How to Check TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status Online?

Here, you can learn how to check the status of the TNPDS smart ration card. The Tamil Nadu government is issuing the smart card instead of the old ration card. The TN government will automatically convert the old ration cards to smart cards. The TNPDS website provides all the information about smart cards. You can check TN Smart Card’s latest notifications and changes on the website. You can also get support at the official web portal.

NameSmart Ration Card
Beneficiaries nResidents of Tamil Nadu
Launched byTamil Nadu PDS
DepartmentFood Supply and Consumer Protection
Smart Ration CardOfficial Website
ObjectiveDistribution Of Ration Card

Required Documents for Smart Ration Card

These are the required documents.

TNPDS Smart Ration Card Types

There are four types of ration cards distributed mainly by the state government.

  • Light Green
  • White cards
  • No commodity cards
  • Khaki cards

How to check Smart ration card status online in Tamilnadu

You can check the status of your smart card and apply for a change of details in your smart card through the Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System Official Web Portal.

Step 1:

First, go to the official website of TNPDS, then click on the smart card application status, which is on the top right of the web page.

smart card status
smart card status

Step 2:

Now enter your reference number, which is given at registration. Now, update or correct and submit the number.


Smart Card Application Services

To check the status of your smart card, enter the reference number given at the time of registration. Then click on the submit button. The status of your smart card will be displayed on the webpage.


You can download the Tamil Nadu Tnpds App Mobile Application on Android phones from Google Play Store and iOS Apple Store; through this Tnpds App, you can also apply to make a new ration card.

TNPDS Smart Ration Card Register Compliant

  • Go to the TNPDS official website.
  • Click on the “Register a Complaint.”
  • A new page will open, where you must write related information and the problem in 5000 characters.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • As soon as you submit, you can see a reference number here and keep it in the future.
  • This number will also allow you to check the status of your application in the future.

Tnpds Help Desk

  • Toll-free number: 1967 or 1800-425-5901
  • Email Support:

Send the code to 9773904050 from the registered mobile number. Short Code Description:

  • PDS <Space> 101 – Item Details at Fair Price Store
  • PDS <Space> 102 – Fair Price Outlet (Opened / Closed)
  • PDS <Space> 107 – for a complaint about the payment amount


How can I check my TNPDS smart card status?

You must visit and click the TNPDS Smart Card Status Link on the right. After that, use your registered Mobile number and enter the Password to complete the login.

What is a TNPDS smart card?

Provide free ration to beneficiaries.

How do you apply for a thoughtful card online in Tamil Nadu?

Go to the Official Page of the Tamilnadu Public Distribution System

How long will it take to print a smart card in Tamil Nadu?

 It usually takes only 15 to 30 days for the entire process of verification and issuance of the ration card.

What are the required documents for the Tnpds smart ration card?

Aadhar Card, PAN card, Recent Size Photography Pass, Bank passbook
Caste/Category certificate, Income certificate, Electricity bill

22 thoughts on “How to Check TNPDS Smart Ration Card Status Online?”

  1. Sir/ Madam
    My application number is 02210508495036. Please do needful to grt my smart card as soon as possible sir

  2. Good morning sir/ madem this my application number 02210503398009 please help me when i will get the my smart card as soon as possible sir please help me sir

  3. My application number is 02210405102148. Please update me when I can receive the smart card. I applied on 5th April 2021.
    Kindly do needful to get my smart card as soon as possible.

  4. Dear sir/madam,
    My acknowledgement number is 02210125581078. I was applied for tnpds name removal on 25th January 2021.yet my name is not removed from my parents smart card as well as I visit more then 5 times directly to our zonal office.they are not responding properly.still my name was not removed. kindly do the needful as soon as possible hope you will do it…

  5. you have write a letter to civil supplies officer and give it at your taluk office. it will take around 10 days t get changed

  6. Really you people are working for welfare of the people of Tamilnadu. I applied rationcard on 8th May ,till the day no response.

  7. என்னுடைய அப்ளிகேஷன் எண். 02210707164989.
    என்னுடைய ஸ்மார்ட் கார்டில் பெயர் நீக்கம் செய்ய கடந்த ஜூலை 7ஆம் தேதி 2021ஆன் லைனில் பெயர் நீக்கம் செய்து இருந்தேன். பெயர் நீக்கம் ஏற்கப்படவில்லை. சேப்பாக்கத்தில் உள்ள ரேஷன் ஆபீஸ் இல் ஆன்லைனில் பெயர் நீக்கம் செய்யப்பட்ட அப்ளிகேஷனை கொடுத்து ஒரு வாரத்துக்கு மேல் ஆகிறது ஆனாலும் என்னுடைய பெயர் நீக்கப்பட வில்லை தயவு செய்து என்னுடைய பெயர் நீக்கம் செய்ய உதவி செய்யுமாறு பணிவுடன் கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறேன் ஐயா. எனக்கு திருமணம் ஆகி 5 வருடம் ஆகிறது ரேஷன் அட்டை வாங்குவதற்கு உதவுமாறு கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறேன் ஐயா.


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