Last updated on January 19th, 2018 at 05:11 pm
Ration cards are one of the most important documents as they not only help to get subsidized food grains and fuels but it also works as identity proof in order to get various other official documents provided by the government.
Karnataka Government had made it very easy and simple to apply for a ration card. It only requires to first register as state’s resident followed by verification by the officials and your application will be further processed under various registration departments belonging to Karnataka state service.
According to reports Karnataka’s largest city Bangalore has the highest number of applicants for ration card.
There are various types of ration cards in Karnataka. For say, Green Cards and Yellow cards are given to rural households and urban slums i.e. BPL (Below Poverty Line) families.
Another type of ration card in Karnataka is Antodaya Anna Yojana which is issued to the poorest families from rural areas and urban slums.
On the contrary, Karnataka Government also provides “Honorary Ration Cards” which are meant for privileged families living in urban areas and does not require ration in subsidized rates. However, they are still provided with this card for the identification purpose as it still works as a valid identity proof in India.
Karnataka Government constantly works towards weeding out unidentified card holes to avoid any misuse.
How to Apply for New Karnataka Ration Card Online using ahara.kar.nic.in
In order to get a ration card in Karnataka, you need to be a resident of the state.
To apply you will have to fill up an application form which is available on the official web portal.
First of all, visit the official website https://ahara.kar.nic.in and download application form for ration card in prescribed format or get it from the office of Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.
Fill in the application form with correct details and attach the required documents and submit the application form to the nearest Ration Card office. Your application will be verified by an official. In case of successful verification i.e. provided details are correct, your ration card will be send to your residential address.
Keep the below mentioned documents handy while applying for a ration card in Karnataka:
- Residence Proof
- Identity card issued by the Government
- Telephone bill on applicant’s name
- LPG receipt on applicant’s name
- Driving License
- Voter Identity card
- House Tax paid receipt on applicant’s name
- Name in Electoral Roll if Voter id not available
- Rent Agreement on applicant’s name with postal address
- Latest Income certificate
- Recent 3.5 x 4.5 size Photographs
- Yellow card or BPL card
Please note that it is important to receive the acknowledgement slip as it is required while obtaining the ration card.
How to Check Karnataka Ration Card Application Status using ahara.kar.nic.in
It is important to track this important official document after applying. In order to keep a track of your ration card, you are required to visit the official web portal of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department.
Once you visit the official site, Select your respective Area and enter the acknowledgement number/receipt number along with date and registered mobile number, click on the submit option, a new page will appear along with the result stating your application status.
Under TPDS (Targeted Public Distribution System), various types of commodities like rice, wheat, sugar, kerosene etc are covered. It is beneficial for people because by showing this card price will be comparatively less from the marketplace and deserving candidates should apply for a ration card as it is extremely beneficial to them. Any kind of reselling or misuse of the commodity is prohibited as per Prevention of Food Adulteration Act Rules.
Karnataka Ration Card Application Charges
To obtain a ration card it requires minimum charges for say, Rs. 5 to get a new ration card. You are required to pay Rs. 10 to acquire a BPL (Below Poverty Line) ration card and for APL (Above Poverty Line) ration card you have to pay Rs 45 to the concerned department. However, if you wish to receive a digital ration card, you will have to pay additional charges.
Duplicate Karnataka Ration Card
To get a Duplicate Ration Card, the cardholder has to submit loss of ration card application along with an affidavit mentioning details related to it. A usual verification will be done by the officials. Issuance fee of duplicate ration card is Rs.15/- for BPL cards, Rs.25/- for APL cards and Rs.45/- for computerized ration cards.