How to get online Ration card in Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka

With the advancement of technology now many Government procedures and documents can be procured online. Here is the detailed procedure to apply online for ration card in Bangalore or Bengaluru and other regions of Karnataka.

Ration card is not only for getting food articles in subsidized rate but now a days an important documents which is used at many places for address proof as well as identity proof whether you go for a connection of LPG gas or for a SIM card, bank account, passport and many more.

Karnataka State Government now accept online application for new ration card. You can also check the status and verification details of ration card online.

Procedure for online application of ration card in Karnataka

The person applying for ration card first of all SMS their full name correctly to a number 9212357123 for eg (RCNEW Karthik M Patil).
 No change in application is allowed so name should be spelled correctly.

After sending the SMS an 'Entry /token number and a security code' is received instantly, this token number and security code is used to open online ration card application at the Photo Bio center in ( urban areas) or Gram Panchayath (in rural areas) in the presence of a valid Ration card holder as your introducer and paying Rs 10.

Official website for online ration card in Karnataka is Login there and fill online application format
without any errors giving complete information of your family members. Family members photograph and biometrics should be uploaded.

Documents required for ration card in Karnataka
1. Latest electricity bill
2. Photo ID proof like PAN card
3. Address proof

These documents should be scanned and uploaded online at the photo center. So you must carry them. Since an introducer is required so you have to accompany with a valid ration card holder of the same taluk. The introducer should also carry his electicity bill and his original ration card.

Once the online application is filled, you will get a "self declaration"
downloaded and printed at the photo-bio center which should be jointly signed by the applicant and the photo-bio center.

In rural area of Karnataka online application of ration card is done at Gram Panchayat.

Contact details of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department,Karnataka

Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department,
No 8,Marketing Federation Building,
Cunningham Road,
PIN – 560052
Help Line: 1800-425-9339

You can also check APL & BPL ration cards status and verify LPG connection status in Karnataka at above mentioned website of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, Karnataka.


Author: Mala Ravi29 Apr 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4


Apart from the details provided above, the Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, Karnataka will also list of the details of the Ration Card and its linked Gas connectivity in the website. By just entering the ration card no, you can view the number of the people in your Home, the Head of the family, the dependents, Consumer Gas Number, APL/BPL details, the ration distribution centre where we can get provision etc.

These details are easily available to citizens of Indian online. This is a very good facility.

Best Regards,

Guest Author: Kashinath Shenoy15 Jun 2013

I do not understand this introducer concept. How would the first person to get the new ration card get an introducer? Why do they require an introducer when you are a citizen of India and have the appropriate proofs? This is another example of the Govt. to cause as much inconvenience as possible, create avenues for encouraging "agents" to make a quick buck and finally have corruption creep in.

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