Central government has intialized a new rule for the applicants applyinf for passport should not produce ration card as a proof of address. Required documents for applying passports will be available from the below link
Ration card has been removed from list of valid proof of address. Foreign immigration has approved the rule taken by the central government. Ration card cannot be taken as a valid address proof so we request all applicants not to be ration card while applying for passports.
Applicants make sure your documents is as per the requested documents given by passport seva. This rule will be applicable from April 1st of 2016.