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Pasting renewal sheets in ration cards begins

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Pasting renewal sheets in the Public Distribution System (PDS) cards in the district will begin at the respective PDS outlets today. It would go on till the 31 of this month on all days except Sundays and December 25.

Family cards with the new renewal sheets will be valid to buy essential items in the PDS shops - at subsidised rates - from January to December 2015.

Of the 10,08,560 families in the district that have ration cards 7,714 family cards are N Cards, as they do not procure commodities in the PDS shops and use the cards as address proof. The remaining 10,00,846 cards can get the renewal done at the 1,374 PDS shops – including 274 part time shops – on the above said days. Officials said that pasting of inner sheets will be done for 200 cards every day, according to the serial numbers – at 100 each in the morning and the afternoon sessions.

Officials said that the renewal will be done by the existing staff in the shops and that it would not affect sale of PDS items as more than 90 percent of the card holders have already bought the commodities.

N card holders need not go to the PDS shops for renewal. They can get it done online at www.consumer.tn.gov.in by clicking the ‘N Cards Renewal for 2015’ link, on the homepage. On entering the PDS card number, the card holders can take a printout of an online acknowledgement of the renewal, print and paste it in the ration card.

Persons who are unable to do the N Card renewal online could approach respective Taluk offices and can get it done on the monthly public distribution system grievance day – on the second Saturday of every month. PDS card holders who want to convert their white and green cards to N Cards could approach the Taluk offices on all days.

The transfer will be completed in a week.

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