How to Add/Change photo-Smart Card/Ration Card Online using Tnpds website?

Add-Change-photo-Smart Card -Ration Card

Add/Change photo-Smart Card/Ration Card Online

Procedure for Add/Change photo-Smart Card/Ration Card Online using Tnpds website is described in Tamil in the video given at the end of the article.

Tamil Nadu Government started giving the smart card instead of old Ration card. The old ration cards will be converted automatically in to the smart ration by the government. The existing ration card holders will receive an PIN on their mobile and they can collect their smart ration card from their nearest distribution centre by showing the SMS or showing the old ration card.

Tamil Nadu government announced that general public can add photo or change the photo for the new Smart Card online, if they did not add their new photo through the nearest distribution center.

Please check the below link to login to your account and verify whether your photograph is already added and it is good in the Smart card details section. You can also check, edit and update the details given there. Procedure for checking the photograph and correcting your Smart Card Details: – Click here

Add/Change photo-Smart Card/Ration Card Online :-

Below is the step by step procedure to apply online for Smart/Ration Card in Tamil Nadu.


Go to the official website of Tamil Nadu Public Distribution System at and login to your account by providing your registered Mobile number.


Option 1:-

Click on “Family Head Photo” in the left side of your account Page.

Select your family Head

Choose the Photo file or if you are using smart phone to login, right from there you can take a picture and upload it.

Option 2:-

Click “Smart Card Details Edit” on the left hand side. Check all the details were correct. If anything wrong you can click the edit option and change the details.

If you want to add or change the smart card photo, click the “upload” button near the photograph and slect the photo file.

Or  click the button “Capture” , right from there take a picture and upload it.

If you did not apply for the Smart Card please follow this link to know how to apply for Tamil Nadu Smart Ration card. How to Apply Smart Card?

Note :-

The picture file should not exceed 2 MB. The supported file format is JPG, PNG or GIF format.

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Most asked question and its answer :-

What is the next step Once your correction is approved and the changes are reflected online?

How and When can i get new updated Smart Card?

Answer : Go to the nearest e-seva center with your registered mobile and print your new smart card instantly .

If you need future help comment below or call

Smart Card Helpline

For any queries or doubts you can call the toll free helpline number of Public Distribution System at 1967 or 1800-425-5901.

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  1. sir i have a problem i applied new smart card but in application district is wrong so the process is stopped how to correct it

  2. could any one tell…how many days it will take to get the smart card after doing modification of photo in online

  3. sir while appling new smart card the husband name is tha application status is notified the remarks.but how wecould edit the application….

  4. Sir my father expired so i want to remove my fathers adhar from smart card so how to remove it sir pls reply me sir

    • To add/Remove name from Old ration card. you have to visit Taluk Office with your father death certificate(if you dont have DC just visit taluk office they will say some other procedure).hope you understand.

  5. Sir …I hav received my smart card ,but my name is altered as my maiden name rather than my name aft marriage. What shd I do…even if I could edit the name online, will I b issued a new card ? only then I could use it as proof .

  6. I have received my smart card in Tamil where our Sirnames are spelt differently and wrongly for each of us though it is same for all. My address too was changed 3 years back itself in my old card but the smart card carries my old address. I have applied online for correction and I received that it is resolved but my profile shows same mistakes.
    What should I do and after correction how will I get my new smart card.

  7. I have activated my smart card online but in pds shop its showing card not yet generated how should I resolve my problem pls help me

  8. 1 – குடும்ப அட்டை புதியதாக பதிவு
    (பிழை திருத்தம் )
    a – குடும்ப அட்டை புதியதாக உறுப்பினர்கள் சேர்த்தல் மற்றும் நீக்குதல்
    b – குடும்ப தலைவர் மாற்றம்
    c – முகவரி மாற்றம்
    d – குடும்ப அட்டையில் மொபைல் எண் மாற்றம் , சேர்த்தல் , திருத்துதல்
    e – அட்டை வகை மாற்றம்
    தொலைபேசி எண் : 9543273866 , 9489216791

  9. Hi, Sir,
    My query status shows as rejected by TSO. Latest updation was my photo, which was very small to within the limited size of 10kb. 9.93kb to be exact. I had gone to the website, and entered the users portal and saw, while all other details including a small photo was present. what to make of it? I was asked to contact the TSO. I had changed the name which was duly carried out, but the latest photo updation was rejected.
    Has my card would have gone for printing with the available small size photo. How to know the status of the printing of ration card. When i click the apt menu, i only get , your small card is not yet printed like message.

  10. I uploaded the photo again. How TSO rejects when the process is automated one.what would have the cause of rejection.Please also tell whether one should tick the certificate everything is true, if one has to change the photo alone. When you upload, you get the message , that it is successfully changed .

      • Thank you sir, Probably that would have been the reason. The query was generated, as i submitted the “this is true” certificate, and it created an query number. There is a bug . It should not accept if one only changes the photo and inadvertantly click the true certificate and submit. How to view the change? Is there any way that i could verify the same.
        Since it admitted my certificate, it generates a query number, which is not a necessary. It is just an addition to the existing detail. Thanks so much for your timely tips. It would save somebody, who has the doubt to click or not the true certificate.

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    • Hi,
      Dont worry. every one have this problem. just login to your account and click edit smart card and change the details.upload the proof and submit.

  11. தொலைபேசி எண் : 9543273866 , 9489216791

    1 – குடும்ப அட்டை புதியதாக பதிவு -500
    (பிழை திருத்தம் )
    a – குடும்ப அட்டை புதியதாக உறுப்பினர்கள் சேர்த்தல் மற்றும் நீக்குதல் -150
    b – குடும்ப தலைவர் மாற்றம் -150
    c – முகவரி மாற்றம் -150
    d – குடும்ப அட்டையில் மொபைல் எண் மாற்றம் , சேர்த்தல் , திருத்துதல் -150
    e – அட்டை வகை மாற்றம் -100
    2 – வாக்காளர் அடையாள அட்டை புதியதாக பதிவு மற்றும் பிழை திருத்தம்-100
    3 – பான் கார்டு பதிவு -300
    4 – பான் கார்டுடில் ஆதார் கார்டு இணைப்பு – 50
    5 – ஆதார் ( PVC ) பிளாஷ்டிக் கார்டு பதிவு -100
    6 – ஆதார் கார்டு பிழை திருத்தம் -100
    7 – பாஸ்போர்ட் பதிவு -500
    8 – பட்டா சிட்டா நகல் -50
    9 – வில்லங்க சான்றிதழ் நகல் -50
    10 -மின் கட்டணம் (100 to 500) – 10 (1000 to 10000) -50
    11 -வாகன இன்சூரன்ஸ் சேவைகள் – 50

  12. Hello admin, I have applied for address change from ooty to chennai in tnpds website on 17 jun, I am going to ooty this week for completing the process. I applied for smart card 3 months back but haven’t received yet. Can I change the address to chennai and then apply for smart card with chennai address? Or while doing the address change, if i recieve smart card with ooty address what should I do?

  13. Hi Sir,We have an existing ration card.Our family head was my husband who died 10 years back.I want to change the family head to myself in the new smart card.But not yet filled an application for smart card.Now what is the procedure to obtain a new smart card with my name as family head?Please help.

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  15. sir i received smart card with wrong name and address,i changed and corrected it in online with proof ,now my online profile is edited and corrected ,now it shows correct name and address sir,i want to replace my old smart card and get new smart card sir,now what to do sir?shall i go to nearest esevai maiyam and print new smart card ,need help

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