TNPDS : Apply for Smart Ration Card, Track Application Status Online

TNPDS | TNEPDS | Hello, Peoples of Tamil Nadu. This article is about the Tamil Nadu Smart Ration Card OR Tamil Nadu Electronic Public Distribution System. As we all know, Ration Card is an important document that is used for our official and non-governmental work. Today we will give you complete information about how to apply, how to check application status & many more services.

You will be happy to know the “Tamil Nadu Electronic Public Distribution System has prepared a new smart card of “Ration Card” for everyone. Also, you can check your application status online at home in less than a minute. For registration, the beneficiary can apply in the prescribed format on the official website (URL:

Also, Read – Ahara Karnataka: Apply for New Ration Card, Download,

Tamil Nadu Smart Ration Card 2019 –

This Portal ( is an official website of Tamil Nadu. Food Supply and Consumer Protection Department, Government of Tamil Nadu aims to provide online services for the citizens such as an online portal, mobile app, SMS service, Call Centres, email service, and also social media. There are currently four types of ration cards available Light Green cards, White cards, No commodity cards & Khaki cards. It has reduced the manual work and also saves the time of both departmental employees and citizens.


This portal is providing various benefits as given below.

  • Citizens can check family card details.
  • You can see their family members’ Adhaar numbers.
  • You can view the grievances they have registered and the new grievances.
  • Citizens can view comments they have registered and post new comments.
  • You can send a request for a change of family card details online.
  • You can view their license sales transaction details.
  • Citizens can change online their Family Head member & address.
  • You can add Family members online.
  • You can remove the name of a family member.
  • Cancellation or surrender of the ration card can also be done through this portal.
  • People can also check the service request status of their card.

Important Link of TNPDS

Type of TNPDS Smart Ration Card

There are four types of ration cards available in Tamil Nadu.

Light Green Cards- Ration Cards are provided to those people who fall above the poverty line. It also includes Antodaya Ann Yojana cardholders.

White Cards- One who receives more than 3 kg of sugar in excess of the prescribed quota.

No Commodity Card- Who does not want any commodity under the Public Distribution System.

Khaki Cards- To the rank of inspectors for police personnel.

Also, Read – Nadakacheri: Apply for Caste & Income, Living, Minority Certificate

How to register online for TNEPDS Smart Ration Card?

You can register online on the official website by following the given steps. The Smart Ration Card is available for download on the official website of the (Public Distribution System).

First Step –  Visit the official website of the Food Supply and Consumer Protection DepartmentClick Here

Second Step – After that, you have to click the “Apply for Electronic Card” on the right side of the web page as shown in the image.

Third Step – Choose any one from the given below options.

  1. Application for new electronic card
  2. Old family card registration

Application for new electronic card

Fourth Step – So, applicants have to enter all the necessary details like family members’ names, the application number, and address. They will also have to upload the photo of the head of the family in the prescribed format.

Fifth Step – After that, they will have to add the family member details, gas connection details, and declaration and submit the form.

Old family card registration

Enrollment of the old card is similar to applying for a new smart card, the applicant is required to fill in additional details for applying for a new smart card.

  • Previous Ration Card Number
  • Ration Card FPS Code
  • Previous Ration Card photocopy

Final Step – After submitting, they will get a reference number/application number on their registered mobile number. They got this application no. They will be safe until they get their smart ration card. With this no. They can also check the status of their application.

How to check the Smart Ration Card status online?

If you already applied for Smart Ration Card, then You can track it online by following the given steps.

First Step – Go to the official portal  – Click Here

Second Step – After That open the “Smart Card Application Status” link.

Third Step – So Applicants are required to enter a valid registration number.

Final Step – After that status of the application will appear on the screen.

Applying through a point-of-sale device

Citizens of Tamil Nadu can visit their nearest ration shop and register through a point of sale device. Applicants are required to carry all necessary documents for registration.

  1. Aadhar Card
  2. Pan Card
  3. Recent Size Photography Pass
  4. Bank book
  5. Caste / Category certificate
  6. income certificate
  7. Electricity bill
  8. Gas

How to file a complaint on the official portal of TNPDS?

Now You have to visit the official website Click Here

Provide their relevant details to register the complaint

  • Only registered members can send their complaint
  • * – Required fields are specified
  • Enter the registered handset number

Please contact the help desk for more details


SMS Service 

SMS the registered mobile number to any of the following
Numbers: 1. 9773904050
                2. 9980904040

  • FIRST 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.

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