Act & Rules

One Nation One Ration Card Scheme launched by the Department

ONORC Launch Photo


The Hon'ble P.M.'s clarion Call of  One Nation One Ration Card(ONORC) Scheme was launched in UT Chandigarh by Shri. V P Singh Badnore, the Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarhon 31st October, 2020, during the celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh.  Sh. Manoj Parida, Advisor to the Administrator,  Chandigarh and Sh. Vinod P. Kavle, Secretary Food & Supplies and Consumer Affairs & Legal Metrology, UT, Chandigarh and other senior  officials were also present at the event.

The U.T. Chandigarh is the first UT to introduce the ONORC Scheme with integration of DBT. It may also be noted that, Chandigarh has recently been rankedasthe Best administered UT in the country.

This ONORC enables the migrant beneficiaries to get ration, even when he moves out to other states or UTs. This is particularly helpful for the migrant labor who stays a few months at one place and there after goes to other State for work. Without portability of the ration card, these migrant people were deprived of their entitlement of ration under the National Food Security Act, 2013.

For this purpose, the department has setup helpline no. “14445” and a dedicated service window in the office.  The migrant person has to either call on “14445” or visit the service window in the departmentto register under the ONORC Scheme. The migrant persons have to bring their Aadhar Card, Ration Card, Provide Bank Details and Address in Chandigarh. They have to visit the office for biometric authentication. After successful registration, the food subsidy amount in lieu of food grains will be transferred intothe the Migrant's bank account as per the entitlement under NFSA.