Ration card not valid document for passport,id proof, and residential proof from 01.04.2016
External Affairs Ministry has directed all passport branches to comply with the orders.
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution had on December 20 discontinued accepting ration card as proof of identity and residence.
the other valid proof of address are water bill, Aadhaar card, income-tax assessment order, proof of gas connection, registered rent agreement, photo passbook of active bank account, electricity bill, and the passport copy of spouse.
For details of other documents acceptable as proof of identity or residents, applicants can visit http://passport.gov.in