TPDS ensures the availability of food grain at a subsidized rate to poor living people. The government provide food grain on the monthly basis, especially to the BPL families of the beneficiaries of the Sikkim ration card. The main motto to launch the portal of ration cards is to increase the transparency and accountability of the Ration Card Scheme. Here, in this article, we arrange all the essential information about the Sikkim Ration Card, you can scroll down to get all the details.
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Sikkim Ration Card 2023
The government of Sikkim has launched this Ration card scheme so those poor families will get the commodities at a lower price rate. There are some other schemes begun by the govt. which we mention in the below block:
|Scheme Name||Beneficiaries||Eligibility Criteria||No. of House Hold (HH)/Beneficiaries|
|Antyodaya Annadan Yojana (AAY)||16,500 BPL families/ poorest families come under this scheme||Rice- 35kgs to each family at the price rate of 3 INR per Kg.||16500 HH comes under this|
|Priority Household (PHH)||3,24,081 beneficiaries will come under this PHH scheme||Rice- 5kgs at the price rate of 3 INR to each member of the family.||3,24,081 Beneficiaries take benefit of it.|
|OPHH/General & Special||HH who does not come under the AAY scheme, will be covered in this class||Rice- 9.193 kg at the price rate of 11 INR for each kg.||1,28,688 will the rake the benefit of it.|
|Wheat Schemes||OPHH-listed people will come under this scheme||Atta- 1.944 kg at the price rate of 9.95 INR||To all the beneficiaries of OPHH|
*OPHH- OTHER PRIORITY HOUSEHOLD
Commodities Covered Under TPDS
There are some of the essential commodities which have been covered under the TPDS (Targeted Public Distribution System)
|Rice and Sugar||Rice and sugar, is directly available for the consumer all over the State, there are some of the government-authorized shop from where you can get it like the Godown of food grain or Fair price shop, or MPCS., by using your Ration card.|
|Wheat and Iodised Salt||The whole wheat meal atta and an Iodised salt are available for the APL category people, and it can be availed by the Nominee assistance and the Agents who can be appointed by the State govt., in FP shops or other shops as well.|
|Blue Dyed Kerosene (SK oil)||The oil is made available by the oil companies, which has been secured by the Dealers and made available in the FPS, or any other retail shop.|
The function of the Food and Civil Supplies Department
The portal of the Food and Civil Supplies Department has various functions, through which it is helpful for the people. There are some of the major functions, are listed in the below table:
|1.||The State Government has supplied the food grains, to the identical fair price Shop (FPS) or the authorized government Shop, MPCS, and the Consumer Co-operative Societies (CCS)|
|2.||All the transportation, storage, and distribution of food grain come in the State through the Government.|
|3.||The Department of Food Supplies ensures the daily availability of the Foodgrains or necessary food commodities.|
|4.||It is the responsibility of the Food supply department, to provide the ration card to the people of Sikkim.|
|5.||All the Acquirement of the food grains will be covered under the Targeted PDS department from the cooperation of food of India as per the distribution criteria.|
Eligibility Criteria for Sikkim Ration Card
Before apply for the ration card, it is necessary for the candidate to go for the eligibility criteria of the scheme. Then after you may proceed towards the application process. In this section, we mention the eligibility criteria for the Sikkim Ration card according to the official website:
- As per the official web portal, the benefit of TPDS, ration card scheme is for the poorest families of the state.
- The scheme also includes the population, which comes under the Below Poverty line category
Note: These all norms or the eligibility criteria have been approved by the State and the Central government.
