Services will be offered from centres hosting AP
Online, eSeva centres
Facility can be used for change of address and fair
price shops, issue of duplicate ration cards
It will, however, not apply to addition of new names
in the cards
HYDERABAD: The State government on Monday launched ration
card mutation services online through the network of 1,900 citizen service
centres across the State.
Civil Supplies Minister J. Krishna Rao accepted the first
request for a service from a card holder who shifted his residence from
Hyderabad to Ranga Reddy.
The services will be offered in three or four days from the
1,600 centres hosting the official government portal AP Online and 300 eSeva
Mr. Rao told mediapersons that the facility could be used
for change of address and fair price shops, issue of duplicate ration cards,
rectification of dates of birth and alteration in the names of dependents.
It will, however, not apply to addition of new names in the
cards, in which case the holders need to go through a fresh process involving
biometric identification of all the family members.
The rule is relaxed in the case of new borns whose names
could be added as part of mutation services.
The Minister said the government will dispose of seven lakh
applications for new white cards through biometric system simultaneously with
the launch of unique identification (UID) project this month.
Under this service, the applications will be cleared in a
maximum of thirty days after authorities verify proof submitted along with them.
The Joint Collectors have been designated as issuing
The process will be a completely automatic platform with
digital signatures of applicants, Joint Collectors and the Commissioner.
The details will be immediately transferred on the
registers of fair price shops and the applicants can draw their ration in the
The citizen service centres which receive the applications
will deliver the cards as well for a nominal fee.
The Minister said that the services were useful to migrant
labourers and other low income groups who had to pay several visits to Mandal
Commissioner Sanjay Jaju, Managing Director of Civil Supplies Corporation B.
Udaya Lakshmi and other officials were present.