How to Add or Remove Members Smart Card Online?

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Add or Remove Members Smart Card Online:

The government of Tamil Nadu started to replace the old ration card with a smart card system. The old ration cards are automatically converted to smart cards by the Tamil Nadu government. Here in this article, we can know how to add a name to the ration card.

Existence ration cards will receive a PIN to their mobile number, and they can collect from a nearby distribution center by showing the old ration card or SMS. Here is the procedure on how to add/remove members in the Smart Card-Ration card on the TNDPS website.

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Add or remove members to Smart card using TNPDS.

  • To add/remove the name in the ration card, visit the official TNPDS website click here.
  • On the right side of the home page, under the useful links, click on “Card Related Service Request.”
  • On clicking that link, you will get three options like
  1. Add a new family member.
  2. Remove family member
  3. Address change
  • Choose the option appropriate to the task you are going to perform.
    1. How to Add Name in ration card:

    Select the option to add a new family member and fill the form with the correct details. Upload all the required documents and click the submit button On TNPDS.

    1. Remove family member on Smartcard:

    To remove a family member, select remove the family member and click on submit.

    1. Address change in Smartcard:

    Select address change, fill in all the details of a new address, upload the required documents, and click “submit.”

    Note: Keep the reference number provided to track your details. Upload the required document proofs in the form of PNG, JPG, or GIF format, and the file size should be more than 2 MB.

    ADD OR REMOVE MEMBERS IN SMARTCARD TNPDS or add name in ration card


Documents Required

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Tax receipt
  • Gas Consumer card
  • Telephone Bill
  • Electric Bill
  • Rent agreement for Tenants
  • Slum Clearance Board Allotment
  • House Document
  • Driving License
  • Bank Passbook
  • PAN Card
  • Postal Department ID Card
  • Housing Board Documents



54 thoughts on “How to Add or Remove Members Smart Card Online?”

  1. i tried to remove one of my family member using the above link. But unable to find button from which I upload supporting documents for removal

  2. For removing family member from smart card what are list of certificate to remove from existing smart card and apply for new one

  3. Sir,
    I would like to add my card for requirement of rice. I am not able to find the required link.
    Request you to guide me accordingly.
    My Mobile No. 9840850933

    • I think its mandatory. I have requested for name removal of me and it has been rejected with the reason gas book not attached. But when I inquired on gas Agency to get the new connection they are asking for Ration Card, So to apply new Smart ration card for us. They have rejected my request for removing my name. what to do now?

      • for getting new gas connection you can give rental agreement or electricity bill or any post paid bills like internet or telephone bill. document are only for address proof.

  4. Mother name as not be add in Tamilnadu smart ration card. But Father name is add in Tamilnadu smart ration card , So How to Add Child name in Tamilnadu smart ration card With out Mother name.

  5. I tried to remove my name for a new card with my wife and child , I gave the tax receipt as a proof but t.nagar officer rejected and I called and enquired , he is expecting something whom to complaint

  6. Dear sir / madam,
    I applied for ration card name removal from my old card , as myself and my wife are settled in my village in sivagangai. I submitted my house tax receipt as proof which is mentioned in your site but the officer in t.nagar rejected my application three times ,first time asking my marriage certificate, second time gas bill ,third time bank book but every time he is demanding something but no proper answers.I don’t know how to live my life as ration card is basic necessity and every government office ask for it.
    Kindly help me to get my ration card please.

  7. We have applied to remove my husband name in his family ration card, sine we got married, raised the request Feb 2020 at Tambaram. We went more than 3 times always they are saying verification team will come and confirm then only name will remove ..but no one till turned for verify…so much time we have visited Tambaram office there is no response. Why it took a this much time for removing name it’self then how come we get new ration card..really bad response from them. Plz help us whome should we contact…

  8. Sir We are Having Smart Card from 2018 onwards Now I am Trying to Add My Child in Smart Card. But we dont have any messages from pds so my mobile number also not inserted.what is the way to add my child or how to know which mobile number is entered for pds.

  9. I don’t have my marriage certificate to remove my name in ration card what other documents can I submit to remove my name from smart card. Give some suggestion

  10. Hi,

    i remove my name in smart card but miss to download the removal certificate.
    i apply a new smart card they required a removal certificate. how to get certificate pls help me

    Ganesh Kumar

    • Go to your nearby ration shop and ask for the mobile number. They will give first 2 numbers and last 2 numbers of the mobile number which is registered in smart card.
      Orelse call tollfree number 18004255901

  11. ஸ்மார்ட் கார்டில் நாம் பதிவு செய்து உள்ள செல் எண்கள்
    நமது அனுமதி இன்றி மாற்றப்
    படுகிறது. திருவாரூர் வட்ட
    வழங்கல் அலுவலகத்தில் மனு செய்தால் பதிவு செய்ய
    மறுக்கிறார்கள். நான்கு மாத
    காலமாக எனக்கு SMS வருவதில்லை. இதற்கு முடிவு
    தான் என்ன? திருவாரூர் வட்ட
    வழங்கல் அலுவலத்தில் பதிவு
    தபால் மூலம் மனு செய்தும்
    எனது மொபைல் எண் பதிவு
    செய்யப்பட்ட வில்லை. இதற்கு முடிவுதான் என்ன?
    M. பிரபாகரன்.
    கீழகாவது குடி. திருவாரூர்.

  12. அய்யா,
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    ஸ்மார்ட் கார் எண்
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    தெரியாமல் 10/04/2020 தேதி பின் மாற்றப்பட்டுள்ளது
    திருவாரூர் வட்ட வழங்கல்
    அலுவலகத்தில் பலமுறை
    அணுகியும் பதிவு தபால் மூலம் இது வரை மொபைல் எண் பதிவு செய்ய படவில்லை 10/04/2020இல்
    மொபைல் எண் 9442141005
    மூலம் கோவிட் நிவாரண
    தொகையை வீட்டு கொடுத்து
    tnpds. org. in இல் பதிவு
    செய்தேன். எனது மொபைல்
    எண் அமலில் இருந்ததற்க்கு
    இதுவே ஆதாரம். எனது
    மொபைல் எண் பதிவு செய்ய
    இனி என்ன செய்ய வேண்டும். கோவிட் நிவாரணம் ரூ. 1000/-ஐ விட்டு
    கொடுத்த பதிவு செய்ததர்கு
    இது தண்டனையா?
    வருத்தத்துடன் வேதனையை
    M. பிரபாகரன். கீழகாவது குடி
    திருவாரூர் வட்டம்.
    திருவாரூர் மாவட்டம்

  13. இது வரை என் மொபைல் எண் ஸ்மார்ட் கார்டில் பதிவு செய்யப்படவில்லை.

  14. 9442141005
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    tnpds பணியும்மனித நேயமும்
    பாராட்ட தக்கது

  15. I applied to remove my name from my Father smart card to apply new one for me. How many days will it take to effect , so that i can apply for new card???
    I tried to apply new one , but still it says ” your Aadhar linked to other card”
    Please advise…

  16. Dear Admin,

    Name remove request rejected twice by saying “want separate address proof”. I have attached marriage invitation along with Aadhar proof. Can you please advise what are the other supporting documents can I upload to remove.

  17. அன்புள்ள நிர்வாகி,

    “தனி முகவரி ஆதாரம் வேண்டும்” என்று கூறி இரண்டு முறை நிராகரிக்கப்பட்ட கோரிக்கையை பெயர் நீக்கு. நான் திருமண அழைப்பிதழை ஆதார் ஆதாரத்துடன் இணைத்துள்ளேன். அகற்றுவதற்கு நான் பதிவேற்றக்கூடிய பிற துணை ஆவணங்கள் என்ன என்பதை தயவுசெய்து அறிவுறுத்த முடியுமா?

  18. I applied to remove my name from my Father smart card to apply new one for me. How many days will it take to effect? please advise. we have to apply for new one.

  19. I have applied for Name Removal Request on 13th of October and the application number is “02201013793047”. I have also uploaded Gas Bill, Marriage certificate and provided aadhar informatin also but no progress. Can you please help to process my application?

  20. நான் எனது மகன் பெயர் இணைத்தேன் . அதை card க எப்படி கிடைக்கும்.

  21. After marriage my father removed my name from ration card & Before getting the certificate for name deletion ,the system of Smart card has been started & my father received it but I didn’t get any name deletion certificate.
    It’s been 5yrs now am not able to add my name in ration card without the name deletion certificate.
    Kindly help me with this issue.
    Name deleted in TamilNadu & wanted to add my name in ration card in Maharashtra state.

  22. After adding a new member to ration card, do we receive new ration card with new member name on it or we can use old card without hurdle.

    Kindly clarify

  23. I tried to add my wife name in ration card through taluk office. After few days I’m getting a notification that request is rejected.

  24. sister got married and settled in chennai , want to remove sister name from old card what are all documents needed ( orginal or xerox copy)

  25. Hai ,
    I have successfully removed my name. because of newly married , i tried to apply for a new card. but its showing error like,” your aadhar number is attached with another one smart card” . kindly work out this error and do the needfull.

  26. I have successfully removed my name. because of newly married , i tried to apply for a new card. but its showing error like,” your aadhar number is attached with another one smart card” . kindly work out this error and do the needfull.

  27. Hi
    I Need to apply for a new ration card. But I didn’t remove my name in my parents ration card. So do I have to remove my y name first? Or shall I apply a new one directly?

  28. Hi ,
    I have requested to remove my name. because I am married, Still my name not removed. I have applied 2 months before. i tried to apply for a new card. but it’s showing errors like,” your aadhar number is attached with another one smart card”. how to remove and apply new card

  29. Hi,
    I’m leaving in housing board I’m trying to apply new ration card for past one year, but not able to do,I have adhadar card,owners agreement and gas bill in my address but still I’m not able to apply smart card they rejecting my proofs.

  30. Hello Sir
    I applied for a new ration card through online & I added me as head of family and my wife as member, but when I download the application my wife name is not shown, can I re apply or tell me how to add her name again


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