Railway ID Proof List

Railway ID Proof List
Railway ID Proof List

RAILWAY ID PROOF LIST

Indian Railways announced through a press release that to make travel on Reserved ticket including e-ticket more convenient for the rail users, Indian Railways has decided to accept the some id cards as proof of identity for travelling on Reserved tickets. Railway id proof list are following and other details regarding Railway id proof.


Valid ID Proofs for Train Journey

Ministry of Indian Railways extended the condition of carrying Original Proof of Identity during travel on Reserved Tickets to All Reserved Classes for reducing the scope of misuse of reserved ticketing system by unscrupulous elements, middleman or agents and an initiative to further facilitate the travel of bonafide and legitimate passengers. The rule will be effect from 01-12-2012.

From December 1st 2012, on wards the Original Proof of Identity will be compulsory for all reserved classes including Reserved Segment of Second Class(2S), Sleeper Class(SL), 3rd Economy Class(3E), and First Class(FC), AC classes o­n tickets issued by computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) Counters from General Quota, except in III Economy Class (3E), Passengers undertaking journey in all, Passengers travelling o­n e-tickets, Passengers travelling o­n Tatkal tickets.

The list of the Prescribed Proofs of Identity for undertaking journey by any Reserved Class by tickets obtained from Passenger Reservation System Counters from General Quota / Tatkal Quota, or through e-booking will be as follows:-

Ticket Via Reservation Counters

If a passenger book the Ticket Via Reservation Counters, then he has to carry any one of the following proof of identity in original during the journey and producer the same as and when required failing which the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as without ticket and charged accordingly. If it is a group, any one of the passenger should carry the original proof of identity.

  1. Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India
  2. Passport
  3. PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department
  4. Driving Licence issued by RTO
  5. Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government
  6. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students
  7. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph
  8. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph
  9. Unique Identification Card-Aadhaar, m-Aadhaar and e-Aadhaar
  10. In case of reserved tickets booked through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in Sleeper (SL) and Second Reserved Sitting (2S) classes, attested photocopy of Ration Card with photographs and Nationalized Bank Passbook with Photograph are also accepted.
  11. Photo Identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations. 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.

Ticket Via Online / Tatkal Tickets

If a passenger book the Ticket Via online (E-Ticket, I-Ticket), then he has to carry any one of the following 10 proof of identity in original during the journey. If it is a group, any one of the passenger should carry the original proof of identity. For the Tatkal Ticket also same proof of identity are applicable.

  1. Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India
  2. Passport
  3. PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department
  4. Driving Licence issued by RTO
  5. Photo identity card issued by Central/State Government
  6. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students
  7. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph
  8. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph
  9. Unique Identification Card-Aadhaar issued by Govt of India, or downloaded Aadhaar m-Aadhaar and e-Aadhaar
  10. Photo Identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations.

Digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker

Ministry of Railways approves digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train.

  • 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.
  • Document uploaded by the user himself/herself (i.e the document in Uploaded Documents’ section) are not considered as a 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.


Procedure for Obtaining Photo Identity Card for Physically Challenged Persons for Booking of E-Tickets through IRCTC and Counter Tickets

Procedure for obtaining Photo identity card for Physically Challenged Persons i.e., Orthopedically handicapped/ Totally Deaf and Dumb (both afflictions together in the same person) / Mentally Retarded / Completely Blind persons is as under:

  • Physically challenged persons entitled for Railway concession should approach either in-person or by post to Assistant Commercial Manager’s Office at Ratnagiri (for stations between Kolad to Madure) or Assistant Commercial Manager’s Office at Madgaon (for stations between Pernem to Thokur), for issuing Railway Photo Identity Card by submitting one set of attested photocopies (self attested) along with a covering letter with the following documents viz.;
  • Concession Certificate obtained from the competent Government Hospital/Clinic/Institutions, as the case may be, within the jurisdiction of respective Assistant Commercial Manager. (Blind persons can also obtain concession certificate from the Head of the Institution for the Blind recognised by Ministry of Welfare/Govt of India or Social Welfare Dept of the State Government).
  • Valid Photo Identity Proof viz., Voter Identity Card, Passport, PAN Card, Driving License, Aadhaar Card.
  • Date of Birth Proof.
  • Valid Address Proof and
  • Two recent passport size photographs.
  • The covering letter should be addressed to Assistant Commercial Manager, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, Mirjole, M.I.D.C., Ratnagiri (for stations between Kolad to Madure) or Assistant Commercial Manager, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, Ravan Fond, Navelin, Margaon-Goa-403707 (for section between Pernem to Thokur). If the requisition letter is sent by post, the envelope containing the documents and covering letter should be super-scribed as “Application for issue of Railway Identity Card for Physically Challenged Persons for ticketing” and should be sent to the above concerned address. The applicant should provide their mobile number/landline number for communication while applying for the card.
  • Applications in person will be accepted on all working days (Monday to Friday except National holidays) between 10.00 am to 05.00 pm.
  • Only non-laminated concession certificate obtained from competent authority falling in the area within the jurisdiction of Kolad station to Madure station and Pernem station to Thokur Station will be considered for issuing photo identity cards.
  • Photo Identity card will be issued to the eligible persons after verification of the concession form and other factual details. Mere acceptance or submission of the requisition letter and relevant documents does not guarantee issue of Photo Identity card. Incomplete applications received without relevant/valid documents and ineligible persons will be summarily rejected.
  • After due verification, the applicant will be informed telephonically to collect the card. The Physically challenged person or their representative (with a proper authority letter with their ID card) can collect the card showing the original certificates.
  • After getting the Photo Identity card, the cardholder or his/her authorized representative should get it laminated and Concessional tickets can be obtained on the basis of the Photo identity card.
  • The validity of the card will be five years from the date of issue of the Photo Identity Card or till the last date up to which the concession certificate is valid, whichever is earlier.
  • In case of misuse/fraudulent use of the card comes to the notice, the Railway Administration will disable the card and no transactions would be permitted by the system on such Disabled Cards and previous reservations done on such cards would also be seized/cancelled.
  • In case of loss of a photo identity card with Unique ID Number, another card will be issued after disabling the existing card by following the same procedure and submitting the copy of the FIR. After disabling of a card, no fresh booking would be possible but cancellations of reservations done prior to disabling of the card would be permitted by the system.
  • At the time of expiry of validity of the card, new card may be obtained by submitting a fresh application and following the same procedure up to three months before expiry of the validity period of the card. Old card should be surrendered for disabling before/at the time of issuing new card.
  • The above procedure for obtaining Photo Identity Card for Physically Challenged persons for booking of e-tickets through IRCTC and counter tickets is subject to revision in Rules by Ministry of Railways from time to time.

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