District Supply and Consumer Protection Office

Public Distribution System is functioning according to the National Food Security Act, 2013 and  the  Tamilnadu Food Security Rules, 2017. The Aim of this rule is to Supply Essential Commodities like Rice, Sugar, Wheat, Kerosene, Dhall and edible oil to the Family Card Holders through Fair Price Shops.

Under Public Distribution System the required Essential Commodities are distributed to the Family Card (Smart Card) Holders through Fair Price Shops in a fair manner without any lapses.


District Supply Office Chart


In this District, the required PDS Essential Commodities to the 1185 Fair Price Shops  are allotted directly by the Commissioner of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department, Chennai,  through G2G Online  and are also uploaded in the Point of Sale (POS) Devices of all Fair price shops.  Lead Co-operative Societies are lifting the commodities from the Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation Taluk Godowns and deliver the same to the Fair Price Shops as per the allotment.

S.No Taluk Office Name
1) Taluk Supply Officer, Thanjavur
2) Taluk Supply Officer, Thiruvaiyaru
3) Taluk Supply Officer, Orathanadu
4) Taluk Supply Officer, Budalur.
5) Taluk Supply Officer, Papanasam
6) Taluk Supply Officer, Kumbakonam
7) Taluk Supply Officer, Thiruvidaimaruthur
8) Taluk Supply Officer, Pattukkottai
9) Taluk Supply Officer, Peravurani

One Special Tahsildar(Flying Squad), one Special Deputy Tahsildar(Flying Squad) and three Special Revenue Inspector(Flying Squad)Posts are created to curtail the smuggling of PDS- Commodities.


Name & Address of the Organisation/Department


Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department , Chennai-5
Head of the Organisation/Department with Contact Numbers


District Supply and Consumer Protection Officer, Thanjavur

Phone number -04362-231336


Objectives : in brief Implementation and Monitoring Of Public Distribution System , Implementing NFSA Act  2013
Administrative Structure: Tabular form or Flow chart Commissioner of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Officer. à

District Supply and Consumer Protection Officer.à

Taluk Supply Officers.

List of on – going Projects/Schemes with Target groups Issue of Smart Cards and supply of  P.D.S Commodities to all eligible card holders
No.of Fair Price Shops


Part Time Shops    –    301

Full Time Shops    –    929

Total                       – 1230

Details of Project/Schemes/Schools/Hospitals
Required Forms/Application for various schemes
Government orders/notifications Website : tnpds
Previous years’ Achievements against Targets-Charts,Photos,Video clippings, Newspaper cuttings, innovations etc. New Cards were printed and Distributed to the families

In the year 2021    –    24753

In the year 2022    –    10130

During 2021 and 2022-60 New Fair Price Shops were created

Success stories(if any)
Details of Beneficiaries
Regular/frequent updation of  your department’s content is essential

 Application for New Smart Family Card and making Changes in it.

The Public can apply for getting new Smart Card, Name inclusion, Name deletion, Change of Address, Change of Shop and District Transfer in the existing Family cards from their residing areas without visiting  Taluk Supply Office through a separate website.   The web site address is   The Public should upload the required documents in the web site through  e-seva centres and apply.  They are inspected and enquired by respective Taluk Supply Officer and the certificates may be received after approval on merits.  The new Smart Family Card will be distributed to the applicants through respective Fair price Shops after printing and receipt from Chennai.

Right to Informatio Act, 2005- Contacts:-

AT Distict Level:-

Public Information Officer – District Supply and Consumer Protection Officer, Thanjaur.

Appellate Authority – District Revenue Officer, Thanjavur.

At Taluk Level:-

Public Information Officer – Respective  Taluk Supply Officers,

Appellate  Authority – Respective Sub collector/Revenue Divisional Officer.