New Rules Proof of Identity For Reserved Class of Indian Railways
Acceptance of digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, Dated: 28.06.2018
The Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 33 OF 2018)
Sub: Acceptance of digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train.
At present, the following proofs of identity are considered as valid for undertaking journey in any reserved class of Indian Railways:-
(i) Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India.
(iii) PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.
(iv) Driving Licence issued by RTO.
(v) Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government.
(vi) Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/ College for their students.
(vii) Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph.
(viii) Credit Cards issued by Batiks with laminated photograph.
(ix) Unique Identification Card -Aadhaar, m-Aadhaar & e-Aadhaar.(x) Photo identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations
(xi) In case of reserved tickets booked through computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in Sleeper (SL) & Second Reserved Sitting (2S) classes, attested photocopy of Ration Card with photographs and Nationalized Bank Passbook with photograph are also accepted.
2. The issue regarding accepting Aadhaar and Driving Licence as valid proof of identity when presented from digital locker account of the passenger has been examined and it has been decided that while undertaking journey in a train, if a passenger shows the Aadhaar/Driving Licence from the ‘Issued Documents’ section by logging into his/her DigiLocker account, the same should be considered as valid proof of identity. It is, however, clarified that the documents uploaded by the user himself/herself (i.e. the documents in ‘Uploaded Documents’ section) will not be considered as a valid proof of identity.
3. Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned to avoid inconvenience to the passengers. Wide publicity through all possible means should be given to this revised provision for information of general public.
Jt. Director Passenger Marketing