Punjab Smart Ration Card Scheme
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Objective : Punjab Smart ration card scheme 2020 is revamped version of Atta-Dal scheme under which all blue ration cards would be replaced with new smart ration cards, all new smart ration cards to come with chi

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Smart Ration Card Scheme under NFSA is a new scheme of Punjab Government which has been rolled out on 12 September 2020 by CM Captain Amarinder Singh. The state government of Punjab had already given its approval for replacement of blue cards under the Atta-Dal scheme with new smart ration cards. As per the orders of State government, the Atta Dal Scheme has been renamed as Smart Ration Card Scheme. This new scheme will cover 1.41 crore beneficiaries as per the new list. CM also announces a new state funded scheme to provide subsidized ration to 9 lakh beneficiaries not covered under NFSA.

Smart Ration Card will be used for withdrawing the food grains from the Fair Price Shops (FPS) through e-PoS machines without carrying any additional document. The details of the family can be fetched at Fair Price Shops just by swiping the smart ration card at the ePoS machines. The biometric authentication after the card swipe will be required for food grain withdrawal.

One of the major benefits of the smart ration cards will be that these card would be intra-state portable, meaning the smart ration card holder would be able to withdraw food grains anywhere in the state irrespective of their permanent resident district.

Deputy Commissioners of all the districts in the state would be responsible for the re-verification of the beneficiaries. Punjab govt. has initiated process of making smart ration cards with chip to distribute subsidized ration to BPL families.

Punjab Smart Ration Card Scheme 2020

The important features and highlights of Punjab Smart Ration Card Scheme 2020 are as follows.

  • The total number of beneficiaries of Smart Rashan Card Scheme are 1.41 crore in Punjab.
  • Eldest Woman will be the head of family.
  • Wheat will be given at a price of Rs. 2/- per Kg.
  • The biannual entitlement of wheat will be given at one go.
  • The distribution will be done at the doorstep of the beneficiary directly by the Punjab govt. food and civil supplies department.
  • The beneficiary gets to keep the wheat bags in which he gets the grains.
  • The beneficiaries are de-duplicated on the basis Aaadhar number.
  • The beneficiary can go to the consumer court, in case they does not get wheat as per his entitlement.
  • Wheat will be delivered in 30 kg standard packing.
  • The department officials, beneficiary, transporter, gram panchayat, nigrani committee – all will work in coordination for proper disbursement of wheat.
  • There is no upper cap. Every member gets five kg wheat per month.

Details on the Smart Ration Card

Following details would be printed on the smart ration card of Punjab
Logo of the Government of Punjab
Name of the scheme: Smart Card Ration Scheme
Name of the Department: Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Punjab
Ration Card Number: 12 digit number
Name of the District, Block, Village
Name of the Head of the Family
FPS Owner Name
Address of the beneficiary
Particulars of Family members
QR Code on the back side

Punjab Smart Ration Card Scheme Online Apply

All the details of the cardholder beneficiaries have been digitized and are available at the transparency portal of Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Punjab at http://foodsuppb.gov.in/.