TNDPS Smart Ration Card: Status, Apply Online Form and Documents

Learn how to check TNDPS Smart Ration Card Status, How to apply for TNDPS Smart Ration Card online and offline. Eligibility and Documents required for TNDPS Tamil Nadu Ration Card.

We all know that the Tamil Nadu government has started the digitalization of the ration card. The application of the Tamil Nadu Ration Card is also submitted through online mode, and the distribution is also done through online mode. Today under this article, we will share step by step procedure through which you apply for the digital ration card in Tamil Nadu State. We will also share step by step procedure through which you can check the status of your smart Ration card online. In this article, we will share the specifications of the digital ration card in Tamilnadu state.

image showing that tamil nadu is digitalising
image showing that tamil nadu is digitalising

Tamil Nadu Digital Ration Card :

There are four types of digital ration cards available for residents of Tamilnadu State. The list of different types of ration card is given below:

  1. Light Green cards are issued for rice and other commodities from the Fair Price Shops (FPS).
  2. White cards are issued for extra 3kg sugar over the prescribed quota.
  3. No commodity card is issued to the people who are not entitled to draw any commodity from ration shops
  4. Khaki cards are issued to the police personnel up to the rank of inspectors.

Details About TNPDS Smart Ration Card

NameRation Card
Beneficiaries forResidents of Tamil Nadu
Launched byTamil Nadu PDS
Official Website

TNPDS Smart Ration Card Online Application Form

To apply for the digital Ration card via online mode, you need to follow the simple steps given below:-

  • First, visit the official website of the TNPDS department. That clicks on the link
  • Click on the smart card application option present on the home page.
  • Click on the direct link given here
  • Register yourself at the portal.
  • Fill the application form by providing all the basic details.
  • Attach all the asked documents.
  • Add family member details, gas connection details, and declaration
  • Click on Submit
  • A reference number will be generated.
  • Keep safe for future use.
image showing that tamil nadu is digitalising
ALL ration card details are on the left side
IMAGE showing online application form.
IMAGE showing online application form.

Documents Required for applying for TNDPS Online Ration Card:

The following documents are required while applying for the digital ration card in Tamilnadu state:

  • Aadhar Card.
  • Pan Card.
  • Recent passport size photo.
  • Bank passbook.
  • Caste/Category certificate.
  • Income certificate.
  • Electricity bill.

TNPDS Application Procedure By Ration Shop (Offline)

If you are not able to apply for the card via online mode then you can follow the simple steps by visiting the ration shop:-

  • First, visit the respective ration shop.
  • From the shop, collect the application form.
  • You can also download it online.
  • Fill up the application form.
  • Attach all the asked documents.
  • Submit the form at the concerned department
  • A reference number will be generated.
  • Keep safe for future use.
sample of Tamil nadu Ration card application form.

TNDPS Ration Card Application Procedure By Mobile App

You can also download a Play Store app OR App store and apply for the card through the mobile application. The link for the app is given below:-

A image showing that link for mobile app.

How to Search TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status

To check the application status of your Tamilnadu smart ration card, you can follow the simple steps given below:-

  • First, visit the official website of TNPDS
  • On the homepage, click on the Application status option.
  • Or visit the link given here
  • A new web page will appear on the screen.
  • Enter your registration number.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • The application status will appear on your screen.
image showing SMARTCARD application status.

Procedure To Make Changes In Tamilnadu Ration Card

  • To make changes in your smart card, you need to open the official website
  • On home page select the option as per the change you want to make available in the right-hand side
    • Add member
    • Change of address
    • Family head member change
    • Remove family member
  • On opened page enter your registered mobile number and captcha code
  • Select the submit option and select the change as per you want to make
  • Provide the correct information as asked on the screen
  • Upload the supportive documents of the information (if necessary)
  • Submit the request by click submit option after reviewing the information
image showing how to change the details in smart card.

Add or remove members to Smart card using TNPDS

  • Click here to visit TNDPS Official Website.
  • On the right side of the home page, Under Smart Card Related Services click on Add Member.
  • Now Login or Register with Mobile Number.
  • After login, you can do the below things.
  • Add new family member in smartcard:
  • Remove family member on smartcard:
  • Address change in smartcard:

Supporting document proofs For Add or remove members to Smartcard :

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Tax receipt
  • Gas Consumer card
  • Telephone Bill
  • Electric Bill
  • Rent agreement for Tenants
  • Slum Clearance Board Allotment
  • House Document
  • Driving License
  • Bank Passbook
  • PAN Card
  • Postal Department ID Card
  • Housing Board Documents

Tamil Nadu Ration Card Helpdesk Contact Number

For any query related to the smart card you may contact on 1967 or 1800-425-5901. Please send the code to 9773904050 from their registered mobile number.

Short Code Description:

  • PDS <Space> 101 – Item Details at Fair Price Store.
  • PDS <Space> 102 – Fair Price Outlet (Opened / Closed).
  • PDS <Space> 107 – for a complaint of payment amount.
add new member in ration card online in Tamilnadu

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