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Vellore - Apply for Duplicate Ration Card

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Duplicate Ration Card in Vellore.

  • Apply for a duplicate ration card, when…
    • Original Ration Card is Totally Damaged
    • Original Ration Card is stolen
    • Original Ration Card is Lost or Misplaced

Apply In-Person

  1. In order to obtain a duplicate ration card, Please approach the ration shop of your area or respective taluk office as applicable.
  2. Link for contact: link AND link for district Select district option from the left part of the screen. In the given page please select the name of the district to reach respective district page. Here select the hyperlink for respective portal. In the district portal please select “DIRECTORY > PUBLIC UTILITIES > Municipalities “ or “DIRECTORY > Contact Directory” or “ABOUT DISTRICT > ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP > Revenue Administration” option for contact details AND FPS dealer link please select the menu “DS Stake Holders >> In States >> FPS Dealers AND District food and supply officer in both the above link, please select the respective state to get the new page. Here fill the page prompt and hit respective tab to get details.
  3. Please go to the respective office.
  4. Applicant shall obtain the form from the respective office (please pay for the form if required) Or a written/electronically typed application on A4 plain sheet as advised shall be used.
  5. The Head of Family Must write a letter stating the reason behind a new ration card request and attach the remains of original ration card (in case of damaged ration card) or the copy of report registered with police station (in case of lost or stolen ration card).
  6. Please submit the completed application along with required documents to the respective authority.
  7. Applicant shall provide their finger print as advised by the authorities.
  8. Authorities after checking the submitted application along with attached documents will make entries and provide you record number for reference.
  9. Keep it safe for future reference.
  10. This application will be processed internally to issue the ration card as per notification.

Through Online

  1. Please use the following link : Apply Online
  2. In the new screen please use the “Online petitions Indian citizen” option on the left part of the screen.
  3. A new screen prompts user to sign in using the mobile number on hand. Please follow the sign in session prompts as appropriate and finally click “Sign in” button to get the next page.
  4. This page will provide options for user to select details applicable for duplicate ration card (Area details, department, Type of service etc) and finally click “Save” button to submit the request.
  5. Applicant gets acknowledgement for the submitted application. Keep it safe for future reference.
  6. This application gets processed by the respective department.
  7. Applicant gets notification over mobile and please followas per the notification to get the card.

Apply for Online e-ration Card

  1. Applicant shall use the following link : link and click on the “citizen login” option on the left part of the screen.
  2. In this new screen please login by using the mobile number connected to your ration card through OTP authentication method as per prompts in the screen as appropriate..
  3. Once the login is successful a new screen with details of the ration card connected to the mobile number will be provided.
  4. Scroll down /look for “e-ration card download” button and click it to get the e ration card for applicant to print it. This will be helpful to apply for duplicate ration card.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form.
  • Remains of original ration card or Copy of report registered with Police Station
  • Residence Proof (Example – Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Aadhaar Card, Passport),
  • Xerox copy of Ration Card (If Available)
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Local Certificate / Election Card / PAN / Driving license / Passport
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Self declaration (as adviced)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department.:
Commissioner, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department,
Ezhilagam 4th Floor, Chepauk, Chennai - 5.
Telephone No :28592255
Fax : 040-23318456

Link for contact : Info



  • A valid ration card holder.


  • Fee information can be obtained directly from the respective office while applying.


  • Validity remains same
  • Usually Family identity card is valid for lifetime and will be renewed in 5 years or based on announcement.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

If your application is fair and complete, the processing time will be 2 – 3 week’s time

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

Following are the required information to apply..

  • Applicant details.
  • Address details.
  • Signature/thumb impression.

Need for the Document[edit]

  • For implementation of the Targeted Public Distribution System(TPDS), Ration Card is being issued to all the heads of families, with details about family members included in the card. Based on their economic condition, people can buy goods like food grains, sugar and kerosene with the help of their ration cards.
  • Ration card is essential to apply for passport, PAN card or a domicile certificate or to even get the name registered for electoral rolls to get a Voter ID. Hence one need to apply for duplicate copy and obtain the same.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The eligible sections of the society are provided with food grains and other items at highly subsidized rates.
  • In different state the Ration card is categorized as per classification fixed by government.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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