Uploading your BESCOM meter number, LPG, and Ration card info

For Bengaluru’s netizens whose local LPG suppliers (Indane, HP or BP) are listed in the the Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department’s website, compliance with the January 19th notice on elimination of fake above poverty line (APL) ration cards got easier.

This guide applies whether or not you have an APL ration card. (Note: this guide does not apply for consumers whose gas agency is not listed on the FCS department’s website.)

You can submit your LPG, BESCOM and Ration card information consumer data document scans through the web. On a successful submission, you will get an acknowledgment slip that looks like this. (The sample below is for a consumer who does not have a ration card and entered ‘NIL’ in that section of the form). 

This is web generated acknowledgement slip that the FCS department issues when you submit your documents online. Pic: Subramaniam Vincent.

GUIDE & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Use this guide to meet your deadline of Feb 19th.  

1. Scan latest copy of your LPG bill and/or your cover page of the LPG passbook that has the consumer number, LPG connection owner’s name and agency name written on it.

2. If you have a ration card, scan that too.

3. Scan your home’s domestic electicity connection – BESCOM – bill. 

4. Do all scans in low resolution black and white. File sizes should be 100KB or less, FCS department recommends.

5. Keep the LPG consumer number, BESCOM RR meter number, BESCOM location code fo your meter handy to enter into the web form coming up next. If you have an APL ration card, have the ration card number handy also. 

6. Proceed to the upload page, enter the information and submit the documents.

7. If you have questions about whose name any of the cards or BESCOM meter should be on, and if you are in a rented house, recently moved in, etc, please see FCS departments guide below reproduced for your convenience from their website. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (reproduced from GoK’s FCS department)

1. I am staying in a rented house, so electric bill is not my name which RR # should I submit ?

Whether you are staying in your own house, rented house or leased house or  employer given quarters or relative’s house., you have to give RR# of the electric meter through which you are getting electric supply to your house.

2. I am staying in one of the rented house of the same owner who rented few more houses and all houses have a common single electric meter, should I  give the same meter number ?

Yes. All consumers have to provide same RR# of the meter.

3. My electricity bill is not in my name should I give the same number ?

Yes. Give the RR# of the electric meter which supplies eletricity to your house.

4. I have more than one meter in my own house which number is to be submitted ?

The number of the meter through which you are getting domestic electricity to  your house should be submitted

5. Along with meter RR# what else I should enter ?

You should compulsarily enter " area code " a seven digit number mentioned in your electricity bill.

6. The LPG connection which we use is not in my name, whose name I should enter ?

You should enter the consumer name which is mentioned in your LPG consumer book or bill.

7.      The LPG connection which we use is not in my name? example it is in my brother/ sister/ etc who is not staying here with us.

Mention the same consumer name as mentioned in the LPG consumer book along with
the consumer number.

8. I have two LPG connections, what should I do?

Declare both connections separately one after the other and give same RR# and  ration card number for every entry.

9. My LPG is in my wife’s name, and my electricity bill is in my building owner’s name as I am in a rented house, what shall I do ?

Enter the RR# number of your house and your wife’ name as consumer name.

10. I have an extra LPG connection but I am not using it frequently
should I declare it ?

Yes, declare it separately along with your same RR# and ration card number.

11. I do not have a ration card what should I do ?

Enter ‘nil’ in the ration card number column and continue with the RR# only.

12. My ration card is an old and not renewed, should I enter it ?

Yes, enter the number of your family ration card even if it is not renewed or even if its address is changed, or the name of the head of the family is changed.

13. I have a temporary ration card, should I enter the same ?

Yes, if you are having any kind of card like APL, BPL, temporary, honorary or book type card you should declare its number compulsorily.

14. My ration card is in my earlier address where as now I am staying in a new location what should I do ?

Enter the same ration card number but enter the RR# of the present house where
you are staying now.

Addendum
Updated February 9th, 2011. (Deadline extended)

13 Comments

  1. Hi All,

    Have they started issuing the ration cards now in Bangalore? Because from the month of Jan 2011, they said they have stopped issuing ration cards in Bangalore, due to verfication and elimination of fake cards were in process. Is that still going on or the people in Civil and Food supplies have resumed with issuing of ration cards?

    If anyone who have recently enquired about this or have visited their respective office to get their concerns addressed, please do let me know of the present status.

    Thanks in advance,
    Soumya

  2. [05 PM, 21 Apr 2011] Moti Chand Das

    Moti Chand Das
    Ref: My Ration Card No.ASOBL-013-
    00311 APL

    Request isssue me a fresh Ration Card with my new address please. Lots of correspondence in past ,but sorry.
    My New Address:
    Apt.No.85 / Flat # 103,7th Main,BTM 2nd Stg,N S Palya,Ban

    [11 AM, 22 Aug 2011] Moti Chand Das

    Moti Chand Das- dt.21.08.2011.
    No.85 [old No.4/1],Flat#103,
    7th Main,BTM2nd Stg,N S Palya,
    Bangalore-560076. (9902960343)
    Old Ration Card No.OSBOL-013-00311
    of 2007.

    The CM Karnataka taken measures on LPGissues, but how about the Ration Cards?
    I am for the last 3 years going on approaching for renewal of my Ration Card – but no measures from FCS&CA nor from the Chamarajpet FCS(south) office.What measures Govt is going to take & why Govt forgetting that Ration Card & LPG is the Basic Needs of each & every family in this country.

    Hence,the Jan Lokpal is the rightway to protect the citizens need in future if it becomes a Act.

