Issued under the knowledge of the state government ration cards are counted to be an important document and requirement of millions of Indian residents. Ration cards are being separated in two streams
a) Above poverty line (apl),
b) Below poverty line (bpl).
Where both the category people have to go to the ration card office to apply for a ration card. Thinking of the population and the availability of commodities to the consumers as soon as possible or rather with easy means the state government decided to open ration card office in every city. Thus ration card circle office were opened in every city of every state in all directions that is east, west, north, south. A person willing to hold a ration card has to come to this ration card circle office near to his area to collect an application form. After filling up the form he has to submit it again in the ration card office to a ration card officer. Then an inspector or a food supply officer would check his details and inform back to the ration card office.
After a month if his details are correct then he will be issued a ration card under the particular ration card circle office. One needs to come and collect his ration card at this ration card office. Even for further correction like adding a name or deleting a name he has to come to this ration card circle office. On top of it even to collect his monthly ration one needs to come to the same ration card circle office. All ration card circle office have got a time limit that’s from morning to evening so all the consumers are suppose to get their work done in the same time pattern. Even to cancel the ration card an applicant needs to come to the ration card office. A ration card office opened in every area was a state government concern towards the people below poverty line so that they don’t have to run far to avail the essential commodities that are provided to them at a reasonable rate.