How to Link Aadhaar With Ration Card: Last Date?

How to link adhaar with ration
How to link adhaar with ration

Linking your Aadhaar Card with your Ration Card is essential to ensure the efficiency and transparency of the system, preventing fraudulent activities. Regardless of the type of Ration Card issued by the government, everyone must link their Ration Card with their Aadhaar Card. A Ration Card serves as proof of identity, allowing people to receive various government benefits such as subsidized food grains, cash assistance, and more.

Steps to Link Ration Card with Aadhaar

i) Online Process

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the UIDAI website at or the official PDS website of your state.
  2. Start the Process: Click on the ‘Start Now’ option.
  3. Enter Address Details: Provide your address details, including district and state names.
  4. Select Benefit Type: Choose the “Ration Card Benefit” option.
  5. Enter Required Information: Input your Aadhaar number, ration card number, email address, and mobile number.
  6. Receive OTP: An OTP will be delivered to your registered mobile number.
  7. Verify OTP: Enter the OTP received. Upon successful entry, you’ll see a confirmation message on the screen.
  8. Linkage Confirmation: Your Aadhaar will be verified, and the linkage with your Ration Card will be completed.

Also Read: Aadhaar Card Update: Change Address, Name, Phone No& Photo

    ii) Offline Process

    1. Prepare Documents: Gather the original Ration Card, photocopies of Aadhaar cards for all family members, a photocopy of the Aadhaar card belonging to the head of the family, and passport-size photos of the head. If your Aadhaar is not linked to a bank account, carry a copy of the bank passbook.
    2. Visit PDS Office: Go to your nearest PDS office.
    3. Submit Documents: Provide all your documents to the officer for verification.
    4. Fingerprint Verification: You might need to go through fingerprint identification for initial Aadhaar authentication.
    5. Complete Authentication: Provide your fingerprints as needed to finalize the authentication process.

    Ration Card-Aadhaar Link through SMS

    Follow these procedures to link your Aadhaar with your Ration Card using the supplied number “51969” via SMS:

    1. Compose Message: Write a message in the format: “UID SEED
      • Replace <State Short Code> with your state code.
      • Replace <Scheme/Program Short Code> with the scheme code according to your state.
      • Replace <Scheme/Program ID> with the seven-digit code.
      • Replace <Aadhaar Number> with your 12-digit unique UID number.
    2. Send SMS: Send this message to the number “51969.”
    3. Receive Notification: After submitting your application, you’ll receive an SMS notification on your registered mobile number. Save it for future reference.
    4. Verification Confirmation: Later, you will receive a notification about verifying and successfully linking your UID card with your Ration Card.

    This process typically takes around a week to complete, according to department notifications.


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