Online Application Procedure for Ration Card in Kerala State - BPL, APL, and Other Ration Cards

The Civil Supplies Department of the Kerala Government has launched an online system for submission of application forms for new Ration Cards.

An applicant has to use the ‘Citizen Login’ on the Civil Supplies website to access the service. After filling in all the details online in Malayalam, a print out of the form has to be submitted along with the relevant documents at the Taluk Supply Office (TSO) for verification.


Latest Update: Ration Card Renewal Data Verification and Correction


The new Ration Card can be issued in one day if all the documents are in place. Those who don’t have Internet access can approach the nearest Akshaya Centre for this service, which will also accept the forms.


The Procedure To Apply Online For a Ration Card In Kerala


What Is The Procedure To Apply Online For a Ration Card In Kerala?

To apply ration card online in Kerala, visit Kerala Civil Supplies website and register as an applicant. Before you fill up the online registration form read the following details carefully:


  1. If you have a ration card, register into the website by entering the bar-code number, which is on the last page of your card.
  2. If you don’t have a ration card, choose No.
  3. Fill up the User details and submit the registration form.
  4. An activation link will be displayed. Click on the ‘Activate Account’ button to activate the account.
  5. Login to the website using the user id and password that you have entered in the registration form.
  6. If you don’t have a ration card, three functions will be made available to you (Issue of new ration Card, Non-Inclusion Certificate and Non Renewal Certificate)
  7. If you have a ration card, thirteen functions will be displayed.
  8. Click on the required function.
  9. Click on the ‘New Application’ link.
  10. Fill up the form with correct data.
  11. Upload all mandatory scanned documents only in pdf format with size less than 250 KB in the application.
  12. Before submitting the form, verify all the data.
  13. Take a printout of the application form, which you have submitted, for further proceedings. Note the application number and date.
  14. The following information will be displayed once your application has been submitted successfully.
  15. Submit the original documents, application printout and the application fees including the cost of the ration card to the Taluk Supply office (TSO) for verification and further proceedings.
  16. You will receive a token number after accepting the application by TSO / CRO. You have to keep this token number for further follow up until you get your ration card.


Click this link to access the website of Civil Supplies, Kerala: Though signup form is not so user friendly, an average person can manage to get the things done.


What is the procedure to apply a new Ration Card directly (Offline or Traditional Application for Ration Card)?

  • Purchase an application form from TSO/DSO office by paying Rs. 5.
  • Apply to your Taluk Supply Office with the filled up form and your old Ration Card.
  • If you do not belong to the same TSO/CRO then produce the following documents along with the application.
  • Residential Certificate issued by LSG office (Panchayat / Municipality / Corporation)
  • Reduction / Surrender certificate / non-renewal certificate from the TSO from where you belong previously.
  • Income Certificate issued by Village officer.
  • Declaration.

After verification of the above details your new ration card will be issued within 15 days.


More Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Ration Card are available: Frequently Asked Questions About Ration Card (Ration Card FAQ).


Contacts of Civil Supplies Department Officers in District / Taluk, Kerala


Ration Card Renewal in Kerala - FAQ (Priority, General, BPL, APL, AAY)


There are 60 Comments

Thanks for the step by step procedure of ration card online procedure.

Iam a defence personel since past 28 yrs.Iam a keralite female aged 50 yrs.Iam married to a kannadite &he is no more.I have two children aged 16 and 17 yrs.I have not made ration card for them.They were born at Meerut (UP).ISit possible to make a ration card for them now.We are at Ahmedabad(Gujrat)now.


Every Indian Family has right to have ration card. Since you have not yet taken ration card from any Indian state, you can apply for it to where you reside now. Necessary documentation required as per the new ration card application procedure. Apply with the names of all your family members whether they are minor or not. Nobody can stop you to obtain a ration card for your family. After contacting the Tehsil supply office, please post here the response if you fail to get it.

All the best.

I am a retired defense personnel. My name is not there in my family ration card. How can I apply for inclusion of my name in the ration card? What are the document required for the same? Can i apply on line?

