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Kerala - Cancel your Ration Card or Smart Ration Card

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A ration card/Smart ration card needs to be cancelled in order to obtain Surrender Certificate so that consumer can apply for new one under certain circumstances like marriage, relocation, transfer etc.
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  1. In order to cancel ration card, please apply with ration shop of your area or respective local TSO(Taluk Supply Office)/DSO office as applicable.
  2. Link for contact: link OR link for TSO please select the link as appropriate OR FPS dealer link please select the menu “DS Stake Holders >> In States >> FPS Dealers OR District food and supply officer in both the above link, please select the respective state to get the new page. Here fill the page prompt and hit respective tab to get details.
  3. Please go to the respective office.
  4. Applicant shall obtain the form from the respective office (please pay for the form if required) Or a written/electronically typed application on A4 plain sheet as advised shall be used
  5. Please submit the completed cancellation application, original ration card along with required documents to the respective authority.
  6. Authorities will do the due diligence of the submitted application and documents. They will verify with their records.
  7. Please follow the authorities guidelines for further processing.
  8. Upon satisfactory results, consumer is provided with a cancellation certificate on the same day or as notified.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form.
  • Original ration card
  • Residence Proof (Example – Electricity Bill, Water Bill, Aadhaar Card, Passport),
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport Size Photographs

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commissionerate of Civil Supplies.:
Public Office Building, LMS Vellayambalam Rd,
University of Kerala Senate House Campus,
Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695033.
Phone: 0471 2321152

Link for contact : Contact Info



  • A valid ration card holder.


  • Fee information can be obtained directly from the respective office while applying.


  • Cancelled or submitted ration card is no longer valid.
  • Usually Family identity card is valid for lifetime and will be renewed in 5 years or based on announcement.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

If your application is fair and complete, the processing time will be two days.

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Related Videos[edit]

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

Following are the required information to apply.

  • Applicant details.
  • Address details.
  • Signature/thumb impression.

Need for the Document[edit]

  • For implementation of the Targeted Public Distribution System(TPDS), Ration Card is being issued to all the heads of families, with details about family members included in the card. Based on their economic condition, people can buy goods like food grains, sugar and kerosene with the help of their ration cards.
  • If a consumer needs to submit or cancel his/her ration card for applying new one at the place where he/she got transferred.
  • Surrender certificate is required from the old ration shop to apply with the ration department in the new area.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The eligible sections of the society are provided with food grains and other items at highly subsidized rates.
  • In different state the Ration card is categorized as per classification fixed by government.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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More information which might help people.