How to obtain Senior Citizen Cards (for men and women, aged 60 and above)

Method 1:

I found this mobile number on Quikr mfor obtaining Senior Citizen Cards in the J P Nagar area: +91 9945837981.

I called the number and after a while, the person called back. He wanted me to keep ready three passport photos, and the xerox of ONE of the following:

  • Aadhar Card
  • Voter Id
  • Driving licence
  • Passport

He said that someone would come and collect these, and also bring the Senior Citizen card to my address.

Method 2:

The alternative is going to the BJP Office in Jayanagar

  • Address:“Shasakara Kacheri”, 18th Main, 35th Cross, 4th ‘T’ Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru 560 011.
  • Contact – 9341906517, 9449156115 or Siddaraju  on  99018 37937

You can see the BJP Office site here:http://bjpkarnataka.org/b-n-vijay-kumar

The difference between the two methods

The BJP office, which is doing this as a free service, and says that the card can be obtained in two weeks (I got the card without charge but it took a month.) . The person whom I talked to at the first contact number (Method 1), asked for a fee of Rs 250, and said that getting the card would take a month.

So I am getting my Senior Citizen card from the BJP office, as I do not see why I should pay Rs 250. However, if someone is immobile, Method 1 may be a better option.

I have now got my Senior Citizen card and must find out what benefits I will get as a result!

Deepa Mohan
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2 Comments

  1. Resident of Kalyannagr, Banaswadi. HRBR 1 Block, 10 Main, 3 cross, door no 1007.Senior citizen card required. Nearest contact address

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