Railways okays digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof

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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 by Ministry of Railways 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. The Ministry of Railways, 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.

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

II. Passport

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 computerized 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

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