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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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Download Ration Card Application Form

Updated: September 18, 2016 — 1:19 pm


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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  4. 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.?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Hi sir ,
    I got married on Dec 27 2015 , I wanna remove my name from my father’s ration card and add it with my husband family ration card . more over my Aadhar card is linked with my father’s ration card. How to remove my name . Please help me..


  10. I am Senthil vadivu, I got marriage in 2008. But till now I am not applied for new ration card. Can you tel me how to apply for new card and marriage certificate is essential for that.

  11. This complaint may be forwarded to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.
    My ration card no 02W0164481.Shop no 02JC023SC. Today ( 15-11-2016 ) my son went to the shop to purchase ration .He was permited to buy 5 kg sugar and he was asked to pay Rs 70 /=.He was informed that other items are not available .Bill was not given .
    Thanks to the present system , after linking the Aadhaar card and mobile no , I received the following message . PDS bill no 2016111509448015616 , items 5 kg sugar 67.50, 1 kg urar dhal 30.00 , 1 kg tour dhall 30.00 , 1 lit farm oil 25.00 total Rs 152.50.
    Hence the shop incharge has collected RS 2.50 extra for sugar purchased by me and made a fraudulant bill in my name and took the other items for selling outside.He may be doing the same thing with others also.
    Hence please take necessary action immediately .My complaint may kindly be acknowledged .

  12. We had a ration card but we got separated it . Bought the slip when we seperated but we lost the slip now.Can u pls tel me how to apply the new ration card and what are the procedures
    .pls kindly help me sir

  13. C.Sasikalachidarthan

    i got married on 2010 till now im not getting ration card. can you please tellme how to apply new ration card in online or directly go to the office get the form. pls kindly tell me sir.

    thanks and regards


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

  14. Sir, I have a white card, where i could not purchase any material from Ration.
    I want to change this to Green Card. What is the procedure.

    1. 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

  15. SIR, I am having white card where i could not purchase any thing from ration. Now I want to convert to Green Card. I want Sugar and rice. where should i go and contact to change the card.

    1. 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.

  16. i will apply for before one year but no repaly other said very bad.

  17. Hello sir/madam
    I did apply my ration card on January 2016 I got completed enquiry also but still i haven get my ration card . R.Saravanan, no.129A. Javuli street. Kulamangalam. Orathanadu T.k. Thanjavur D.t . Tamil nadu . Pin 614019.

  18. please fix the renewal form server,i have been checking for a week,but the server wasn’t working.

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