The ration card is an official document which is issued by the respective state governments. The households which fall under a certain category which is eligible for purchasing food grains at subsidised rates through the Public Distribution System or PDS which comes under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). A ration card or a family card is issued on the basis of number of members in a family. The type of the ration card issued to a family also determines the amount of rationed goods that they are entitled to.
You can check the Ration Card list of Tamil Nadu for the year 2020, by following the instructions mentioned below:
The eligibility criteria for ration cards in Tamil Nadu can be summed up as follows:
In addition to a duly filled up application form, the other documents required to apply for a ration card in the state of Tamil Nadu can be summed up as follows:
An applicant can follow the steps mentioned below to apply for a smart ration card in Tamil Nadu:
An applicant will have to follow the steps mentioned below to check the status of their ration card application in Tamil Nadu.
The smart ration cards which are issued by the state government will be available on the official TNPDS website. An applicant can use the website to download the smart ration card from the website itself. A user has to follow the steps mentioned below to download the ration card:
The Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System or TNPDS website allows its users to make corrections to their ration cards online. In order to make changes to a ration card, the user of the portal will be required to follow the steps mentioned below:
Yes, you can simply visit the official TNPDS website and make a fresh application to add a member to your family card.
The time required to issue and deliver a new ration card is around 15 to 30 days. Once the application form is duly filled up and submitted, it goes through the approval process after which the ration card is issued.
Yes, you will have a pay a fee of Rs.5 which has been prescribed by the Tamil Nadu state government for the application of a new ration card. This amount has to be paid to the AC or TSO office which is concerned to your locality.
As mentioned earlier, it usually takes only 15 to 30 days for the entire process of verification and issuance of the ration card. However, if it has been past 30 days and you have not received any communication yet, you can directly get in touch with the Assistant Commissioner or Taluk Supply Officer of your area and find out the reasons for the delay.
If the ration card application put forward by you is rejected, you can get in touch with the -
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