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Maharashtra - Apply for Change Type of Ration Card

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Apply In Person

  1. To Apply for Change Type of Ration Card, the applicant has to approach the Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department Taluk office contact link
  2. The applicant has to collect the application form from the office.
  3. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary details in the application form. (Incomplete applications are not accepted)
  4. Make sure that the applicant has attached all the necessary documents that are mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. The applicant has to attach the photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting.
  6. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the department office.
  7. After receiving the application, the concerned authority will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  8. Fee for changing the type of ration card is free of cost.
  9. An acknowledgment receipt will be provided. Please save it for future reference.
  10. Then the application will be processed further. All the updates on the application status will be sent via SMS to the applicant’s mobile number.
  11. If required, the department will conduct the physical inspection or by phone call.
  12. Once the process gets completed, the applicant has to visit the taluk office for collecting the card.
  13. This entire process can be completed in 15 - 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Passport size photographs
  • Bank passbook
  • Caste/Category certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Electricity bill
  • Old ration card
  • Application form

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Office of the Controller of Rationing & Director of Civil Supplies, - Maharashtra
Royal Insurance Bldg, 5th Floor,
14 - Jamshedji Tata Road,
Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020
Phone: 9970151606
Email: [email protected]
More details about the office location are provided in the following contact link

Department of Food and Public Distribution
Government of India,
New Delhi, India
Phone: 01123070637 / 01123070642
Email: [email protected]
Contact details link



  • Any Indian citizen who intends to Apply for a Change Type of Ration Card is eligible to make this application.


  • There is no fee for this procedure.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • This entire process can be completed in 15 - 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.

Related Videos[edit]

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  • Applicants must complete the application form before submitting it. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Address
  • District
  • Taluk
  • Village
  • Contact number
  • Pin code
  • Aadhaar number
  • Detail of family member
  • Annual income
  • Card option
  • Signature


Need for the Document[edit]

  • The ration card is for family proof of identity provided by the state government of India Public Distribution System under the National Food Security. A smart card is a digital version of a ration card to purchase subsidized food grain.
  • There are various types of ration cards available in India and each type has different benefits. Any individual citizen who wants to change their type of ration card has to send an application for the same to the respective authority.

Information which might help[edit]

Objectives of Smart ration card:

  • The implementation of fraudulent practices will be prevented.
  • The information of the resident will be authentic.
  • The conversion will prevent paper costs.
  • Printing and distribution costs of the ration cards will be prevented.
  • The online distribution of the ration card will be less time-consuming.
  • The residents will now just have to apply for a ration card online which will be beneficial and happen with much less difficulty.
  • The process of implementing a digital ration card will provide transparency to the residents.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • The ration card is used for address proof.

External Links[edit]

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Type of ration card

  • Light Green cards are issued for rice and other commodities from the Fair Price Shops (FPS).
  • White cards are issued for an extra 3kg of sugar over the prescribed quota.
  • No commodity card is issued to the people who are not entitled to draw any commodity from ration shops.
  • Khaki cards are issued to police personnel up to the rank of inspectors.