New Delhi, September 13: The Ministry of Railways on Wednesday issued a notification stating m-Aadhar is now acceptable as a proof of identity while travelling in trains. While earlier, PAN cards, Driving License, Voter ID card, Passport were among the acceptable identity proofs which could be used while travelling in trains, now the addition of the m-Aadhar , which is the mobile application of UIDAI, clearly sends out the message of PM Modi’s dream of a Digital India.
The official statement released on Press Information Bureau by the Ministry of Railway stated, ‘Ministry of Railways has decided to permit m- Aadhar (Aadhar card on mobile app namely m- Aadhar launched by UIDAI) as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel purpose in any reserved class’.
The report claimed, ‘a mobile application launched by UIDAI, on m- Aadhar, a person can download his/her Aadhar Card. It can be done only on the mobile number to which Aadhar has been linked. For showing Aadhar, the person has to open the app and enter his/ her password to show the Aadhar Card’.
It further stated, ‘m- Aadhar when shown by the passenger on his/her mobile after entering the password should be accepted as proof of identity for undertaking journey in any reserved class over Indian Railways.’
(With agency inputs)