hi Fifteen days back, I was at the Tambaram AC Consumer Supplies office (this is the office for south chennai..)regarding Ration Card. Looks like Ration Card becomes mandatory for lot of things. I was there, as my FIL had not updated the card, that is deletions/insertions were not done.. During the conversation with others standing there, came to know that ration card is must even for delivery of passport (Though the same was stopped during amma's rule..now again it has become mandatory) This is for those people who do not have an ration card, updated.... you get a form, for the ration card. you can fill it..If you are married, then you should get your name deleted from your parent's card, and get it included in your husbands. you need to provide the copy of your parent's card, your deletion request, your marriage certificate also. If you are already included in your husbands family, and have new inclusion, like your kids..you can give a letter, along with the birth certificate of the baby. And if there is a death, a death certificate copy is needed for deletion. A copy of the application, plus copy of the acknowledgment token issued by the ration office, can be given during the application for new gas connection. Hope this is useful.