Register online ration card in Kerala |


Kerala State Government has provided the facilities to maintain ration cards online. Kerala Food and Supply Unit has made nice changes to the entire user interface which now allows ration card holders to apply for new card, make amendments in existing cards, search details online and various other things. Here we will check on how to apply for ration card online in Kerala. You will get detailed step by step tutorial but before that please have a look at below pre-requisites:

• You need to have Windows Vista Kartika font in your computer. It is useful to translate/encode Malayalam language in which most of the ration card related documents/forms are available on official site.

• You must have pdf form of all the supported documents that you need to upload. Size of such documents must not exceed 250 KB.

• For new applications, you will need to submit details of family’s head. For this you will need his passport size scanned photo on your computer system. Size must be within 50KB only. In case there are some issues with size then you can use “Photo Resizer” software/utility that is available on the official website.

• Photo format must be JPG and dimensions are supposed to be in range 65 X 80 (Width X Height).

This tutorial is valid in below districts of Kerala:
• Trivandrum
• Quilon
• Allepy
• Pathanamthitta
• Kottayam
• Idukki
• Ernakulam
• Trichur
• Palakkad
• Malappuram
• Calicut
• Wyanad
• Canannore
• Kasargod

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How to register online ration card in Kerala

Assuming that you have fulfilled all the above mentioned pre-requisites, you can head over with the below steps to apply for ration card online:

1. Visit official website at:

2. You will get below options:

Apply online ration Card Kerala

3. In the right corner, you will see the login box. Enter your user id and password there. In case you don’t have one then you will have to register for getting the same. You can submit online application through Akshaya Centers also. you can alternatively contact the administrators (contact details mentioned at the article end).

4. Once you have the required details (user id and password), login to official portal.

5. You will get three options:

• Issue of new ration card holder
• Non-inclusion certificate
• Non-renewal certificate

6. Select the appropriate option and then choose New Application option.

7. Fill in the application form and upload all the supporting documents.

8. After filling all the instructions, click Submit option and print the registration documents.

9. Submit the application form print out (that you just downloaded and printed), application fee and other supporting documents to the TSO office or your nearby Food and Supply office.

10. You will get tentative dates about when the new ration card might be issued.

You have the option to track ration card status in between or tracking it on or after the date that is mentioned I the acknowledgment slip.

In case of any doubts/concerns, you can use below contact details:

Commissionerate of Civil Supplies,Public Office
Vikas Bhavan P.O
Trivandrum - 695033
Kerala, India

Phone: 0471-2322155

Or else do let us know your queries and concerns about online ration card in Kerala.

Check: Get Duplicate/Temporary Ration Card in Kerala

UPDATE: 10/24/2016

Priority Category Ration Cards in Kerala

Ration Cards in Kerala is going to take an all new form implemented new Food Security Act (FSA). As per officials, FSA is going to be launched by 1st November this year and they are going to ration cards based on APL and BPL categories. APL and BPL category ration cards will now be replaced with "priority" sector cards.

Distribution of new ration cards (As per FSA) will be completed by March 15, 2017. Government has issued the list of eligible person/applicants who will be enrolled under priority list ration cards. In case someone have ant issues with released list then they are free to register complain at Taluk Civil Supply offices. You will have to register complaints before October 30, 2016.

Criteria for Priority Ration Cards in Kerala

Priority ration cards in state will replace existing APL and BPL categories. Families meeting any of the below condition will be exempted from this list:

  • 1+ acre of land
  • 100+ sq feet house
  • Owns a four wheelers
  • Income tax payers
  • Government employee
  • Employee working in public sector banks

Once the draft is made it will have to go through social audit and in case any person/family is registered wrongly in priority category, he/she will be removed out of the list instantly and will be liable for strict actions as per the law. You will be asked various details on basis of what the priority list will be prepared so please don't fake your details.

UPDATE: 11/1/2016

It is just a matter of few hours that Kerala will get rid of existing APL/BPL category cards which will be replaced by priority and non-priority ration cards. However officials have not received good response from existing users so far. From 7 talukas only, department have received over 30,000 complains of getting excluded from Priority Cards whereas they are currently enrolled with BPL category.

As of now department seems to be clueless when it comes to the exact number of PDS card holders who are currently getting benefits under BPL scheme but now will be excluded from priority list. As already discussed in last update, new priority ration cards will exclude all the families with 1 acre land, 1000+ sq feet house and 4 wheeler.

As per the officials, they are scrutinizing the complains to identify genuine and bogus cases. Once they are identified, concerned department will work in the right direction.

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