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How to check TNPDS Tamil Nadu smart ration card status online:

TNPDS has introduced a smart ration card in Tamil Nadu. It is converting all the existing ration cards to smart cards. You can change your ration card to a smart card at the official website

On the website, you can also check TamilNadu smart ration card status online. To check the status, you just need to enter the reference number of your smart cart. In this way, the Tamil Nadu government wants to control the ration system.

Once you are done with the application procedure, you will get the reference number to your mobile number.

Implementing the smart card system is a major step of the Tamil Nadu government towards digitization. Now all the Tamil Nadu citizens will get their ration through smart cards. You can apply for the smart card through the online procedure only. There is no offline procedure for this.

Procedure to check the status of smart ration card application:

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tnpds smart ration card status
  • Go to the official website of Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System. Click here
  • Initially, the page loads in the Tamil language.
  • If you want to change to the English language, select English on the top right of the website.
  • Then click on the link “Smart Card Application Status.


  • The smart card application status page will open, there you have to enter your reference number.
  • Then click on submit button.
  • After submitting the reference number, your smart card status will be shown.

Smart Ration card Registration:

The existing ration cardholders can easily apply for the smart card online. You can go through the following procedure to register for the smart card.

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  • Go to the official website of Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System
  • On the right side of the site, you will find a link to “Smart Card Application.”
  • Click on that link. It opens a smart card application page.
  • Choose the option New Smart Card Application.
  • First, enter the details of the head of the family.
  • Also, enter the address details without any mistakes.
  • Then upload a photo. It must not exceed 20 kb in size.
  • After that, click on ‘Add Member’ and enter the rest of the family members’ details.
  • Then next, select your card type, upload any address proof.
  • Next, select the checkbox if you have a gas connection.
  • Fill in the details of your gas connection.
  • Finally, select the declaration checkbox and submit the form.

Edit or Update TNPDS smart ration card details:

If you want to add or remove the family member or change the address or cancel your card then, you can update or edit your TNPDS smart card at any time.
  • Go to the official website of Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System
  • Click on the link for correction of details. Then a login page opens up.
  • Enter the mobile number which you have given at the time of registration and submit it
  • You will receive an OTP. Enter that OTP.
  • Next, enter the details of the candidate which you need to edit.
  • Along with the candidate details, you need to upload supporting documents.
  • You can also upload a photo proof. it must be in jpeg, png, or gif format
  • Finally, click on the submit button to submit the details.
  • After successful submission of the correction request, you will receive a reference number.
  • With the help of that reference number, you can track your card status through the TNPDS service request status.

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