Apply Chennai Ration Card & Status – TNEPDS

Chennai Ration Card: TNePDS or TNPDS is an organisation that takes care of all the handling and distribution of all the public forum documents of the citizens of Chennai along with the state it is from.

The chennai organisation is busy in converting the ration cards in the form of a smart card.

The benefits of having a smart card:

  • Compact in size
  • Durable and strong
  • Waterproof and Damage resistant compared to Paper

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A ration stamp or ration card is a stamp or card distributed by any government to allow the holder to obtain food or other goods that are in little stocks while wartime or in any other crisis circumstances when rationing is in might.

Steps to Register for a Ration Card In Chennai

Firstly, one needs to visit the official TN Chennai website of the TNePDS/TNPDS. The link to the said website is as follows:

Find the dialogue box on the home page which says Smart Card Application Services. It would have two options:

  • Smart Card Application
  • Smart Card Application Status

The dialogue box would look like this:

chennai ration card

In this case, you will have to fill up a bunch of necessary information before you get to clinch your chennai smart ration card in chennai. Those details are as follows:

  • Name of Family Head
  • Father/Husband Name
  • Pin Code
  • Address Line 1, 2 and 3
  • District
  • Taluk
  • Village
  • Mobile Number

Email ID and Landline Number is temporary though, however, you need to fill the rest of the information.

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On the extreme right, there is an upload section. In this tab, you need to upload a passport sized photograph of your Family Head, presumably your father/mother/husband/yourself etc for approval for new rashan in chennai.

Finalizing your process

Add the details of the Head of the Family at the given space on the chennai/TNPDS website. The details that you need to add are as follows:

  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Relationship
  • Action

After completing the above detail, you will have to choose which type of Ration card you need to possess. The given options are:

  • No Commodity
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Others

Then you have to upload a scanned copy of your Proof of Address to the website servers. There are two tick boxes which are:

  • Gas Connection
  • Declaration

The website section is gonna look like this:

Registration Online

Ration Card Download/Correction

To download your Chennai Ration Card, register your mobile Number with the authorities first up.

The website would look like this:

Enter the given credentials, that is:

  • Registered Mobile Number
  • 6-digit CAPTCHA code

After logging in, you will be directed to the Citizen login page. Therein, you can go through all the options such Download and Correction etc.

In the Download section, they are more likely to ask you to enter your Registered Mobile Number along with your Name or not, most likely. Enter the same and an OTP or One Time Password will be sent to your mobile number.

The OTP is there for authentication purposes. It increases the barrier of security in the overall process. The OTP stays valid for 5 minutes only. So, do not waste time while going through the process.

If you have Ration Card, but your mobile number is not registered, please contact helpdesk 1967 / 1800-425-5901 to get your mobile number registered.

Finish your procedure and note down your acknowledgement number for future references.

Chennai Ration Card Status

Once you done with new application, now you can track the status of the application. Just right below the new application you will access the “Application status” just click on to track the status of your application.

Tracking the application status requires your mobile number and reference number which is allocated to you when you applied for new card online.

Updated: June 3, 2024 — 3:15 pm
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