TNPDS 2020: TN Smart Ration Card: Check Status, Online Registration

TNPDS Tamil Nadu Ration Card

TNPDS (Tamil Nadu Electronic Public Distribution System) is a portal where Tamil Nadu people can apply for the application of the TN PDS Ration Card. People can also check their ration card application status online.

In this article, we will share some valuable information like how Tamil Nadu people can apply for a ration card online, how to check application status, how to register an online complaint, their helpline number, and many more.

TNPDS Smart Ration Card

NameRation Card
Beneficiaries nResidents of Tamil Nadu
Launched byTamil Nadu PDS
Official Website
ObjectiveDistribution Of Ration Card

Important Links of TNPDS Ration Card

TN Citizen loginLogin
TN Department login
TN துறை உள்நுழைவு
TN Smart Ration Card Online Registration Link
TN ஸ்மார்ட் ரேஷன் கார்டு ஆன்லைன் பதிவு இணைப்பு
Apply Here
TN Smart Ration Card Check Status Link
டி.என் ஸ்மார்ட் ரேஷன் கார்டு சோதனை நிலை இணைப்பு
Check Here
Send Feedback/Complain Link
கருத்து / புகார் இணைப்பை அனுப்பவும்
Send Here
For Corrections of Details (Name, Age, etc.,) in ration card
ரேஷன் கார்டில் உள்ள விவரங்களைத் திருத்துவதற்கு (பெயர், வயது போன்றவை)
Click Here
Status of Request
கோரிக்கையின் நிலை
Click Here
Add Member to the card
அட்டையில் உறுப்பினரைச் சேர்க்கவும்
Click Here
Change Sugar Card to Rice Card
சர்க்கரை அட்டையை அரிசி அட்டையாக மாற்றவும்
Click Here
Change of Address in card
அட்டையில் முகவரி மாற்றம்
Click Here
Family Head Member Change
குடும்ப தலைமை உறுப்பினர் மாற்றம்
Click Here
Remove Family Member from the ration card
ரேஷன் கார்டிலிருந்து குடும்ப உறுப்பினரை அகற்று
Click Here
Card Surrender / Cancellation for ration card
அட்டை சரணடைதல் / ரேஷன் கார்டிற்கான ரத்து
Click Here
Card Related Service Request Status
அட்டை தொடர்பான சேவை கோரிக்கை நிலை
Click Here

TN Smart Ration Card Types

Presently, under the TNPDS system in Tamil Nadu, there are four types of ration cards available according to the economic status and particular category of the citizens. Check out below for detailed information about each type.

1. Light Green cards

Under this ration card, people of Tamil Nadu will get rice and other commodities from the Fair Price Shops (FPS). Antodaya Ann Yojna card holders are also included in this type of ration card.

2. White Cards

From this type of ration card, people of TN will recieve extra 3kg sugar over the prescribed quota.

3. No commodity card

This ration card is issued to those who are not entitled to take any goods from ration shops.

4. Khaki cards

This ration card is issued for police personnel and ranked inspectors.

Also See: Prerana Scholarship 2020: Check Status, New Registration

Documents Required For Applying TN PDS Ration Card

If you are thinking to apply for a TN PDS Ration Card, then it is very important for you to know what documents will be required in it. Since the Tamil Nadu government has started the digitalization of the ration card, so it is important to know about all those documents.

One of the following documents may require at the Time of Registration for proof of residence

  • Aadhar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Recent Size Photography Pass
  • Front page of Bank passbook
  • Lease agreement
  • Gas consumer card
  • Property tax (if own house)
  • Caste/Category certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Electricity bill
  • Telephone charges bill
  • Voter ID card

How To Apply TN PDS Ration Card: Step-by-Step Guide

If you want to apply for a TN PDS ration card, then the online method is the best for this. When you fill the application form online, you can easily do things like attaching, fillings, etc. And there is a chance of getting approved quickly through an online application. Therefore, I will recommend that you apply for your ration card online.

You can easily apply for the application by following the steps given below.

  • Open the official website of TN PDS Ration Card
  • Click on “Apply for electronic card”.
TNPDS Ration Cardhome page
  • Fill all the required details of your family head in both boxes of English and Tamil language(by using Tamil keyboard)
Application details and photo
  • Now add all the member details by clicking the add member button
  • Select the ration card category and upload proof of residency document.
upload documents and add members
  • You will receive your reference no./ application no to your register mobile number when you click the submit button.

How To Check The Status of Your Application

I hope you have completed all the steps of registration carefully. Now we will know how you can check the status of your application. For this also you have to follow some steps which are mentioned below.

TNPDS Contacts or Helpline Number

If you’ve any questions, queries, or help regarding your ration card or related issues then the TN PDS department had issued some helpline number where people can get the solution of every problem instantly.

You can contact them at below number




Tamil Nadu government has taken step digitization of all the operations of PDS. So by doing this, there are more transparency, more visibility, and more accountability of the department towards the Tamil Nadu citizens.

How To Register a Complaint

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ’s) Related To TNPDS

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