TNPDS Smart Ration Card 2023 Apply Online @

By: InfoTechies | Last updated: Jan 11th, 2023 at 9:27am


TNPDS Smart Ration Card 2023 schemes @ Apply Online, Check Status: Last few years, the Narendra Modi government is moving towards digitizing government schemes. The facilities provided to the general public are being digitized to bring transparency to the system.

State governments have started showing interest in digitized facilities. Tamil Nadu State Government has taken initiative and started the scheme to digitize the ration card. Tamil Nadu is the first state in the country to start this scheme. Chief Minister Sh. M.K. Stalin has become an example for other states by initiating the digitalization of the TN PDS Ration Card 2023. The scheme of digitalization of the Ration Card was announced in 2022.


Scheme NameTNPDS Smart Card
Initiated ByPublic Distribution System
BeneficiariesCitizens of Tamil Nadu
Registration ModeOnline
AimDigitalization of Ration Card

TNPDS Smart Ration Card Scheme Objectives

  • To reduce hunger and starvation in Tamil Nadu.
  • To protect citizens from the effects of rising prices of essential commodities.
  • Providing economical domestic fuel like kerosene.
  • Ensuring easy access to fair-price shops by the cardholders.
  • Ensuring affordable prices of essential commodities for the poorest.
  • To ensure the availability of essential commodities at the right time every month.

Types of TNPDS Ration Cards in Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, Five types of ration cards are issued to the citizens through which they can buy essential commodities from authorized government shops of ration.

How to add or delete members in TNPDS Smart Card?

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Go to the link named Electronic Card Related Services.
  3. Click on the option to Add/Remove a family member.
  4. On the next page, fill in the required information.
  5. Finally, submit the application form.

What documents are required to apply for a TNPDS Smart Ration Card

The following documents are required while applying for the TNPDS Digital Ration Card:-

  • Aadhar Card of family members
  • Pan Card
  • Photograph of family members
  • Bank passbook of family head
  • Caste/Category certificate
  • Family Income certificate
  • Recent Electricity bill

How to Apply for TNPDS Ration Card?

Here are simple steps to apply for a new digital ration card.

  1. Go through the official website at
  2. Then, click on Smart Card / Electronic Card Application Services.
  3. Click on the titled option “Apply for New Smart Card”.
  4. Fill in the required details and upload the documents.
  5. Thereafter, submit the application form and a Smart Card Number will be generated.
  6. Take a printout of the same for further use.

How to check TNPDS Smart Card Status Online?

  1. Go to the official website at
  2. Click on the option Electronic Card Services.
  3. Then, click on the option Status of Electronic Card Application.
  4. Fill in the reference number received at the time of application registration.
  5. Click on the submit button and check the application status.

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