Clarification on Identity proof for booking Tatkal Tickets

Instances have come to notice o­n issues concerning Photo Identity Proofs for issuing tickets under tatkal scheme, such as Photo Identity Cards issued by state Governments to their employees and Ration Cards issued by State Governments giving rise to complaints. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that:-

1)Only Identity Card issued by Central / State Governments with Serial Number will be accepted as identity for issue of Tatkal Tickets.

2)Ration Cards issued by State Governments shall be accepted as proof of identity for booking tickets Tatkal Scheme only if the passenger whose photograph is available o­n the Ration Card is travelling.

The above stipulations related to Photo Identity Cards will be applicable for undertaking journeys o­n e-tickets also.