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TNPDS Mobile App/Apply New Ration Card & Application Status : Linking of Aadhaar Number

Organization : Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection Department
Service Name : TNPDS Mobile App/Apply New Ration Card & Application Status
Applicable State : Tamil Nadu
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TNPDS Mobile App /Apply Ration Card & Check Status

The Ration Cards are issued to the Beneficiaries based on the Government rules, and is eligible only for Indian citizens.

Related / Similar Service : Christian/Hindu Marriage Registration

TNPDS Mobile App

** Mobile App for Ration Card Holders in the State of Tamil Nadu. Linking of Aadhaar number in ration card has been enabled through Mobile app and website.

** Tamil Nadu Government decides to automate PDS Operations – moving from Manual to Automated. Improved Consumer Online Services – Public Portal, Mobile App, SMS, Call Center, eMail

How To Get App :
Go to the home page click on the Mobile App Download Option in Home page.

Steps :
Step 1 : Enter the OTP Number
Step 2 : click on login button to access the Mobile APP.

Apply For New Ration Card

The Ration Cards are issued to the Beneficiaries based on the Government rules, and is eligible only for Indian citizens. Please ensure that you fulfill the Eligibility Criteria (Nationality etc) for applying New Ration Card

Application Procedure

** To apply for the New Ration card, click above “Apply New Card” Button

Apply Online New Ration Card
Apply Offline New Ration Card

** Enter Applicant Name, Father / Husband name, Location details in both English and Tamil Language
** To upload the Photo of the Family Head, select “Choose file” Button
** Button and select the photo from the appropriate Folder in the System and click “Upload” Button
** The Uploaded image file format should be in .png, .gif & .jpg and should not exceed 2 MB

** Select the District, Taluk and Village Names from select boxes

Details Of Family Members :
** Enter the details of the Family Head and the Family Members, by clicking “Add Member” Button in the Details of the Family Members Section
** The details about the Family Head are to be filled first.
** Enter the Details of Family Member (Name in English and Tamil, Date of Birth, Sex, Nationality, Relation, Profession, Monthly Income, Election ID Card Number, Aadhaar Number)

Enclosed Documents :
** To upload the Enclosed Document, select “Choose file” Button and select the document name from the appropriate Folder in the System and click “Upload” Button in the Enclosed Documents Section

** To upload the Proof Document, select the “Choose file” Button in the Proof of residence Section Button and select the document name from the appropriate folder in the System and click “Upload” Button in the Proof of residence Section

** The Uploaded document format should be in .pdf, .doc & .docx and should not exceed 2 MB

Proof of Residence :
** Select any one document for Proof of residence (Electricity Bill, Telephone Bill, Voter Identity Card, Front page of pass book, Property Tax in case of own house, Slum clearance board allotment order)

** Button and select the document name from the appropriate folder in the System and click “Upload” Button in the Proof of residence Section
** The Uploaded document format should be in .pdf, .doc & .docx and should not exceed 2 MB

** Select the Type of Card (AAY Card, Blue Card (B), Green Card (G), Khaki Card (K), LOF AAY Card (L), LOF Green Card (O), LOF Sugar Card (F), No Commodity Card (N), Prison Card (P), Sugar Card and Tatkal Card (T))

Gas Connection Details :
If there is a Gas Connection, click Gas Connection Section

Enter the following Gas connection details:
** Select the Name of the person in whose name connection is registered
** Select the Name of the Oil Company
** Enter the LPG Number
** Enter the Name of the Gas Agency
** Select the Number of Cylinders

If the Applicant has Second Gas Connection, Enter the details in the CONNECTION 2 Section.

