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Kinnaur - Cancel your Ration Card or Smart Ration Card

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This procedure explains various ways to Cancel your Ration Card or Smart Ration Card in Kinnaur.

  • A ration card needs to be cancelled in order to obtain Surrender Certificate so that consumer can apply for new one under certain circumstances like marriage, relocation, transfer etc.

Apply In-Person

  1. In order to cancel ration card, please apply with ration office of your area OR the Panchayat Secretary/Panchayat Sahayak in case of rural areas and to the Food & Supplies Officer/ Inspector, FCS&CA in case of urban areas
  2. Link for contact :link1 AND link2
  3. Please go to the respective office.
  4. Applicant shall obtain the form from the respective office (please pay for the form if required) Or a written/electronically typed application on A4 plain sheet as advised shall be used.
  5. Please submit the completed cancellation application form, original ration card along with required documents to the respective authority.
  6. Authorities will do the due diligence of the submitted application and documents. They will verify with their records.
  7. Please follow the authorities guidelines for further processing.
  8. Upon satisfactory results, consumer is provided with a cancellation certificate on the same day or as notified.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form.
  • Original ration card
  • Residence Proof (Example – Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Aadhaar Card, Passport),
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport Size Photographs

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs
Block No. 42 AapurtiBhavan, Shimla Bypass, SDA Complex,
Kasumpti, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171009
Ph : +91 0177-2623749
Contact Link: link

Urban Development Department
PalikaBhavan, Talland, Shimla - 171002,
Himachal Pradesh, India
Ph : +91 0177-2626518
FAX: 0177-2626518
Contact Link: Contact link

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  • A valid ration card holder.


  • Fee information can be obtained directly from the respective office while applying.


  • Cancelled or submitted ration card is no longer valid.
  • Usually Family identity card is valid for lifetime and will be renewed in 5 years or based on announcement.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

If your application is fair and complete, the processing time will same day.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

Following are the required information to apply.

  • Applicant details.
  • Address details.
  • Signature/thumb impression.
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • For implementation of the Targeted Public Distribution System(TPDS), Ration Card is being issued to all the heads of families, with details about family members included in the card. Based on their economic condition, people can buy goods like food grains, sugar and kerosene with the help of their ration cards.
  • Ration card is essential to apply for passport, PAN card or a domicile certificate or to even get the name registered for electoral rolls to get a Voter ID. Hence one need to apply for duplicate copy and obtain the same.
  • If a consumer needs to submit or cancel his/her ration card for applying new one at the place where he/she got transferred.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The eligible sections of the society are provided with food grains and other items at highly subsidized rates.
  • In different state the Ration card is categorized as per classification fixed by government.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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