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Railways to accept Aadhaar, driving licence copies in DigiLocker as valid ID proofs

July 05, 2018 12:12 pm | Updated 06:24 pm IST - New Delhi

 A ticket examiner checking the ticket of passengers at a railway station.

A ticket examiner checking the ticket of passengers at a railway station.

Worried about losing your identity proofs while travelling by train? Worry no more. The railways have now said that they will accept soft copies of Aadhaar and driving licence in your DigiLocker, a digital storage service operated by the government that enables Indian citizens to store certain official documents on cloud.

The national transporter has sent a missive 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, 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 government’s Digital India movement, DigiLocker can currently store digital driving licences and Aadhaar.

The cloud-based platform had also tied up with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide digital versions of marksheets. Subscribers can also integrate their Permanent Account Number (PAN) with DigiLocker.

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