You may download add-member form from Kerala Civil Supplies Department website for inclusion of your name to your family ration card. Submit the filled-in form along with necessary documentation noted in the form.

I am unable to upload the photos, it's just 15 KB of jpg format... i tried my best and failed.


Relationship certificate is being issued by Village officers on submission of application. It can be done either direct or Online. For online application you visit recently launched portal eDistrict, Kerala. This portal allows you to register yourself and select which service or certificate you need.

Direct Application for Relationship Certificate in Kerala

Citizen has to prepare application either in a white paper or a prescribed form with a court fee stamp Rs. 5/- need to be submitted to the Village Officer. A copy of Ration card to be attached as the proof of relationship.

The site is opening, but register link redirected to home page. Is this facility stopped ?


The site is opening, but register link redirected to home page. How do citizens with a ration card sign up for e-services at this website?

Is an 'Aadhaar' card compulsory for all members of the family listed in the ration card? If not what other ID proof is permissible? If yes, is it not a violation of the Supreme court order last year?

Aadhaar card is not a compulsory or mandatory document for ongoing renewal process of ration card. If Aadhaar card is not yet received she can produce another valid photo ID proof such as Voter ID or Bank Pass book having photo etc.

This criteria is relevant and compulsory for the owner of the ration card. Other members, they can attach any ID proof or even without proof, Ration card will be issued.

Those accurate data required only for finding priority category.

If any authority insist for only Aadhaar card, as you said it will be considered as the violation of the Supreme court order issued last year.

hello, i am from kottayam and my wife from calicut, we alredy belongs to the ration card of our families at kottayam and calicut respectively. and now we are staying at malappuram since 1.5years and planned to settle here. what are the procedures / what we we to do to get a ration card here. kindly give a detailed explanation.

Since your family (You, your wife and your kids) does not have ration card, you have to apply for new ration card after completing the ongoing ration card renwal campaign. Most probably you can apply for it during May or June, 2015. More details are available from the following links:

Ration Card FAQ


Hi, Our ration card in Kerala is in my fathers name. My mother, myself and my brother are included in it. Father is no more. Mother is staying with me in Maharashtra. We dont have a ration card in Maharashtra. I wanted to apply for a new card in Kerala ffor my mother, my sefl and my brother. Then get a deduction certificate from Kerala for myself and apply for a new one in Maharashtra. How is it possible? how can i apply for a fresh card for my mother? What are the documents required?

From your comment, please let me clear the query as follows:

1. You have ration card in Kerala in the name of Father but father is no more. You wanted to be renewed now.

Answer: You can renew your ration card now producing death certificate of your father. Card will be issued in the name of your mother since she is the elder women. She has to attend the photo campaign for renewal process. There is no point in talking "FRESH" ration card in this case.

2. After renewal, Your name (Daughter settled in Maharashtra) need to be deducted from the Kerala ration card and you want to apply for a fresh ration card in Maharashtra.

Answer: You can do it without any hassles if provided all the necessary certification and documentations along with a deduction certificate from Kerala.

I hope you have been clarified without doubt. If not please read main article and all comments in this section or reply to this.

I am Sushanth.A.P working as a Tax Consultant. At present Ration Card is in my name. Our residence is also in my name and I have occupied ownership certificate. In my ration card apart my family (wife and and two children)my elder brother, his wife and kids and my younger brother also are members. My elder brother and younger brother has separate house; but they fails to occupy separate ration card. Hence can I go with the photo of my wife while renewing my ration card retaining all other members.

Here we can see a dilemma - Card holder's wife is younger, and elder women in the existing card is the wife of elder brother and stays in another house.

Before you go for renewal, contact your TSO/DSO and explain the issue you face. I hope they can sort it out guiding you who can be the card holder.

On the other hand, you get a consent letter from your brother's wife saying she doesn't have objection and an affidavit from your ward member saying your wife can become the card holder. Renew the card now and after that your brother can make new card for them producing deduction certificate.

We are shifting to a new house. My name appears in the ration card of my father and my husband's name appears in the ration card of his father and we have a daughter her name is not added anywhere.kindly give a feedback wat are the procedures to get a new card with my , husband & daughter's name.

