How to Apply for a Ration Card Online? How to Check Ration E-coupon Status?

A Ration Card is a proof of citizenship in India that provides entitlement to the food and basic requirements at reasonable rates by the Public Distribution System. After Aadhaar Card, Ration Card is amongst the most coveted ID proofs/documents for anyone’s citizenship in India. This ID proof is provided and validated by the state government. […]

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PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline: Check Penalty, How to Link and other Details

Only four weeks are left to link your PAN card with Aadhaar card. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), on February 13, reaffirmed via a notification that PANs, if not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, 2020, will become inoperative. Besides, a penalty of Rs 10,000 will also be imposed on those who don’t link […]

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Aadhaar Card Holders can Now Get a Free PAN Card in Just 10 Minutes. Here’s How to Apply

To get a new PAN card you need not fill up a 2-page application form and wait for a few days anymore as the income tax department has launched a new facility for taxpayers allowing anyone with an Aadhaar card to get an instant PAN card online and that too for free. The instant e-PAN […]

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PAN-Aadhaar Not Linked Yet? You May Have to Pay Rs 10,000 Fine

The Income Tax department might impose a penalty of Rs 10,000 on those who don’t link their PAN card with Aadhaar card within the deadline of 31 March 2020. The I-T department had earlier said that un-linked PAN cards will become inoperative if not linked with Aadhaar by March 31. If the PAN card becomes […]

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Passport Not Mandatory for Foreigners to Apply for Indian Citizenship

Foreigners can apply for Indian citizenship without a valid passport from the country of origin if they can furnish proper reasons for not possessing one, the Calcutta High Court has ruled. Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya disposed of a petition by granting the petitioner liberty to file an application before the authority as contemplated in Rule 11 of the Citizenship […]

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‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ Scheme: West Bengal Planning to Opt Out

The West Bengal government is planning to opt out of the Centre’s ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme due to “differences of opinion” with the central government, a state minister said on Thursday. Under the scheme, beneficiaries can buy subsidised foodgrains from ration shops in any part of the country. The system ensures that no poor is […]

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