage of portal will open on your screen.
  3. Choose Change Name or Info option given under “E-citizen” option.
  4. Enter your mobile details on the next page.
  5. Edit form will open on your screen once you enter the OTP.
  6. Modify your information on a ration card and submit it.

File Complaint for WB Ration Card

To file a complaint against WB ration card, a candidate needs to call in this toll-free number – 1800 345 5505 or 1967 from 8 am to 8 pm.

How to View WB Ration Card Status of Registered Complaint?

All those applicants who have registered their complaint can check its status by following simple steps given below.

  • Open the link of official portal in any suitable web browser.
  • Then, on homepage aspirants have to click on “Grievance” tab from menubar.
  • Scroll down the page and then enter your details like a special number or phone number.
  • Click on “Search” button and status of complaint will appear on your screen.

WB Ration Card Related FAQ’s

My phone number has not linked with ration card, can I do it online?

Yes, with the help of this portal you can link your contact number.

I have filled the application form of WB ration card, can I check the status of it?

Yes, status of application can be checked easily from this portal. For detailed information please refer to above sections of this article.

What documents are required to apply for West Bengal ration card?

Certificates like Aadhaar Card, Old ration card (if applicable), Email Id, Voter Id/ EPIC Number, PAN Card is needed.

Contact Details

Khadya Bhavan,
11A, Mirza Ghalib Street,
Kolkata- 700087, West Bengal,
Toll Free- 1800 345 5505, 1967