Acceptance of identity card for undertaking journey under Tatkal scheme.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 14.07.2015
The General Manager/PRS,
CRIS, Chanakya Puri,
(Commercial Circular No.43 of 2015)
Sub: Acceptance of identity card for undertaking journey under Tatkal scheme.
As per extant instructions for undertaking journey on Tatkal tickets, the passenger booking a ticket from PRS center has to provide a photocopy of identity card, he/she will carry during the journey. The number of this identity card is indicated on the ticket as well as reservation chart and during the journey the passenger has to carry the same original proof of identity failing which he/she is treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly. In case of passengers booking ticket through internet, the number and type of identity card to be carried by the passenger during the journey is indicated at the time of booking of ticket and the passenger has to carry the sameoriginal proof of identity during the journey failing which all the passengers are treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly. The procedure in this regard was prescribed vide para (iv) of Board’s letter of even number dated 11.11.2011 CCC No. 5 of 2011).
2. The issue regarding carrying of proof of identity for undertaking journey under Tatkal scheme has been reviewed and it has been decided that this provision may be modified and now in case of ticket booked under Tatkal scheme, one of the passengers has to produce anyone of the following proofs of identity in original during the journey, failing which all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as travelling without ticket and. charged accordingly:-(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 “Aadhar”
(x) Photo identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations.
3. It has also been decided that now there is no need to furnish photocopy of proof of identity while booking Tatkal ticket from computerised reservation counter or, to indicate its number at the time of booking of Tatkal ticket at the counter or through internet. Hence after implementation of this position, there shall be no indication of identity card no. on the Tatkal tickets 01′ in the reservation charts.
4. CRIS will accordingly make necessary modifications in the software accordingly and inform the date of effect to all Zonal Railways as well as this office, which in no case will be later than 01.09.2015.
Director Passenger Marketing