A ration card is considered to be a vital document for Indian citizens. It is often used as an identification proof while applying for several other documents like Domicile Certificate, entry of name in Electoral Rolls, etc. The Karnataka Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs started the process for registration of ration card through online application from 15th January, 2013 onwards.
Who can apply for a ration card in Bangalore?
Families without ration cards
Members belonging to divided families
Couples who have newly married
Temporary ration card holders with expired cards
Documents and information needed for application of new ration cards in Bangalore
Region of Food Department
Recent Electricity Bill
Full Residential Address with PIN code
Name of family members and relationship with the applicant
Occupation and annual income
Details of LPG connection
Contact information along with phone and/or mobile number
Unmarried people must provide address of parents
Procedure to apply for online ration card in Bangalore
SMS the name of the applicant to 9212357123 from your mobile phone
You will receive a token number and a security code on your mobile phone
Find out a valid ration card holder who would act as your introducer
Your family members will be needed for biometric fingerprint scans and photographs
Open your online ration card application in the presence of your introducer
Provide the details of your family members as required in the online application form
Upload the photographs and biometrics of your family members and yourself
Your recent electricity bill, photo proof ID and address proof should be scanned from the original copies and uploaded at the photo biometric-center
Your introducer must also carry his or her original ration card and recent electricity bill while accompanying you to the photo biometric-center
Download the self-declaration and sign it
Scan the declaration and upload the document online.
You will receive a printed acknowledgement of your application from the photo and biometric service centre.