** To Acknowledge entered details, click in the Certificate Section
** To submit the entered values, click “Register” button in the Application Form
** After Registering the Application you will receive Reference Number

Eligibility & Procedure

Eligibility & Procedure To Apply For A New Ration Card. The following rules apply for getting a new ration card

Who are eligible to get a new and separate family card ?
** The applicant and his/her family must be Indian citizens
** The applicant and his/her family must be living and cooking separately
** The applicant and his/her family must be ordinarily resident in Tamil Nadu
** The applicant or his family members must not possess any family card in any State in India
** The applicant or any of his/her family members must not be a member in any other family card in Tamil Nadu
** The applicant and members of the family must be close relatives

Is there any fee for a new ration card?
** Government of Tamil Nadu have prescribed Rs 5 as the fee for a new ration card. This amount has to be paid to the AC or TSO office concerned

** Applicants are requested NOT to pay any bribes to any staff or antisocial elements (brokers). Any such requests may be reported to this office by email to the Commissioner, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection..

Track Ration Card Status

To know your Application Status Keep your Reference Number ready

For Your Information :
To know your current status, Please Enter the Reference Number received at the time of Registration

Instructions :
* Mentioned required fields
Step 1 : Reference Number – Enter Valid Reference Number
Step 2 : Click on submit button.

Note :
We have sent a Ref. number to your Registered mobile number while registering a card. Kindly Contact Helpline for more Information

PDS Service Request Application

Provide Related information for PDS Service Request

Card Related Service Request :
** Add Member
** Remove Member
** Apply Duplicate Card
** Change of Address
** Card Type Change
** Change of Cylinder
** Card Blocking
** Card Unblocking
** Family Member Details Change
** Family Head Member Change
** Card Surrender
** Change of Photo

Registered User

* Mentioned required fields
Please enter Your 10 digit mobile number which was registered with your Ration Card and click “Submit”. You will be directed to Captcha field. After validating the Captcha, You will receive One Time Password immediately.

Steps :
Step 1 : Enter Mobile Number *
Step 2 : Enter Captcha Code Type the number displayed above *
Step 3 : Click on submit button.

SMS Services

SMS the code to 9980904040 from Registered Mobile Number
SMS Code Description :
** PDS <space> 101 – Availability of Commodity at Ration Shop
** PDS <space> 102 – Status of Ration Shop (Open / Close)
** PDS <space> 107 – Complaints about Billing


1. What are the activities carried out by the Government of Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department towards Consumer Education?
** Operating a State level Consumer Information Centre
** Conducting Consumer Education programmes through AIR, TV and print media

** Spreading awareness among children through formation and promotion of consumer clubs in Educational Institutions
** Regular conducting of seminars, workshops and interactions with Voluntary Consumer Organizations, Service providers stake holders on consumer issues

2. What are the functions of the Consumer Clubs in schools / colleges?
Consumer Clubs have to be activated through some structured activities. Active Consumer Clubs may go beyond this and also take up innovative activities.

The following basic structure of functioning is recommended :
** Monthly meetings and demonstrations for one hour after school hours on the First Thursday of each month. Each month a topic / activity may be scheduled as in the model calendar.

** Days of National and International importance to consumers may be celebrated in the School / College. Poster / Speech / Essay competitions can be organized at school level by the Consumer Club.

3. Who can make complaint?
** A consumer as defined under Consumer Protection Act, 1986
** A registered Voluntary Consumer Association
** Central Government
** State Government / Union Territory
** One or more consumers representing numerous consumers having the same interest.

4. When the complaints can be made?
A complaint may be made in writing under the following circumstances :
** Loss or damage is caused to the consumer due to unfair trade practice of a trader.
** If the article purchased by a consumer is defective.
** If the services availed of by a consumer suffer from any deficiency.

** When the price paid by a consumer is in excess of the price displayed on the goods or when the price is in excess of the price fixed under any law in force.
** Goods, which will be hazardous to life and safety, when used are being offered for sale to the public in contravention of the provisions of any law.

5. Where to obtain further details regarding Consumer Protection?
** Through website in,
** You may contact your District Collector and the Chairman, District Consumer Protection Council and also the Voluntary Consumer Organization of locality with valid reputation

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