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West Bengal - Apply for Duplicate Ration Card

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If the Original Ration card is Totally Damaged, stolen,Lost or Misplaced, we can go for Duplicate Ration Card.

  1. Applicant has to approach the FCS & CA authority of the District/Sub-Division(C)
  2. Application Form: IX-R should be obtained from the concerned office or can be downloaded from the Link: Link
  3. Applicant should write the reason in white paper as a letter whether Ration card is damaged or misplaced. If misplaced or stolen you should attach the copy of police report.
  4. Please make sure you have all the documents listed in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. Fill the application with required information and attached with required documents.
  6. After verifying the application submitted along with the attached documents the officers will make entries and give you the registration number for the reference.
  7. As per authority’s notification you can get Duplicate Ration card after internal processing.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form.
  • Remains of ration card if damaged or torned
  • ID Proof.
  • Address proof.
  • Aadhar card.
  • Passport size photo.
  • Rent receipt.
  • Police Report if stolen
  • Self-Declaration

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Khadya Bhavan
11A, Mirza Ghalib Street,
Kolkata - 700087, West Bengal
Phone: 1800 345 5505 / 1967 (TOLL FREE)
Contact Link : Link
Locate FPS shop:Link

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  • The applicant must have a valid ration card.
  • The applicant must be the resident of West Bengal
  • Applicant who lost their ration card or the ration card is damaged or stolen can apply


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


  • Validity remains same
  • 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]

It takes about 15 days to complete the process.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Take the original documents along with the copy of the documents.

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicant name.
  • Address details.
  • Type of card
  • Ration card No
  • Details of Village,Panchayat,PIN code.
  • Contact No

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Ration card is a mandatory documents for all individuals in India.
  • Ration card is necessary to apply for passport,PAN Card etc.

Information which might help[edit]

The ration card in different states is classified according to the classification prescribed by the government.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • While having Ration card we can get government schemes benefits announced by the government.
  • Ration cards are authorized documents issued by the Government authority for obtaining benefits under PDS.

External Links[edit]


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