Ration Card Online- Tamil Nadu

Ration Card Online- Tamil Nadu

Information regarding Ration Card in Tamil Nadu, Application Form, Update Ration Card in Tamil Nadu, Correction, Deletion, Change in Name, Address, Apply For Ration Card in Tamil Nadu available on this page. If you want to Apply New/ Duplicate Ration Card in Tamil Nadu including Including Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Salem, Tirunelveli, Tiruppur, Tiruvallur, Tiruvallur, Thoothukudi, Thanjavur, Tiruvallur and Kanyakumari district, this page contain a lot of information for you.

Ration Card Department in Tamil Nadu –

Department Name- Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection Department
Address- Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department, Ezhilagam, Chennai -600005
Phone No.- 044- 28583222 – 209
Official Website URLwww.consumer.tn.gov.in

Eligibility for Apply Ration Card in Tamil Nadu-

  1. The applicant and his/her family must be Indian citizens.
  2. The applicant and his/her family must be living and cooking separately
  3. The applicant and his/her family must be ordinarily resident in Tamil Nadu
  4. The applicant or his family members must not possess any family card in any State in India
  5. The applicant or any of his/her family members must not be a member in any other family card in Tamil Nadu
  6. The applicant and members of the family must be close relatives

Download Application for Ration Card in Tamil Nadu State-

Applications for the Ration Card will be accepted if it is made in proper format. Application format or forms for the ration card may be downloaded online or can visit this link-

Download Application Form in English – http://www.tn.gov.in/appforms/ration.pdf
Download Application Form In Tamil- http://www.tn.gov.in/tamiltngov/appforms/ration_t.pdf
Download Application format under Tatkal Family Cards- http://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/forms/Resiproof_e_appln_0.pdf
Download Application of Cards for Forest Staff- http://www.consumer.tn.gov.in/pdf/forest_card_appln.pdf

In Chennai Applications with documents should be submitted to the Assistant Commissioner of Civil supplies of the Applicant’s area Zone. In the districts other than Chennai should be contacted to Taluk Supply Officers of the Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department or Assistant Rationing Officers (in Coimbatore city) of area from where applicants belongs.

Necessary Documents To be Enclosed-

After filling the application form in required format, it should be proper signed or thumb impression. List of documents that need to enclose is as-

A. Proof of the applicant’s current residence in Tamil Nadu should be attached with it. Any one document out of following is required as Address proof-

  1. Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC)
  2. Property Tax Payment receipt in case of own house (current year)
  3. Electricity Bill ( Last Month)
  4. Telephone bill (Last Month)
  5. Front page of the Bank Pass Book
  6. Allotment orders in respect of persons residing at houses allotted by Slum Clearance Board
  7. Passport
  8. In case of rented house, Currently valid Tenancy Agreement

B. Surrender Certificate along with relevant family card issued by the card issuing authority if any card is issued in the previous address or Name Deletion Certificate from the parent or guardian family card or Non-inclusion of name Certificate issued by the card issuing authority in the previous address

C. Details of LPG connection, if any, with details of name of consumer in whose name it is registered, consumer number, LPG agency and Oil Company name.

Necessary Documents for Ration Card

Ration Card Procedure in Tamil Nadu-

1. Filled Application form along with the documents should be submitted to the respective offices. A self addressed and stamped postal cover or postcard should be pasted to enable the office to communicate the results to the applicants and mobile number or email addresses should also be filled for sending the status of application to them.

2. After submission of applications, an acknowledgement slip will be given by the authorities to the applicants and this acknowledgement slip will contain the date and time of the application , serial number and date of final disposal and ofifce seal. After that the application form will be sent for the verification.

3. Concerned officer or inspector will inspect the information filled by the applicant. Inspection will be carried out within the 30 days of the submission of applications. In case it is not done within the stipulated time so applicant can talk to Assistant Commissioner or Taluk Supply Officer on this matter.

