State government's Food and Civil Supplies (FCS) department has been accepting online applications for new ration cards at here. Here are some details you will need to fill online application form: Click Here
-Ward number, taluk, city and district name-RR number and location code of your electricity connection (from BESCOM bills)
-Personal details like address, phone number, job, DOB, number of years you have been staying in the house etc
-Details of relatives members to be included in ration card
-Total annual income of the relatives
-Details of your LPG connection (agency name, consumer number, name of connection owner), if any. This knowledge will be cross checked with FCS's existing knowledge of valid LPG connections.
-Number of your elderly ration card, if any
-Aadhar number, PAN card details etc are asked, but are not compulsory.
No documents must be submitted online. On submitting knowledge, you will get an online acknowledgement form with a receipt number. Acknowledgement will even be SMSed to the mobile number that you had provided in the application form. There is no deadline for applying.
"The process is the same as the earlier LPG verification - if RR number matches, card is approved. For those with LPG connections, both RR number and LPG verification is mandatory before ration card is approved," says Gangadhar, Deputy Director (Bangalore Urban) at FCS.
General public are not allowed submit LPG verification details online directly anymore, but they can get it done through their respective LPG agencies. "Half of all ration card applications - about one.5 lakh - is from Bangalore Urban alone. They have not started issuing cards yet, it will take some time," says Gangadhar.
The department had suspended about 12 lakh ration cards in urban areas in the state in the coursework of its earlier LPG verification drive. In Bangalore, about 58,400 APL ration cards have been cancelled, 16,000 are under verification, and about 25,000 have been accepted as valid. "This is mostly because the correct RR number was not provided. These candidates can still get their gas agencies to enter the correct number and get their cards approved," says Gangadhar.