TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status: Application Form, Apply Online

  1. We all know that the Tamil Nadu government has started the digitalization of the ration card. The application of the TNPDS 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.

TNPDS Ration Card Conversion Of Sugar Into Rice

There are around 5, 80,298 ration card holders in Tamil Nadu. The Ration cardholders have requested the Government of Tamil Nadu to convert their sugar option family cards into rice option cards. The Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to grant this request of people and convert sugar opted family cards into rice opted ration cards. So all those citizens of Tamil Nadu who have previously opted for sugar can now opt for rice.

  • For this purpose, the cardholders are required to download the application form from the official portal and submit it to the local official between 5 December 2020 to 20 December 2020.
  • All those candidates who will submit the application are required to attach all the important documents along with the photocopy of the existing ration card.
  • Last year in November 2019 the Government of Tamil Nadu had made a similar statement asking the citizens to convert their ration card. A large number of cardholders at that time also had submitted an application to convert their ration cards.

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:-

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

Objectives Of Tamil Nadu Digital Ration Card

The following objectives will be fulfilled by the inauguration of the smart ration card in Tamilnadu:-

  • The implementation of the fraudulent practices will be prevented.
  • The information of the resident will be authentic.
  • The conversion will prevent paper costs.
  • Printing and distribution costs of the ration cards will be prevented.
  • The online distribution of the ration card will be less time-consuming.
  • The residents will now just have to apply for a ration card online which will be beneficial and happen with much less difficulty.
  • The process of implementing a digital ration card will provide transparency to the residents.

Important Documents

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

  • Aadhar Card
  • Pan Card
  • Recent Size Photography Pass
  • Bank passbook
  • Caste/Category certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Electricity bill

TNPDS 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.
  • 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.

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.

Application Procedure By Mobile App

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

Procedure To Add Member

  • First of all, you have to go to the official website of the department of food supply and consumer protection, the government of Tamil Nadu
  • The home page will open before you
  • On the homepage, you are required to click on add member
    • Now a new page will open in front of you where you have to enter your registered mobile number and captcha code
    • After that, you have to click on the login.
    • Now a new form will open before you where you have to enter all the required details
    • After that, you have to attach all the important documents
    • Now you have to click on submit

    Procedure To Change The Address

    • Go to the official website of the department of food supply and consumer protection, the government of Tamil Nadu
    • The home page will open before you
    • on the homepage, you are required to click on to change address
    • Now you have to the login to the portal by entering the registered mobile number and captcha code
    • After that, you have to enter all the required details
    • Now upload all the important documents
    • After that click on submit

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