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Vellore - Apply for Smart Card (Smart Ration Card)

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Following listed are the ways through which a smart card can be applied.

Apply through nearest Ration Shop

  1. Smart ration cards can be applied through your nearest ration shops.
  2. The best way to find your nearest ration shop is to call the zonal office of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection they should be able to help you out with your query. Following link provides you the list of zonal offices and their contact information: Zonal Offices and Contact Information
  3. Alternatively you can enquire in your nearest grocery shop or any local resident in the area they should be able to help you out.
  4. Make sure you have the required documents for making the application that is listed under the Required Documents section of this page.
  5. Please submit the documents and photograph to the ration shop authority requesting for a new Smart Card (Ration Card).
  6. The authority would obtain all the necessary documents and information from the applicant and submit the application for the Smart Card.
  7. After verification of the information and the documents the smart card will be provided to the applicant.

Apply Online

  1. To apply online, please visit the following link, where you will be able to update appropriate information and documents and submit the application: Apply On-line
  2. Please fill in the fields appropriately and upload the required documents and submit the application.
  3. Make sure you upload the image of the required documents in appropriate image formats that has been listed out.
  4. After submitting the application you will be provided with a reference number that you can use for tracking the application.

Apply through Mobile
To apply through smart phones, please search for the TNEPDS App or the PDS Public Mobile App through which you will be able to upload all the necessary information and submit the application.

Apply through e-Service centers (CSC Centers - Common Service Centers)
You can also apply through e-Service centers or the Common Service Centers. Following link can provide you the list of centers that you can approach for making the application : e-Service or CSC Centers


Required Documents[edit]

Required Document for applying through Ration Shop

  • Aadhaar Card
  • One of the following document for Resident Proof.
    • Original and Copy of Aadhaar Card
    • Original and Copy of Electricity Bill
    • Original and Copy of Front page of Pass Book
    • Original and Copy of Gas Consumer Card
    • Original and Copy of Property Tax
    • Original and Copy of Passport
    • Original and Copy of Rent Agreements for Tenants
    • Original and Copy of Slum Clearance Board Allotment Order
    • Original and Copy of Telephone Bill
    • Original and Copy of Voter Identity Card
  • One Passport Size photograph of the applicant

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Following link provides contact information about zonal offices that you can use: Zonal Offices and Contact Information

Also, you can contact following contact number for more information : 1967 (or) 1800-425-5901
also through e-mail : [email protected]

Following link can provide you the list of centers that you can approach for making the application : e-Service or CSC Centers



If you are a resident of Tamil Nadu.


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Processing Time[edit]

Please use the following link to find the status of your application : Application Status

Related Videos[edit]

Apply for Smart Ration Card - In English

Apply for Smart Ration Card through Ration Shops - In English

Apply for Smart Ration Card through e-Service Centers or Common Service Centers (CSC) - In English

Apply for Smart Ration Card through Online or Mobile - In English

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Required Information[edit]

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External Links[edit]

Civil Service and Consumer Protection Department Website



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