Ministry of Railways Modified Rules: Modified Rules Pertaining to Purchase of Tatkal Tickets: Ministry of Railways decides to remove the condition of providing a photocopy of identity card or indicating its number at the time of purchase of the Tatkal ticket. The modified Tatkal provisions to come to effect by 1st September 2015. The exact date of effect will be notified separately.
The Modified Tatkal provisions: Ministry of Railways has decided to modify some of the rules pertaining to the purchase of tatkal tickets. Under the modified rules, there will be no need to furnish a photocopy of proof of identity while booking the Tatkal ticket from the computerized reservation counter or to indicate its number at the time of booking of Tatkal ticket at the counter or through the internet.
List of Identity Proofs:
In addition, as per the proposed changes, in case of ticket booked under Tatkal scheme, one of the passengers has to produce any one of the following 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:
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 a photograph
viii) Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph
ix) Unique Identification Card “Aadhar”
x) Photo identity cards having serial numbers issued by Public Sector Undertaking of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations.
These modifications will come into effect by 1st September, 2015. The exact date of effect will be notified separately. As per extant instructions for undertaking journey on Tatkal tickets, the passenger at the time of booking a ticket from PRS centre has to provide a photocopy of identity card which he/she will carry during the journey.
The number of this identity card is indicated on the ticket as well as reservation chart and during the journey, the passenger has to carry the same original proof of identity failing which he/she is treated as traveling without ticket and charged accordingly.
In case of passengers booking a ticket through the internet, the number and type of identity card to be carried by the passenger during the journey is indicated at the time of booking of the ticket and the passenger has to carry the same original proof of identity during the journey failing which all the passengers are treated as traveling without ticket and charged accordingly. These provisions are now being modified as mentioned in the first two paragraphs.