What are valid Proof of Identity required during the Journey ?

W.E.F. 01-12-2012,any one of the passenger booked on a PNR for undertaking journey in any class will have to produce any one of the 10 prescribed proofs of identity in original) during the journey failing which all the passengers booked on that ticket will be treated as traveling without ticket and charged accordingly.

1.Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India.


3.PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.

4.Driving License issued by RTO.

5.Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government.

6.Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students.

7.Nationalized Bank Passbook with photograph.

8.Credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph.

9.Unique Identification Card “Aadhaar”.

10.Photo identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertaking of State/Central Government, District Administration, Municipal bodies and Penchant Administration.

Attested photocopy of ration card with photograph and nationalized bank passbook with photographs shall also be accepted as a prescribed proof of identity only in case of reserved tickets booked through computerized passenger reservation system (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in sleeper (SL) and second reserved sitting (2S) classes. the photocopy of the ration card with photograph and nationalized bank passbook with photograph should be attested by gazetted officer or the chief reservation supervisor or station manager/station master.

The above provision is not applicable for all classes of e-tickets & tatkal tickets and tickets issued through prs counter for traveling in air-conditioned classes and first class. traveling with these categories of tickets shall continue to be governed by existing instructions.