Smart Ration Card in Tamil Nadu to Replace Ration Card

Smart ration cards under the smart family card scheme are distributed in Tamil Nadu to replace ordinary paper ration cards to eliminate duplicate cards & bring transparency, check details here
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Smart Ration Card in Tamil Nadu: As an initiative towards digitization, Tamil Nadu government has launched Smart Family Card Scheme to make the ration cards in Tamil Nadu digital. Under the scheme, about 1.89 crore ration cards in TN are to be replaced by smart cards at the cost of Rs. 330 crore.

Smart Ration Card in Tamil Nadu

The scheme will not interrupt the consumer, they can use the old ration card to buy commodities at PDS outlets until they receive the smart card. After receiving an SMS on their registered mobile number, the card holder can obtain their smart card from their respective PDS outlets. The SMS for a smart card would be sent by the authorities to the card holder’s mobile number.

Toll free helpline number of Tamil Nadu Public Works Department:
1967 or 1800-425-5901

APPLY ONLINE: Apply Online for Smart Ration Card

TRACK STATUS: Track Status of Smart Ration Card

CORRECTION: Edit / Update Smart Ration Card Details

The government is creating a new database of ration card holders by collecting their Aadhaar card details. Of 6.90 crore members of ration cards, the government has collected the Aadhar details of about 5.85 crore.

These Smart Cards are being produced on the basis of Card holder’s Aadhar information and the expenditure on the distribution of these cards will be borne by the state government. Smart card scheme is the computerization of the Public Distribution System which is now becoming a reality and the scheme will benefit the public in different ways.

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The scheme will stop the duplication of cards. Besides, it will ensure the distribution of PDS commodities to the deserving person and also stop the bogus billings. Under the scheme, the monitoring of allocation of commodities to PDS outlets and movement of essential commodities from warehouses to outlets will be done.

All the task such as new card application, addition or deletion of members and change of address can be done online. Smart card scheme was announced by former CM late Jayalalithaa in 2012 with the plan to make the PDS computerized. An amount of Rs. 5,500 crore is being allocated annually for the Food department as a subsidy.

For more details, visit the official TNPDS website at

229 thoughts on “Smart Ration Card in Tamil Nadu to Replace Ration Card”

  1. I have not received so far any message from you regarding issue of smart card. I was asked by your ration shop staff to be there with a photo and a copy of the ration card. I did accordingly and received a message from you “Received :SIM 1 your smart card change request received and reference id-:1509082762062 Please wait for 48 hrs for confirmation on 27.102017.
    But i have not received any message subsequently and I want to know the status of my smart card at the earliest. The message may please be sent to the mobile registered with you (9791614668)

  2. 1) I need Smart Ration Card Registered 12 digit number against Smart Ration Card registered as on 30.05.2017 (or) 31.05.2017 against Mobile No. 8754493555 Because I had not noted at that time.

    2) Regarding this subject I will try toll-free number 1967 and 18004255901 last one week, But they are not picking my phone, It was reply only busy mode from morning 8.00 AM to Evening 8.00 PM. Toll free service is very poor responsible to public.

  3. sir please I went my smart card sir no come pin number sir call number 9042539259 and ration card number 06/g/0595225 please sir I went my smart card

  4. Please resend the message for smart card and pass word numberdetails to 9976445770 Name -ASHOKKUMAR.C

  5. sir please change my mobile number in smart ration card
    My Address ; s/o karupaiya
    Tamil Nadu-pin no-607801

    MY Old Mobile No Missing

  6. Please Resend the pin number for smart ration card. Mobile NO:9965342930
    My family card no :27/G/10170688

  7. resent message dumart card number by phone number 9786676055
    sethur po
    natham tk
    dgl dt
    pin cod 624401

  8. T.Rajendran
    card no:09 G0175338
    chinnampalli,Dharmapuri (dt)
    please send smart card secret number still we are not received .can u send as soon as possible
    phone no:9047833958


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