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Smart Ration Card Tamilnadu

Smart Ration Card Tamilnadu

Smart ration card is a replacement of the regular ration card, which is usually used to supply food grains and other provisions by the government at a subsidized cost to a specific class of people in the society. Ration cards ensure that financially struggling families in a community receive all the necessary provisions for their living. Ration cards also serve as proof of identity and address that is accepted by all other Government departments. With technology and digitization, the Tamilnadu government has started issuing Smart Ration Cards. Tamilnadu Smart Ration Cards are supported with a mobile application that allows the user to know the nearest ration shops and the available provisions. Unlike the regular ration cards where the head of the family is given as husband’s name, the head of the family given in the smart ration card will be the wife’s name.

Converting to Smart Ration Card

The Tamilnadu State Government has launched a new scheme Smart Family Card Scheme by which all ration cards can be converted to smart ration cards. To apply for a smart ration card, follow the steps below. Once approved, the cardholders will receive a PIN to the registered mobile number, and by showing this PIN, they can collect the smart ration card from their nearest distribution centre.

Applying for Smart Ration Cards

The following are the necessary steps to apply for a Smart Ration Card.

Step 1: Log on to the website

The applicant has to visit the official website of Tamilnadu Public Distribution System at http://www.tnpds.gov.in and choose the preferred language.

Step 2: Click on Smart Card Application 

Next, the applicant has to click on the Smart Card Application given under Smart card application services section.

Step 3: Enter the Details

By clicking on that option, the application form opens. The applicant has to enter all the details.

Step 4: Affixing photograph

After entering all the details, the applicant has to affix the photo of the head member of the family. The format can be in png, gif, jpeg, jpg files under 10 KB size.

Step 5: Uploading Residence Proof 

The residence proof can be uploaded in png, gif, jpeg and pdf format. The size of the file should not be more than 100 KB.

Step 6: Click on Submit 

After entering all the details and uploading the files in the correct format, Submit option has to be clicked.

Step 7: Receiving Reference Number

Once submitting the form, a reference number will be received the applicant. This number is also for the purpose of checking the status of the ration card.

Updating Smart Ration Cards

The following are the necessary steps to update a smart ration card.

Step 1: Log on to the website

The applicant has to visit the official website of Tamilnadu Public Distribution System at http://www.tnpds.gov.in and choose the preferred language.

Step 2: Click on the Correction of Details

The applicant has to click on the Correction of Details that is under the Correct Your Smart Card section.

Step 3: Enter the Registered Mobile Number

The applicant then has to enter the registered mobile number to open the correction form.

Step 4: Entering the OTP

An OPT will be sent to the mobile number, and after entering the OTP, the required changes can be made.

Step 5: Affixing photograph

After entering all the details, the applicant has to affix the photo of the head member of the family. The format can be in png, gif, jpeg, jpg files under 10 KB size. Click on Submit option after the completion.

Step 6: Receiving Reference Number

Once submitting the form, a reference number will be received the applicant. This number is also for the purpose of checking the status of the ration card.

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