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. 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.

At present, the following proofs of identity are considered as valid for undertaking the journey in any reserved class of Indian Railways:-

  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 the 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 the photograph
  8. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph
  9. Unique Identification Card-Aadhaar, m-Aadhaar & e-Aadhaar
  10. Photo Identity cards having the serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations
  11. In case of reserved tickets booked through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, for undertaking the 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