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