TN Smart Ration Card Status: TNPDS Application Form Apply Online Here

TNPDS TN Smart Ration Card Online Apply Status Check 2019: Tamil Nadu Electronic Public Distribution System (TNPDS) is an attempt of state government moving from manual to an automated system of working. People of Tamil Nadu can get information about how to apply for new TNPDS smart ration card and also check ration card status.

Update (Covid-19 Lockdown relief)- Tamilnadu vulnerable ration cardholder families will get essential provisions like rice, pulses (dhal), cooking oil & sugar, free of cost for April month. Each rice cardholders will also get a cash assistance of Rs.1000/-. Keep reading for updates.

Now registered candidates can Change Sugar Card to Rice Card. Check direct link to apply for this service online.

We have given a direct link to apply for the TNPDS smart ration card status check the link and registration link. It has reduced the manual work and also saves the time of both departmental employees and citizens. Under the digitization program of PDS system in the state, the government is issuing new TNPDS smart cards to the citizens. The old ration cards are being converted into the new smart cards so that government can have a smart control over the ration system.

TN Smart Ration Card Status

Presently there are four types of ration cards in Tamil Nadu for a particular category of the citizens under the TNPDS system-

  • Light Green cards- who issue rice and other commodities from the Fair Price Shops (FPS). It also includes Antodaya Ann Yojna card holders
  • White cards- who receives extra 3kg sugar over the prescribed quota.
  • No commodity card- Who is not entitled to draw any commodity from ration shops
  • Khaki cards- for police personnel up to the rank of inspectors.

Automation of TNPDS system has increased the consumer service. Now, there are various services for the citizens such as online portal, mobile app, SMS service, Call Centres, email service, and also social media platforms like Facebook. With this portal, citizens can also know about their nearest ration shops and service centers.

Other services are available on online portal related to smart ration card-

  • Add members- Citizens can add the name of a family member in the card through an online portal.
  • Change of address- In case citizens wants to change the address they can also do so online.
  • Family Head member change- If any citizen wants to change the name of the family head in the ration card.
  • Remove the name of a family member- like adding the name of a family member one can also remove the name of the family member from the card.
  • Card cancellation/ Surrender- Cancellation or surrender of the ration card can also be done through this portal.
  • Card-related service request status- Public can also check the service request status of their card.
  • Change Sugar Card to Rice Card

How to check the TN Smart Ration Card Status Online?

After successful registration for smart ration card, applicants can check the status of their application on a timely basis. They can check the status through SMS service, mobile application or through the online portal. To check the application status through the online portal, they have to follow the easy steps shared below-

Visit here to check application status-

Registration for TN Smart Ration Card

Registration for a new smart ration card can be done through three ways-

Applying through TN Public Portal Application Form Online

The most used platform for the PDS system is the public portal of Tamil Nadu PDS system. Along with registration, citizens can perform various tasks related to the ration card and Public distribution system. For registration through the public portal, candidates have to visit the official portal. Those who want to register through the portal can check the step-by-step guide shared below-

Visit here to register/ apply –

Applying through Point of Sale Device

Tamil Nadu citizens can visit their nearby Ration shop and can register through the point of sale device. Applicants are required to carry all the necessary documents with them for the registration.

Applying through Public Mobile Application

The state government has also launched a mobile application for this purpose. Citizens can also register through this application on their mobile phones. They do not have to visit the ration shop or registration center, especially for registration. Both Android and IOS users can download this mobile application on their mobile phones.

The downloading links are shared below-

For Android users- For IOS users-

How to register a Complaint in TNEPDS Portal?

In case citizens have some grievance related to the smart ration card application or any other issue, they can also register a complaint through this portal.

To register an online complaint, they can follow the given procedure-

Visit here to raise complaint-


Tamil Nadu automated PDS also provides SMS service for three services viz.- To know the availability of commodity at Ration shop, to raise a complaint about billing and know the status of ration shop i.e. whether it is open or closed.

There specific code for each service. Citizens have to type the code and have to send it to 9980904040 from their registered mobile no.

The description of codes is as follows-

  • PDS <space> 102- availability of commodity at the ration shop
  • PDS <space> 101- status of ration shop (open/close)
  • PDS <space> 101- complaints about billing

There are four types of ration cards and citizens having any of these cards can apply for the smart card.

Only the registered citizens are entitled to avail the service.

Only a registered citizen can raise the complaint.

A registered user can-View ration card detailsView family member detailsView addressView aadhaar no. of family membersView and raise a new grievanceCheck entitlements and transaction detailsProvide feedbackMake changes in the ration card online whenever required

In this case, they can contact the helpdesk at 1967/1800-425-5901 and get their number registered.

In this case, such citizens can convert their card to the “No Commodity Card”. This facility is also available on the online portal.

TNEPDS Smart Ration Card Helpline Number

In case of any help regarding the smart card, citizens can contact at the given help desk numbers- 1967 or1800-425-5901

With the digitization of all the operations of PDS, the system state has moved from a manual format to automated one and it is a great achievement. The automation of the PDS system in state facilities more transparency, more visibility and more accountability of the department towards the public.

TN Family Smart Ration Card Statistics

Hope you have got a good idea about the new scheme released by the TN government. If you have any question in regards to TN smart ration card application, tracking status you can ask us in the comment section below. One of our team members will help you in solving the problem.


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