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Thane - Apply for Below Poverty Line Certificate

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Below Poverty Line Certificate in Thane.

The rural development & Panchayat raj department, the government of Thane provides online facility to user for applying below poverty line certificate. User can read the instructions and fill the form. Online service is provided by the government to save time of the user. However, user can fill the form online and take the print of the filled form and can submit it in person to the gram sevak, at Gram Sevak office.
Apply Online

  1. The applicant needs to register on the website. Create User Id
  2. The applicant can log in using the credentials and fill the form as instructed.
  3. The applicant can fill the online application form for “Below Poverty Line Certificate-BPL Certificate” in the citizen login section: Online Application
  4. Submit the application.
  5. After submitting the application, user will get a reference slip or number which should be kept for future reference.
  6. Status of the application can be tracked by the user in “Track your Application” section. For tracking the application, application id or reference number will be required.

Apply in Person:

  1. Applications can also be made in-person through the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department offices and sub-offices through the following link:
  2. You will be able to find the office location information and contact information under the following link :office Contacts
  3. You can also go to “Your Zilla Parishad” section on the website :Contactsand get the contact and office information.
  4. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. After the authorities validate your application and the documents that are submitted they will initiate the process for issuing Below Poverty Line Certificate.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Id proof like voter ID card/ adhaar card
  • Income proof for BPL certificate
  • Citizens proof
  • Aadhaar Card
  • BPL Self declaration
  • Age Proof/ Birth Certificate
  • Address proof like electricity bill, water bill, telephone bill, passport, bank passbook first page, ration card, passport

Keep all the documents in scanned form like JPEG, GIF and PDF, so that it can be uploaded while making online application on the website. If submitting in person, xerox copies needs to be attached.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

  • Office Locations and Contacts can be obtained from the following link: Contact Information
  • Panchayat Raj Department, Maharashtra Development services: Refer Link
  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India:contacts


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The service can take 5 working days for issue of the certificate. Applicant needs to carry their application id at Gram Sevak office time at the time of certificate collection.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

With BPL ration card the person gets subsidized food on discounted price. He/she may also be eligible for various schemes from the government. There are several schemes that can be availed if the person has the BPL card/certificate, details can be obtained through the following link: Schemes related Information

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


More information which might help people in Thane can be listed here.