TNPDS TN Smart Ration Card status and online apply links

TNPDS TN Smart Ration Card online apply and 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. We have given direct link to apply for the TNPDS smart ration card status check 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

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.

TN smart ration card

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.
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 Change of Address in card Click Here
 Family Head Member Change Click Here
 Remove Family Member from ration card Click Here
 Card Surrender / Cancellation for ration card Click Here
 Card Related Service Request Status Click Here

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-

  1. They need to visit the official website of TNPDS .
  2. They have to now open the “Smart Card Application status” link.
  3. On this page, applicants are required to enter the valid registration no.
  4. Application status will appear on the screens. In case candidates want more information then, they can contact the helpline no.
TNPDS Portal

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-

  1. Step 1-  Visit the official website i.e.
  2. Step 2- Click on “Smart Card Application” on the homepage of the portal.
  3. Step 3-  Now, applicants have to enter all the required details like name of the family members, application no., address etc. They also have to upload the photograph of the head of the family in the prescribed format.
  4. Step 4 – At last, they have to add family member details, gas connection details and declaration and have to submit the form.
  5. Step 5 – After submission, they will receive a reference no./ application no on their registered mobile no. They have to keep this application no. safe till they get their smart ration card. With this no. they can also check the status of their application.

Visit here to register/ apply –

Applying though 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-

  1. They first have to visit the official website.
  2. Now they have to choose “Register a complaint” option provided on the left-hand side of the portal.
  3. On the complaint registration page, they have to enter the name, mobile no., email, description of the complaint and have to submit it.
  4. After successful submission of the complaint, citizens can also check the complaint status and send the feedback. For checking status and sending feedback they have to visit the same complaint page by following the aforementioned steps.

Visit here to raise complaint-


Tamil Nadu automated PDS also provides an 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
How many types of TNPDS ration cards are available in the state?

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

Who can avail the TNPDS SMS services?

Only the registered citizens are entitled to avail the service.

How can raise a complaint?

Only a registered citizen can raise the complaint.

What are the benefits of a registered user?

A registered user can-
View ration card details
View family member details
View address
View aadhaar no. of family members
View and raise a new grievance
Check entitlements and transaction details
Provide feedback
Make changes in the ration card online whenever required

What if one has a TNPDS ration card but his/her mobile no. is not registered?

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

If a citizen is not interested in taking PDS commodity, what can he do?

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-

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

Family cards 20316257
Beneficiaries 65650199
Aadhaar registered 65463061
Mobile registered 20112120

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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12 thoughts on “TNPDS TN Smart Ration Card status and online apply links

  1. Please let me know where this card number is activated with which shop address. THE CARD NUMBER IS 12G0101910. Please help us to how to get new smart card which the address is being changed.

  2. Sir me naveen hamne online ration card form bhar baya tha fir us dukandar ne hame ek slip di yhe tumara ration card slip control par jakar ration lelena hamne us dukadar se kahi is slip ration mil jayga hme usne kyo nahi milega hamne kahi usse ration us kitab se milta hy fir usne kha control par kitab lele na control hum gaye fir jo control par beta tha hamne use kahi hmari kitab dedo hmne use slip dikhai fir bo khera kitab to de dunga lekin 200 rupay lunga jab dunga fir us dukandar ke pass gaye hmne use kha bo 200rupay mag rha hy fir usne kha kis chij ke 200rupay mag rha hy fir uhne ne kha yeh kitab to mha se free me aati hy jan seva kendra bale hmare ration card bnane ke 5 rupay bhi nahi liye the aao mujhe apna costemar care no dedo me unki sikayad darj kar saku

  3. Any body her me. One dot any one to help me dot is ration card only. Its white card change to green card its possible or not possible any one plz tell me

  4. kindly grand me,new smart card for me quickly….
    applying number 26190722621875 Eral taluk ,kurukattur village, thoothukudi dist

  5. I have added the new member to the ration card through Online Portal around 2 months back. My Family Card number is 01G1134149. Not sure how to check the status. I didn’t get any messages to my registered mobile number. Please let me know the process.

  6. Ration card No.97A0174412 Ariyamangalam Village Family members:Feena Kulandai Theras & 2 persons 21.11.2018 Registered. But Ration card Not issued. Kindly help me.