Delhi Government launches India’s first E-ration card service

Delhi government has launched First E-ration card service in India. It was launched Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 27 March 2015.

In this service, E-ration card will be linked with Aadhaar cards in order to curb corruption and increase transparency in the system.

Delhi government has brought the entire ration process online after they had received many complaints of corruption in the process of distribution of ration cards in Delhi.

Key facts

  • Anyone having an Aadhaar card can apply online for this service.
  • Even those who are waiting for an Aadhaar card can also apply for a ration card with the Aadhaar card number on the online slip.
  • The print of ration card taken by applicant will be also valid like e-ticket.
  • Those who do not have access to the Internet can apply at the office of their respective MLAs.

Along with the E-ration card service, Delhi government is also starting issuing temporary Fair Price Shop (FPS)-licences.  These licenses will be issued to around 25,000 FPS in Delhi. FPS are operated by private players to provide subsided foodgrains.

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