4. If the verification report found true, then the application will be approved and card will be sent for the printing. Government of Tamil Nadu has fixed the time limit for passing orders on applications for new ration as 60 days from the date of application. After the printing of the ration Card, a post card will be sent to the applicant requesting him to collect the card from the respective office within 15 days.

5. Applicant need to carry Acknowledgement slip with him while collecting the Ration Card or in case of the information found false at the time of verification, a post card specifying rejection reasons will be delivered to the applicant’s address.

6. In case, the head of the family (applicant) is not able to collect the ration card due to any valid reason, the applicant/head of family may send a letter authorizing any other member of the family to collect the family card on his/her behalf.

7. Such a letter must have the signature of the other member of the family attested by the applicant. The person so authorised may collect the card after surrendering the acknowledgement slip issued at the time of submission of the application.

If the detail in application form found fake/false like applicant has mention the false data such as inclusion of family members who are already included in any other family card in Tamil Nadu or elsewhere, does not disclose information on LPG connection etc. then under the section 7 of Essential Commodities Act he would be liable for criminal prosecution and consequent punishment.

Application Fee for Ration Card in Tamil Nadu-

Applicant will be charged Rs. 5/- as fee for the new ration card and this should be paid to the concerned AC or TSO Office.

Types of Ration Card in Tamil Nadu-

Applicants for ration cards are given a card type based on their choice.

All Commodity Ration Cards– It is of green Colour and issued to the cardholders opting for rice as well as all other essential commodities.

Sugar Cards– It is of White colour and will be issued to the cardholders opting for sugar instead of Rice. Cardholders can buy all other essential commodities, except rice

No Commodity Cards- This card is of white colour and issued to the cardholders who do not want any commodity under Public Distribution System.

For Renewal of Family Card in Tamil Nadu-

  1. Go to the Link i.e.
  2. Enter the Ration card Number.
  3. Select the Family Card Type.
  4. Clcik on ” Submit” Option.

After the process, follow the guidelines given on the website. After this, the renewal process will be started by the department, and the Ration Card will be renewed and will be delivered to you with in the prescribed time period.

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Updated: April 11, 2017 — 3:39 pm


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  1. Sir
    My smart card is in the ration shop.Still i have not receive the message code/secret number.But I am receiving all ration purchase bill message.Please help me to get my smart card.

  2. I have to add my number in ration card . I don’t know how to register it on online.. I don’t receive any msg regarding ration purchases.. so please help me to register my num in ration card.

  3. Dear Sir I got my name and my wife name removing certificate from my family card on 28th feb 2017, when I gone to Ration office on 1st of March for applying a New Card,they told yesterday itself the time is over.
    Now I removed my Name and my wife name from the mother family card. Kindly help me to how to apply for a new ration / smart card.

  4. Hi Sir,

    I would like to apply New ration card for myself and my wife!

    Where to submit the filled application?

    We just married!


  5. I have to add my number in ration card . I don’t know how to register it on online.. I don’t receive any msg regarding ration purchases.. so please help me to register my num in ration card.

  6. Dear Sir I want to apply new ration card after my name and wife name deletion in family card.
    I need procedure for apply new ration card.
    Please tell me procedure and Which document proof I have to submit in civil suppliers office in Coimbatore

    1. Dear Sir I want to apply new ration card after my name and wife name deletion in family card.
      I need procedure for apply new ration card.
      Please tell me procedure and Which document proof I have to submit in civil suppliers office in CHENNAI.

      request your help on this regards…..

  7. Dear sir,
    as i am having white card. my ration card no is 02/w/0220773,i would like to change my card to green card.please send me the details.

  8. Hello Sir i got marriage on 2014 . till im not getting new Ration card i dont have child right now its possiable i apply new card

  9. Sir I was past 15years outside from home my ration card used my wife now I would like to enter my mobile no but now processing centre refuse to enter my number so far how I can enter my no please give the right solution

  10. hello sir,
    sir iam having white card where i could not purchase from rice. now i want to convert to green card .i want to rice and sugar ….where should i go to change the card.

