TNEPDS – Tamil Nadu smart ration card online. Now, you can apply for smart ration card online in Tamil Nadu with the help of the TNEPDS website. TNPDS is an official website where we can make correction changes, and add family members as well.
TNEPDS online is a new website where the previous website is tnpds.com. As the government was planned to launch an official website instead of the Tnepds So, all the information about smart ration card has been moved to tnpds.gov.in official website.
Here we cover the process of applying new Tamil nadu ration card and complete step by step information to track the status of tamil nadu smart card online here.
What is Smart Ration Card – TNEPDS
In simple words, smart ration card is nothing but a new type of card. If you do hold a old paper type one, then it’s type to replace with the new one. As of now, the tamil nadu government has not made it mandatory. May be in future it will.
The Tamilnadu Government has started updating the ration cards into Smart Ration cards. The existing old cards will be converted into Smart cards by the government itself automatically.
- The old ration cardholder will receive a PIN to his mobile via SMS which will gain access to issue Smart ration card from the nearest distribution center.
If the message is lost or deleted then the Old ration card can be submitted to collect the new smart ration card which has certain procedure to follow on it.
Apply For Smart Ration Card In Tamil Nadu
Once after entering the TNPDS/TNEPDS official portal look for “Smart Card Services” on the home page and then click the “smart card application” to redirect to the Application form. If the application form will not load, then please do refresh the home page of TNEPDS website or TNEPDS whatever.
Then you have to fill in the details in the TNEPDS application form. The details are listed below.
- Name of the family head
- Father’s/Husband’s name
- Mobile Number
- Email address ( Not mandatory)
Then followed by the “Details of the family members“. The details including the member Name, gender, Date of birth, Relationship, and Action are to be filled on TNEPDS Application form online. These details can be corrected on Ration card later.
Fill with appropriate details with no mistakes so that to avoid the wasting of time to modify the current ration card.
Then move to the “Card Option” column and select one option from the list of TNEPDS card options consisting of No Commodity card, Rice card, Sugar card and others.
On moving further in filling the TNPDS application form you have to select the type of document you are attaching to the form as a Proof of Residence. Anyone of the below-listed cards can provide them as proof documents.
- Aadhar card
- Electricity Bill
- Gas consumer card
- Telephone bill
- Voter identity card etc.
Upload the scanned or soft copy of the document in the form itself. At last, don’t forget to attach a proper photograph of the applicant which should have a file size of less than 2MB.
Click the “submit” button at the bottom of the application form. After the submission, you will be given a tracking number which will be used to track your application status.
Track Smart Ration Card Status
When you applied for the TNEPDS smart ration card you will be given a Reference number after your application submission. Make sure to not down that number in order to track the smart ration status from the TNEPDS official website.
By using that reference number you will be able to track the status of your application on the homepage of the TNDPS online website.
- Go to the website https://tndps.gov.in and click on the “Smart Card Services” section on the homepage.
Then you will be redirected to a page where you have to enter the Reference number you had within the column and then click “Submit” to know the status of your application.
If you are not given any reference number during the submission then you must be received it via SMS to your registered mobile number.
Customer Helpline Support – TNEPDS
The TNEPDS always provides helpline services to the applicants in case of any queries or doubts.
You can Helpline – TollFree number
In case if you are not satisfied with the services you can lodge a complaint on it online through TNPDS online website which is mentioned above.
- If you have any queries regarding the status of your application you can also register a complaint through the message via registered mobile number i.e PDS<space>107 to 9980904040.
Or you can also give a customer feedback in the “Customer Feedback” section on the Homepage or click here to go to the feedback page.
Correction, Name Addition:
Visit the official website of TNPDS and click on the “Beneficiary Login” to log in to the TNDPS or TNEPDS account. After clicking on that you will be asked to enter your Mobile Number (registered in Ration Card) and then click “Send OTP”.
You will receive an OTP to our registered mobile number which should be entered on the page to login to your account. Then click on “Smart card details edit” on your Left-hand side.
- Check all your details if they are correct, if not click the “edit” option and change the details.
- Don’t forget to submit a supporting document to your modification and then click “Acknowledgment” for approval of corrections and click “Submit for approval“.
Then you will be given a reference number to track the Modification status. Or you can check the status of your Correction application on the TNEPDS Online Official website which will be under “Smart Card Services” on the website home page.
Or just click here to enter into the page.
After all this process you will get an SMS regarding the Smart Ration Card which should be collected in the distribution center near to you. Or you can print your New Smart Ration Card instantly at your nearest e-Seva office without visiting any TNEPDS offical website.