I'm a 1st timer here and this happens to be my 1st message here. I seek information from anybody towards the application procedure for Ration Cards in Kolkata, West Bengal. Please note that I have visited the Rationing Officer's office at Mayukh Bhawan in Salt Lake, Kolkata severally, latest being today (12.08.2010). The staff was anything less than being helpful because they wouldn't provide complete information. They just grab the first opportunity to be able to tell you to come at a later day/ date.
For instance, a lady who had her & her husband's Ration Card in place, had come to the same office to enquire about the procedure to apply for her daughters' Cards. She was immediately told to put all the papers in place, despite the fact that she carried a bunch of papers along (both original & photocopies), to write an application on plane paper and fill a certain "RO 1 Form". When she asked where could get/ collect the form from, the same "Officer" asked her to come to him "another day" and take it. Can this be beaten?
If anyone is aware about the exact procedure to apply for new Ration Cards in Kolkata, and a tentative time period, or any other way by which such information can be sourced, please let me know.