    Hence I need to know when can the new Ration Card will be issue to me.
    MOTI CHAND DAS
    28.08.2011
    WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO GET THE RATION CARD RENEWED ? THE FCS&CA IS DEF & DOOM – 3 YEARS IS GOING TO COMPLETE NOW .
    HENCE motidas@yahoo.co.in

  3. Moti Chand Das- dt.21.08.2011.
    No.85 [old No.4/1],Flat#103,
    7th Main,BTM2nd Stg,N S Palya,
    Bangalore-560076. (9902960343)
    Old Ration Card No.OSBOL-013-00311
    of 2007.

    The CM Karnataka taken measures on LPGissues, but how about the Ration Cards?
    I am for the last 3 years going on approaching for renewal of my Ration Card – but no measures from FCS&CA nor from the Chamarajpet FCS(south) office.What measures Govt is going to take & why Govt forgetting that Ration Card & LPG is the Basic Needs of each & every family in this country.

    Hence,the Jan Lokpal is the rightway to protect the citizens need in future if it becomes a Act.

    Hence I need to know when can the new Ration Card will be issue to me.

  4. Hi .. I have my LPG bill, but its not a complete one as the person could not get this bill out from his bill book perfectly and damaged from the left top corner, by which the logo of HP is missing from left top corner, can this be a reason for rejection if i will upload this .. i dont have any other LPG bill as this is the bill for my first booking.

    Thanks
    Rajiv

  5. Why the Govt not taking own interest through BBMP to get all detail from all the houses having LPG/Ration Card/Election Id etc. Why time to time asking LPG & RR Nos etc.Consumers are fedup with this types of carelessness of Food & Civil Supplies.Plz take care without harassing the consumer of LPG.
    Moti Chand Das,
    BTM,2nd Stg,B’lore-76

  6. i have furnished the copy to bharat gas agency ganapathy enterprises at jayanagarand they reuested to put all the documents in a bin kept at the entrance along with others since a lot of rush was there. now i dont find and my connection is suspended.i have again sent scanned copies of electric and consumer number today and received a acknowledgement.when will the department change my status. lot of consumers in various places have the same problem and department has fixed all the blame on consumers without asking the agents to do the necessary entry.

  7. I am staying on the outskirts of bangalore along with my wife & kid since the last 4 months on a rental basis. As i am working for an IT company in Banglore city & as my wife is from Karnataka and feels happier here. I have decided to settle in Bangalore. Although i recive the electric bill, I do not have a gas connection or ration card. So can you please guide me as to how i can register for a ration card so that i can go for a gas connection.

    Your valuable guidance in this regard will be a great help to me.

    Regards
    Joseph

  8. Moti Chand Das
    Ref: My Ration Card No.ASOBL-013-
    00311 APL

    Request isssue me a fresh Ration Card with my new address please. Lots of correspondence in past ,but sorry.
    My New Address:
    Apt.No.85 / Flat # 103,7th Main,BTM 2nd Stg,N S Palya,Bangalore-560076.

  9. Very useful information. But tried to upload all the details with scanned copy of ration card, BESCOm bill & LPG connection details. At the end of all details metioned, when I click the “Submit” button, I get error message “Runtime error” and some coded language. Any suggestions?

  10. Thanks for this very useful guide. Followed the steps, went off like a breeze. Dunno what I wud have done if this well written guide was not there.

  11. Very useful, thanks for the post! Choosing between private gas like Jyothi gas and govt. subsidized ones like Indane is like choosing between the lesser of two evils. I got an indane connection in 2004 fairly easily (didn’t require a ration card back then) but after that every time I changed houses, getting address changed or the connection transferred to the new agency was a pain, as was waiting for delivery if you didn’t have a backup cylinder. Then came another blow – they decided to suspend my connection once when I hadn’t ordered a new cylinder for 7 months (As I was living alone, my consumption was pretty low). Now for every such situation you have to make a trip to their admin office in Unity building, nr Corporation circle, stand in long queues and then plead them for permission to reactivate the connection. Pretty difficult for a working person to take off given they are open only Mon-Fri 🙁 Soon after this I gave up and since my consumption was low anyway, decided to take a private connection with Jyothi. At that time, an Indane cylinder would cost ~Rs. 270 and Jyothi around Rs. 500 – not too bad if you got a cylinder only twice a year. I continued with Jyothi for a few years, very happy with their efficient service and not minding the premium I had to pay for it. Then family changes happened – I got married, parents and guests started to visit and had a baby, so the gas consumption shot up quite a bit, to one cylinder every 1-2 months. By this time, Jyothi also decided to play the devil and for 3 cylinders ordered in the months of Nov 2010, Dec 2010 and Jan 2011, the price charged was Rs. 660, 720 and 790 respectively. From Arathi’s comment above I see that it has further gone up to 850 in the month of Feb. The reason quoted? Apparently gas prices are higher in winter. Compare this with the current price of 320-350 for an Indane cylinder. Made me more willing to make multiple tiring rounds to Indane’s corporation office again.

  12. At last, before 4 days for the dead line, the Food supply Dept had woken up to issue clear cut and workable website for lakhs of gas legitimate users. Still I do not see any urgency for having a dead line to such a massive work. The gas users are still in trouble because the Distributors are delaying the supply of gas to households stating the pressure of work in collating the data given by the consumers. I wonder how the Dept. is going to fight against the mafia widely and wildly prevalent all over the State who divert the gas cylinders for illegal and unregistered use such as in the autos,cars, trailers, small eateries,small industries ,blackmarketing etc etc.

  13. A very useful guide. People like me, without government-subsidised LPG are spared this exercise, but at a price – the 12kg cylinder from a private gas supplier cost me Rs 850/- yesterday.

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