The move was taken to give a push to Digital India initiative
GN Bureau | July 6, 2018
Indian Railways has decided to accept the Aadhaar cards and driving licence kept in DigitLockers as ID proof from passengers.
The decision implies that people will not have to carry original identity cards if they are having an account in DigiLocker from where they can produce the digital versions of ID proof.
For this, passengers will have to produce digital Aadhaar and driving licence in their DigiLocker account which is union government’s cloud based platform for issuance and verification of documents.
The railways have said that while undertaking journey in a train, if a passenger shows the Aadhaar/Driving Licence from the Issued Documents section by logging into his DigiLocker account, it should be considered as valid proof of identity. However, the documents uploaded by the user himself will not be considered as a valid proof of identity.
The railways said that it has been reviewing the decision to make the passengers’ journey more pleasurable and ensure they need not to carry original ID cards. An official said that the move would give a push to the Digital India initiative of the government of India which encourages people to go digital.
Currently, travelling ticket examiners (TTEs) consider voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India, passport, PAN card, driving licence, photo identity card having serial number issued by central/state government, student identity card with photograph issued by recognized school/college for their students, nationalised bank passbook with photograph, credit Cards issued by banks with laminated photograph among others as valid ID proofs.
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