Ministry of Railways on 17 July 2015 modified some rules pertaining to purchase of takal tickets of Indian Railway. Under the modified rules, passengers booking tatkal tickets from computerised reservation counters will no longer be required to furnish photocopy of identity proof or to indicate its number at the time of booking at the counter or through internet.
As per the proposed changes, one of the passengers has to produce identity proof in original during the journey. However, if the traveler fails to produce the identity proof all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.
The passenger will have to produce anyone of the following proofs of identity in original during the journey. The identity cards that will be considered includes
(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) Photocopy 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 Undertaking of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations.
These changes will be effective from 1 September 2015.
When: 17 July 2015