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Railways to accept digital Aadhaar, driving licence as valid ID proof

PTI
Published : Jul 5, 2018, 2:06 pm IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2018, 2:06 pm IST

However, the IDs will only be accepted if they are in DigiLocker, a digital storage service operated by govt.

As part of the Narendra Modi government's Digital India movement, DigiLocker can currently store digital driving licences and Aadhaar. (Photo: digilocker.gov.in)
 As part of the Narendra Modi government's Digital India movement, DigiLocker can currently store digital driving licences and Aadhaar. (Photo: digilocker.gov.in)

New Delhi: No more worries about losing your identity proofs while travelling by train. Indian Railways announced that

The Railways has sent an official notification to all zonal principal chief commercial managers that these two identity proofs on such service will be accepted as valid proof of identity of a passenger.

"If a passenger shows Aadhaar or driving licence from the 'issued documents' section by logging into his DigiLocker account, the same should be considered as valid proof of identity," the order said.

It has, however, clarified that the documents uploaded by the passenger himself that is the documents in the 'uploaded documents' section will not be considered as a valid proof of identity.

As part of the Narendra Modi government's Digital India movement, DigiLocker can currently store digital driving licences and Aadhaar.

The cloud-based platform had also tied up with CBSE to provide digital versions of mark sheets of students. Subscribers can also integrate their Permanent Account Number (PAN) with DigiLocker.

Tags: indian railways, digilocker
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi