IRCTC Clarification : Clarification on carrying of ID proof during journey on reserved ticket
Carrying of Identity Proof while train journey with effect from 1.12.2012 : Any one of the passengers has to produce any one of the prescribed proofs of identity failing which all the passengers shall be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.
Carrying of Identity Proof while train journey with effect from 15.1.2013 : Reviewed all the complaints and suggestions have been received by the IRCTC, in the condition of production of original proof of identity, particularly for the passengers belonging to the lower economic classes, the 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 a 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 travelling in Air-conditioned classes and First Class.
This provision shall he made effective from 15.01.2013.