There is important news for you if you are benefiting from ration cards. The state government periodically updates the ration card list. Ration card is also canceled if any discrepancy is found. Below this, if you can no longer use your ration to take the card, cancel your card.
(PMGKAY) in July, the first month of the extended scheme. In the first phase, from April to June, about 95% of the 81 crore beneficiaries received their grain allocation. In July, that dropped to just 61%, according to an official statement. Only 6% of the free chana has been distributed…
- પહેલા તમે રાજ્ય અથવા કેન્દ્રીય AePDS પોર્ટલ પર જાઓ.
- હવે ‘રેશન કાર્ડ કરેક્શન’ વિકલ્પ શોધો અને તેના પર ક્લિક કરો.
- હવે તમે રેશન કાર્ડ સુધારણા પેજ પર જાઓ અને તમારો રાશન નંબર શોધવા માટે ફોર્મ ભરો.
- હવે જો તમારા રેશન કાર્ડની માહિતીમાં કોઈ ભૂલ હોય તો તેને સુધારી લો.
- સુધારો કર્યા પછી, સ્થાનિક PDS ઓફિસની મુલાકાત લો અને સમીક્ષા અરજી સબમિટ કરો.
- જો તમારી રેશનકાર્ડ એક્ટિવેશનની અરજી સ્વીકારવામાં આવશે, તો તમારું રદ થયેલું રેશનકાર્ડ ફરીથી સક્રિય થઈ જશે.
National Food Security Act, (NFSA) 2013
Though the issue of ‘food security’ at the household is continuously being addressed by the Government since long, through the Public Distribution System and the Targeted Public Distribution System, the enactment of the National Food Security Act, (NFSA) 2013 on July 5, 2013 marks a paradigm shift in the approach to food security from welfare to rights based approach. The Act legally entitles upto 75% of the rural population and 50% of the urban population to receive subsidized foodgrains under Targeted Public Distribution System. About two thirds of the population therefore is covered under the Act to receive highly subsidized foodgrains. As a step towards women empowerment, the eldest woman of the household of age 18 years or above is mandated to be the head of the household for the purpose of issuing of ration cards under the Act.
The Act is being implemented in all the States/UTs, and on an all India basis, out of maximum coverage of 81.34 crore persons, around 80 crore persons have been covered under NFSA at present for receiving highly subsidized foodgrains. The identification of beneficiaries by States/UTs is a continuous process, which involves exclusion of ineligible/fake/duplicate ration cards and also exclusion on account of death, migration etc. and inclusion on account of birth as also that of genuine left-out households.
One of the guiding principles of the Act is its life-cycle approach wherein special provisions have been made for pregnant women and lactating mothers and children in the age group of 6 months to 14 years, by entitling them to receive nutritious meal free of cost through a widespread network of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres, called Anganwadi Centres under ICDS scheme and also through schools under Mid-Day Meal (MDM) scheme. Higher nutritional norms have been prescribed for malnourished children upto 6 years of age. Pregnant women and lactating mothers are further entitled to receive cash maternity benefit of not less than Rs. 6,000 to partly compensate for the wage loss during the period of pregnancy and also to supplement nutrition.
In case of non-supply of the entitled quantities of foodgrains or meals to entitled persons under NFSA, such persons shall be entitled to receive such food security allowance from the concerned State Government to be paid to each person, within such time and manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government. These provisions are governed through the Food Security Allowance Rules, 2015.
RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER NFSA
NFSA defines the joint responsibility of the Centre and State/UT Government. While the Centre is responsible for allocation of required foodgrains to States/UTs, transportation of foodgrains up to designated depots in each State/UT and providing central assistance to States/UTs for delivery of foodgrains from designated FCI godowns to the doorstep of the FPSs, the States/UTs are responsible for effective implementation of the Act, which inter-alia includes identification of eligible households, issuing ration cards to them, distribution of foodgrain entitlements to eligible households through fair price shops (FPS), issuance of licenses to Fair Price Shop dealers and their monitoring, setting up effective grievance redressal mechanism and necessary strengthening of Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS).