How to Link a Mobile Number to Ration Card Tamil Nadu?

The Tamil Nadu Electronic Public Distribution System ( was introduced by the Tamil Nadu state government to move the working system from manual to automatic. Tamil Nadu people get information on applying for smart cards, changing from old ration cards to smart cards, and checking the ration card status. People have to link a mobile number to a ration card for updates from TNEPDS.

Official Website of TNEPDS
  • There are three types of ration cards depending on the category of citizens of Tamil Nadu.
  • Light Green cardholders get rice and other commodities from the Fair Price Shops (FPS), and Antyodaya Anna Yojana cardholders are included.
  • White cardholders will get an extra 3 kg of sugar on the prescribed quota.
  • Khaki cardholders are police personnel.

Linking Mobile Number to Ration Card in Tamil Nadu

Now people can register and link a mobile number to ration cards online through’s official website. This article provided information on linking the phone number to the ration card. Nowadays, phone numbers are also linking with smart ration cards as linking Aadhaar cards.

As we know, the Aadhaar card linked with the ration card is done to get the commodities at subsidized prices. Supreme Court announced that Aadhaar is not mandatory to avail of the benefits.

  • Visit the official website of
  • We found a notice on the home page regarding the mobile link number to the ration card.
Link Mobile Number to Ration Card
  • In that notice, the users who want to add a mobile number to ration card or SMS services and phone number not registered must contact the helpdesk numbers 1967/1800-425-5901.
  • People having smart cards can know all the details of the ration card.
  • They can check the transactions and balances of commodities left.
  • People can see all the family details.
  • Users with the registered mobile number can easily download and install tnpds/tnepds into their mobiles.
  • Users can edit the details by adding or linking the mobile number, like adding or removing family members, changing the address, and changing the family head name online.
  • The users can also know the weight and price of each commodity spent.

SMS services for the Registered Mobile Users

  • To know the availability of commodities at the ration shop, send an SMS to PDS space 101
  • Send an SMS to know the status of the ration shop, whether Open/Close, PDS space 102
  • To raise complaints about billing, send SMS, PDS space 107
  • According to their wish from the registered number, users can also send an SMS to 9980904040 for any necessary query.

29 thoughts on “How to Link a Mobile Number to Ration Card Tamil Nadu?”

  1. I have submitted the mobile number change request form on 9th December 2020 but still there is no update on my requests. How long does it take for change in mobile number request??

  2. I have submitted a form for linking mobile number with ration card on 2020 Dec 14 but . The mobile number not update …..kindly requested you to consider all people …. without linking mobile number cannot remove new married person from card.

  3. I have submitted the mobile number change request form on 30th January 2021@ Nilakottai (Tk) ,Dindigul (Dt) but still there is no update on my requests. How long does it take for change in mobile number request??

  4. I have submitted a request letter to Vandavasi Tahsildar office on 16-Dec-2020. but not changed the new phone number. After that i have visited again in Jan-21 they said the same letter sent to Tiruvannamalai head quarter office but so far not change the phone number. My farther also died on 13th Mar-2020 i have the death certificate also and i need change the smart card in my name.

    My farther old phone number Aircell now not working (9941373044)
    Kindly change update new phone number 9150793280 at the earleist.

    Thanks and regards


  5. Dear sir
    My name is k.neelakandan. my smart card no is 333044956098. I had given request to TSO Cheyyur tahsildar office 5 months back. Still no response. Please add my mobile no 9943118543. Thanks.

  6. How to link my mother phone number in ration card?
    Already I linked phone number to ration card but now it’s not working

  7. Sir good evening
    My phone number is missing so I submit in sankarapuram thaluk office before 3 months later no response pls add my number
    Ration no.333180917018
    Aadhar no 975019645812

    AADHAR NUMBER 816725731791
    OLD MOBILE NUMBER 9443515432
    NEW NUMBER 9677076419

  9. Website shall be in English that those don’t know tamil having ration card can apply for transfer their ration card or remove name from ration card etc. Online.


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