The Food and Civil Supplies Department of Karnataka have recommenced the process of accepting applications for the ration cards but only through online applications. The people who don’t have the ration cards can apply for one but they will have to do this online and no printed application will be accepted. Even the people in the rural area will have to fill in the application through the offices of gram panchayat.
For this purpose with the assistance of NIS or National Informatics Center, the Karnataka FCSCA has launched a website. A comprehensive database has also been prepared for the consumers who have the ration card. The new applications for the ration card was not accepted for few months in order to synchronize everything and about 12 lacs duplicate ration card were cancelled. Now people who are genuinely entitled to get the ration card can apply online and those who have temporary ration card can get a permanent one.
How to make online application of ration card in Karnataka?
People who want to apply for the ration card in Karnataka needs to visit the website http://ahara.kar.nic.in . After opening the website you will see an option “Click here to apply for ration card”. Click on this link. A new window will open after you click the link where the list of prerequisites to apply for the ration card is mentioned. Also at the top of the page you will get an option to select your preferred language. Once you select the language the page for online application will be opened. Here you will get certain sections to fill. First you have to click on the place of residence followed by the district, Taluka and City. Also you need to mention the ward number. Then you have to mention the card type that you are applying for i.e. whether it is above poverty line or below poverty line. In the fourth section you need to mention whether you have an electricity connection or not followed by district circle code. Also, mention the Location code along with the RR number.
After filling all these details click on “Next Page” where you will be taken to another page and here your personal details are required. Here you need to mention the details like name, date of birth, address, marital status, professional office address etc. After filling the above details click on “Next Page”. In the third page you need to mention the details of your family members. Add the details of all your family members by clicking on “add button”. In case you have wrongly entered some details, you can rectify that by clicking on select button and then editing the details. Once you are done adding all your family members click on “Next Page”
Now opens the final page in the process of online application of ration card. In this screen you need to enter details like Pan Card number, annual income, LPG connection details etc. Submit the application after providing all the details and take the print out of the acknowledgement number for future reference.