  11. I want to renew my ration card through online, kindly update and provide application form for renewal of ration card at the earliest please.

  12. Respected sid/madam I am holding white card no commodity card. Am I required to register my aadhar details and where to register. Please reply me

  13. Sir I want to apply new ration card after my name and wife name deletion in my family card after that procedure tell me sir what is the proof I have to submit in civil suppliers office in hosur

  14. My cousin is married and shifted to Chennai,some ten years ago.But her in laws have not included her name in their ration card because she did not have any ration card before marriage.When they checked to include her name the authorities are asking her to get a letter from Andhra saying that she does not posses Ration card.As no one is there now in her mother’s place,she cant get any letter from there.How to include her name and her daughter name in the in laws ration card.Please help.
    Thank you

  15. K Muthukaruppan, 11B Maaruthi Emerald, Rajalakshmi Avenue, Kurinji Nagar, Perungudi, Chennai – 600096.

    My Ration Card Details: 02/W/0164744 778 Kanchi Makkal Angadi, Perungudi – III, KD 202.

    In our Ration shop the In-charge is not able to view our ration card details in computer and hence he refuses to supply materials. As I am employed and In Sholinganallur PDS office there is heavy crowd, I am not able to attend to the rectification of this situation. Please help me to sort out this issue.

  16. HELLO SIR:


  17. You want to surrender the white card and apply for green card.. Note. You want to attach white card xerox and orginal in New application form

  18. madam u nedd to apply with ur local corporation office with ur apllication form and documents

  19. My mother was sick for a long period at my native place. Due to sick, I was taken to my mother where I live. More than one year and eight month I was taken her for treatment to all over Tamil Nadu. But end in vein. My mother died on 03 Aug 2016. I searched my mother’s Ration Card in my native place, but it still not traceable. So I want to get duplicate Ration Card for my younger brother marriage to be held shortly. It will be given to concern authority for proof of my brother is in Ration Card list. So please advice me to how I can get duplicate Ration Card.

  20. Sir my family card adhaar number already attached. But now my family card concealed. Clearance sir

    1. If you not buy any thing in ration shop three months… the card will be cancelled… You want go taluk office/corporation office and get sign and show to the ration shop…


    Respected sir/madam,
    we are unable to register aadhar card with our ration card ,so please kindly guide us how to register our ration card with aadhar card
    with regards
    E.Dhatchayani Sangeetha

  22. Past 12 years I’m living separately from my family & they departed from me being in unknown place.my status in under the poverty line. Aged 58. Can I have a ration card or new smart card.?

  23. Sir my ration card no is 02/G/03/04559 and card address show as 8/63-4,
    Mahalakshmi koil Street Chennai only and not mention village name and pin code
    so that i am not use to address prof so kindly include full address detail in my ration card ” 8/63-4, Mahalakshmi koil Street, NAZRETHPURAM,St.Thomas Mount, CHENNAI- 600016.

  24. We have an existing ration card. While linking aadhar card with ration card number, it got registered at EP060 ration shop instead of EP065. So i contacted the customer care 1967 and reported my query. They have deleted my details at incorrect shop and asked me to re-apply in the right ration shop. I also went to nearest TSO office regarding this issue, they also said that ‘we have done the changes and you can re-apply at your regular ration shop’. But when i tried applying at that ration shop, i couldn’t do linking of aadhar at EP065 shop. So please help for the needy.

  25. Hi Sir,
    I have linked my Aadhar card to family card but not linked my wifes aadhar card. When we checked the ration shop. He said the last date is over. I tried to link through smart phone app. The problem here is the mobile number registered in the family card is not active. When i checked with the shop keeper about how to change the mobile number or how can i link my wife’s aadhar card. He has no answer for that. So please advise how to proceed further.

  26. Dear Sir,madam,

    i will apply the new ration on 8/12/2015 my application number 1901/15
    still not respons in our side

    1. You go to taluk office and ask ur ration card application’s ELCOT number.
      If they assign ELCOT number …your card come soon

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