The government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for receiving subsidised foodgrains from all PDS shops. Department of food and public distribution has issued a notification this regard which requires individual beneficiaries having rashan cards to furnishing Aadhaar number or under go Aadhaar authentication to receive subsidies under national food security Act.
This condition will also applicable for all new beneficiaries. Those who do not have Aadhaar number or not enrolled for Aadhaar can make application Aadhaar enrollment by 30th of June this year.
Till the Aadhaar is assigned to the beneficiaries of subsidies under NFSA, the entitlements will be given on production of Ration Card and either Aadhaar Enrollment ID slip or copy of his/her request made to State Govt for Aadhaar Enrollment along with any of the 8 documents including Voter ID Card, PAN, Passport, Driving License.