Extension of Aadhaar Linking Deadline for Ration Cards

If you haven’t yet linked your Aadhaar to your ration card or food subsidy account, there’s good news. The government has extended the deadline for this process.

Extended Deadline

The new deadline for verifying or linking Aadhaar is now September 30, instead of the earlier deadline of June 30, 2024. This extension has been granted multiple times by the government.

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Linking your ration card with Aadhaar is crucial. The government made it mandatory in February 2017 to link ration cards with Aadhaar for availing benefits under the Public Distribution System (PDS).

How to Link Ration Card with Aadhaar Online

Here’s a step-by-step guide to linking your ration card with Aadhaar online:

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Visit the Official PDS Website of Your State

Go to the official website of the Public Distribution System (PDS) of your state. Each state has its own portal, which you can find through a simple Google search.

Select the Aadhaar Linking Option

Once on the website, look for the option to link your Ration Card with Aadhaar.

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Provide Required Details

You’ll need to enter your ration card number, Aadhaar card number, and registered mobile number to complete the linking process.

Submit the Information

Click on the submit button after entering the necessary details.

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Enter OTP

You’ll receive an OTP (One-Time Password) on your registered mobile number. Enter this OTP to proceed.

Verification and Confirmation

After OTP verification, your ration card will be successfully linked to Aadhaar. You’ll receive confirmation of this through SMS.


It’s crucial to ensure that your mobile number is linked to your Aadhaar card for the successful linking of your ration card.



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