Selection Criteria for BPL Beneficiaries
The government has designed some standards, which define those BPL families, who are eligible for this Ration, if the person is not following the below-given criteria, they are not entitled to take the benefit of the BPL card. The criteria of the BPL eligibility are as follows:
|Any member of the family doing services in the State or the Central Government||If the candidate getting Pension|
|If a candidate or any family member opt Taxi or private vehicle||The candidate paying 2.5k INR per month as a monthly rent of a house or a building.|
|Any family member registered or enlisted in the govt. contractor I, IA, 2, 2A, 2B, and 3 class which is based on socio-economic base.||If the applicant gets the benefit, on the basis of M.R. whereas the economic condition is wretched, or no other source of income, etc.|
|Member of the family-run shop, for sustainable development, in case, the shop is a modest level, or the condition of the family is not so pleasant, it comes under the BPL category.||In case the family is in good condition and having cultivated land to fulfill the basic requirement of the family.|
|If a family is getting good returns in the production of cash crops such as cardamom, orange, floriculture, dairy farms, piggery, poultry, fruits orchard, etc.||The family possession of modern facilities like scooters, motorbikes, washing machines, telephone, refrigerator, etc., which proof the social-economic class of the family.|
Note: The widows, ill persons or physically challenged persons, or members having age 60 years or more than that will get social support, or If the person earns on the daily basis to run their livelihood. All these types of families fall under the category below the poverty line.
Documents Required For Sikkim Ration Card
After going through the eligibility criteria, the candidate must know about the document, which you need to submit along with the application form:
|Attested copy of the SSC or COI or Voter ID or Domicile||Birth certificate (used as age proof)|
|Aadhaar card of your whole family member||Bank Passbook front page|
|Old Ration card (if available)||Gas connection front page|
How to Apply for the Sikkim Ration Card
As the government of Sikkim, launched the official portal of the Ration Card, but the process to submit the application form is still offline medium. On that official portal, the government updates all the latest things related to the Ration card. To know the stepwise process of the Sikkim ration card application form, go through the below process, and follow the steps to submit the form:
- To apply for the new Ration card, all interested candidates visit the official site, sikkim.gov.in/departments/food-civil-supplies-department or www.sikkimfcs-cad.gov.in
- From the home page, you have to click on the ration card/ New ration card
- The form will open on your screen, you have to download the form, and take a printout of it.
- After taking a printout, start filling out the form, after reading it carefully.
- Fill out the form, affix it will all the required documents, and
- Submit it to the concerned office
- After the submission of the document, do not forget to take the acknowledgement slip for future ref.
- You will get the ration, once the verification is done by the concerned authority,
Download here > Sikkim Ration Card Application form
Sikkim Ration Card Beneficiary List 2023
To check the list of the Ration card Beneficiary, all the eligible candidates must visit the official site and then follow the below-given process:
- On the homepage of the official site, click on the Ration card,
- The new page will open on your screen, in which you will get the option of Beneficiary list
- Click to the option, on the next tap select your district and area
- tap the search option, the list will display on the page.
- Now you can check your name on that beneficiary list.
How to fill Grievance form for the Sikkim Ration Card?
In case you are facing any problem related to the Sikkim ration card, or any service related to the ration card. In that situation, you can raise your complaint against that matter, by following the given steps:
- Visit the www.sikkimpds.grams.nic.in,
- Now click on the Lodge your grievance,
- The grievance form will open on the screen
- Enter all the details, such as name, gender, email id, contact no., complete address, select district, and Taluka
- Choose the category of Grievance, and subject
- Upload the related document.
- Write the Captcha, and submit the form.
- And note down the grievance number for future ref.
Note: The Call centre of the PDS which addresses the grievance department, is open 24X7, so you can contact by using the Toll-free Nos. 1967 or 1800-345-3611 to lodge your complaint. Then the lodged grievance will be forwarded to the concerned department for essential actions.
Check the Grievance Status Online
After submitting the Grievance form, you can also check the grievance status online, by visiting the official site of the Sikkim PDS. On the homepage click on the View Status of your Grievance, once you click on the option, on the next page, the Grievance Status form will open.
Now enter the Grievance Number, and the registered mobile No. After that click on the Submit option. The Status of your complaint appears on the page.
|Grievance portal of Sikkim Ration Card||Click Here|
|Food and civil supplies department official portal||Tap Here|
Sikkim Ration Card FAQs
No, the online portal of the Food and civil supplies department, is for the latest updates related to the RC. To apply you have to follow the offline process only.
No, the facility of tracking the application form is not available in the official portal of the Ration card.
You can see this by using the official web portal of the Sikkim PDS, where you will get the option of Monthly PDS allocation> Click the option> The report will open.
The Sikkim Ration card is available for those who come under the category of BPL.