As I was entering the details, i accidently pressed the save button, now further corrections cannot be made. I called up the help line number and they said nothing could be done, as it is a one time update. Help me

Better you contact your nearest TSO/DSO/CRO. They will advice you what to be done. I don't think that those helpline numbers are good for helping these kind of mistakes. Some typical answers only they know which are no no or yes yes!! Nothing else can be expected.


mobile verification code received thru sms is 5 digit but the space provided in the for is for 4 digit.hence not possible to save the correction. pls. rectify

I have a ration card belongs to Kodungallur taluk supply office and new application for renewal is under process. Meanwhile I have shifted my house to Trichur town. How to get ration card at new address and at a different ration shop under TCR taluk supply office??

You have to wait until getting your renewed ration card. After collecting renewed ration card, apply for address change using new system.

Recent announcement confirms that renewed ration cards will be issued mid of 2016. In between, you have to use your current ARD located in Kodungallur.

Sir if a family who is having 1200sq.ft.R.C house will all fecilities and 83cents of paddy field and 48cents of house plot land and two sons are in working ing gulf all there names are included in the ration card can apply for BPL ration card.

The data you have given here won't allow to hold a BPL or priority ration card.

But in reality, you can see such type discrepancies even in your surrounding itself. What you can do, if you are courageous enough, report it to authority with details.

Though, these kind of corruptions are evident in our society, no one is willing to raise against it, because society itself has participation in it.

Think differently and unite. This is the way to fight such issues.

I have had many discussions in this regard with different hearts, yet, no one has come up with wholeheartedly.

My daughter is married. Her name has to be transferred from my ration card to her husbands family ration card. what is to be done.

This can be done only after completion of ongoing process of Ration card renewal in Kerala.

  1. Deduction certificate from TSO / CRO of existing ration card
  2. Application as per the latest norms yet to issue by Civil Supplies Department

My daughter is married. Her name has to be transferred from my ration card to her husbands family ration card. what is to be done.

Hi. Do you know how to check the ration card details in civil supplies website. Earlier there was an option which is not seen now. I was trying to see the new corrected card data is available for verification or not(ration shop people said it is online available ).

To check your ration card details on Kerala Civil Supplies website, follow these steps:

1. Visit

2. Go to Ration Card Details Report. You will be displayed a new page "Total Number of cards and the breakup of Priority, Non-Priority, State Priority and AAY Cards" with one link against Total No of Ration cards (which is number).

3. Click or tap that number to select district name.

4. Select your district to get your TSO / DSO / CRO. Now you can select your ARD number.

5. Click ARD number which is shown on your old ration card. You have to wait a while to load this page because of large data that to be displayed.

6. Search this page using Ctrl+F and Malayalam input as your name.

7. As a final step, after reaching your primary details, click or tap your name in order to get other details like member name age etc.

respected sir, we are constructing a house in kerala. probably it may finish by the end of 2018. can we obtain a ration card once construction over for our family. what is the procedure? presently we are leaving in karnataka and will move from here to kerala once construction is over. we are working and kids are studying.

Currently new system as per NFSA is being implemented in the State. Procedure for obtaining new ration card will be issued after completion of ongoing renewal process for existing house holds. If renewed cards would be issued by end of April, 2017, Civil Supplies Department may issue notification for new ration cards by End of April or May.

I have ration card with my father,mother. Now I am residing separately with my wife and three children, want separate ration card. But my resident owner not giving owner certificate for ration card. Now how I get separate ration card?

What are the circumstances under which non-inclusion certificate can be applied?
What are the procedures for applying non-inclusion certificate?

Dear sir
My name is not mention in my parents ration card and I am facing difficulty in getting my name added to my husband's ration card after marriage.what steps I can take to get my name added to my husband's ration card?

sir, I can't apply ration card online. In civilspllies page, there is no citizen login link

When is the last date for applying for a new ration card

I have to add 3 new members. I entered First one and saved the data and attached required document. After submitted the application. Now I can't enter others details. Is there any way to solve this problem? Is there any helpline number to contact? Pls help me.