February 19, 2015
Digitised ration cards in Bengal from Poila Boishakh
WB Government takes a new leap in e-governance as it is all set to introduce online application of Ration Cards. The new software is already in its place, and after necessary cabinet clearance and test runs it will be implemented from the first day of the Bengali New Year.
Once the application is done through prescribed online form, an inspector will visit for physical verification within 24 hours and within 3 days Aadhaar linked digital ration card will be issued.
West Bengal Government has already undertaken the initiative of digitalising of more than 9 crore ration card. Digitalisation of ration cards will also help to detect fake cards.
Greater transparency is implemented in the PDS system. Digitalisation of ration card will help the government to keep an eye on how the benefits of PDS system have reached to the common people and thus make necessary police decisions.