Tamil Nadu has approximately 1.90 crores of ration cards which was issued in the year 2005 for which the validity ended on 2009. The ration cards are renewed for the year 2010, 2011 and 2012. But however White ration card (ration card issued only for address proof and not for any commodity) and Yellow card (tatkal ration card for address proof) has not been renewed. Hence those ration cards are considered as invalid while submitted for address proof.
So as to solve this issue, Tamil Nadu Government has now announced that those yellow and white ration cards can be renewed online for the year 2013-2014 through ration card online renewal system.
How to renew Tamil Nadu ration card online for white and yellow cards
Now you can utilize online ration card renewal system to renew N Family cards for the year 2013-2014.
To renew ration card online, visit http://188.8.131.52:8080/newfcp/cardvalidity.do. On this website enter your ration card number and select your family card type white or yellow and click submit button.
You will get validity extension slip for the year 2013-2014. Take the print out and put your signature. Affix this ration card validity extension slip on the inner side of the card and you are done!
Remember, the facility of online renewal of ration card for N Family cards (white and yellow cards) can be done till January 31, 2014. So hurry up and renew your ration cards online!
Also ration cards can be renewed at the monthly grievance day meeting organized by the Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection.