How to Download OR Print Smart Ration Card in TNPDS

What is Smart Ration Card in Tamil Nadu?

Ration card is the government document which is given by the state government for the residing family’s of that state. Smart ration card is nothing but the e document of the ration card is available on the website to download or print.

              How to Apply for a New Smart Ration Card through Online?

TNPDS is the short form of Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System. You can download or print smart ration card through this website.

                How to Apply Income Certificate Online in Tamil Nadu?
                      How to view Patta Chitta through online?

Purpose to Download or Print Smart Ration Card

You cannot use this Smart card to buy foods or grains in shop. But you can use this for some government benefits. Moreover, you can use this to view your details in ration card. Generally, this card is issued for every five years.

How to Download or Print Ration Card in TNPDS Website

If you want to download the smart card then login to the official government website of TNPDS. If you don’t know the official website link to login then click my below link to login to the website.

                                                 TNPDS WEBSITE LOGIN

The below image shows the home page of the tnpds website. In that you have click the “Citizen login”to view your e card.

ration card

If you click citizen login then the screen will change like below screenshot. The only condition to view this card you must have your mobile number. If you have registered mobile number then it is easy to download.

If you don’t register any mobile number to the ration card then go to the ration shop and register any mobile number. Otherwise, you cannot view this via online. Now we let’s move to the main part of the article.

ration card

You have to enter your registered mobile number related your family card in the given box. After that you have to enter the capcha code shown on the screen. Then click submit button to move to the next window.

The next window shows the name of the head of your family and it has the link at the bottom to download the pdf of the card.Click the download button and take print out to further use.

ration card

Frequently Asked Questions

How to change the language of the TNPDS website?

There are two languages available to view the TNPDS website. They are Tamil and English. If you want to change the language of the website then choose the language in the title bar of that website. Either you can choose Tamil or English.


If you have any queries then ask me in comment section. I will try to clear your doubts. If you have any doubts regarding the certificates than refer my other articles.

Leave a Comment