New Rules Proof of Identity of Indian Railways
Acceptance of Identity cards issued to Advocates by the Bar Councils of India as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, Dated: 08.10.2018
The Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 57 OF 2018)
Sub: Acceptance of Identity cards issued to Advocates by the Bar Councils of India 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 Banks 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. In pursuance of a judgement passed by Honble High Court of Kerala in WP(C) No. 35073 of 2014 the matter has been examined and It has been decided that photo identity Cards with serial number issued to Advocates by the Bar Councils of India may also be accepted as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train.
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