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RTI – information on travel – sought for !! September 25, 2009

Posted by jaindiksha in Uncategorized.

I thought that this blog would also show the efforts to adhere to the Rules (Railways for instance) during the Sangh Yatra. I do invite your views to help me and guide me as to how to interpret these rules, so that the Yatra Journey is comfortable !!



The Central Public Information Officer

Deputy General Manager (G)

Southern Railway, Park Town Chennai 600 003


Dear Sir / Madam


I require the following information under the provisions of the RTI Act, for which I am enclosing a Postal Order for Rs. 10/- bearing No. ………………………………………………… in favour of the FA&CAO Southern Railway The information required is :


Query No. 1 : The rules for travel using an e-ticket are as follows : (as extracted) as per this link            http://irctc.co.in/newfaqs.html#

A. The user is not required to give any input of the photo identity card details of any of the passengers while booking the ticket. However he shall have to carry and show one of following identity card of any of the passengers in original while travelling. The following photo identity cards are considered valid. (a) Voter Identity Card (b) Passport (c) PAN card (d) Driving License (d) Photo identity cards issued by Central/State Government for their employees

My child is a minor is travelling alone by using a valid e-ticket and is not entitled to have a PAN card / Voter Card / Driving Licence. She does not possess a Passport and does not work for the Central / State Govt. In that case what would be the Photo Identity card to be furnished by her ?

Information sought under the Act : Would the birth certificate and any school ID be considered acceptable and valid by the checking TTE / Railway Squad for proof of identity ?

Query No. 2 :  I have booked my name as per the Voter Identity card mentioned in Tamil. (Shanti Chordia) But the English name is wrongly spelt in the Voter card as Chandi Kordia by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu. I have purchased the e-ticket in my correctly spelt name as Shanti Chordia as per the Voter Identity Card mentioned in Tamil by the Govt. Dept.

Would the Voter Card ID issued by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu be considered acceptable and valid by the checking TTE / Railway Squad for proof of identity ?





1. jaindiksha - October 10, 2009

Dear Shantisa,

For the expired ID the best and fast solution is – to contact the Post office and they issue an ID within 7-10 days. This is valid as any other ID.

This is a new service from post office all over the country which people are not aware.

Rgds / Mahaveer Bhandari

Texonic Instruments
Chennai – 600002 INDIA

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