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RTI – Senior Citizen ID age difference September 25, 2009

Posted by jaindiksha in Uncategorized.
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The Central Public Information Officer / 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. …………………………….

 The details of the information received are :

 http://www.indianrail.gov.in/resrules.html

 Extract : Important – for Senior Citizens :-  From 1st September 2001 onwards, concession to senior citizens through PRS (Passenger Reservation System) shall be granted only on demand and not by default as at present. The demand for concession shall be made on Reservation Requisition form in the case of reserved tickets. In the case of tickets issued to senior citizens on concession, during journey the concerned passengers are instructed to carry some documentary proof showing their age or date of birth, issued by any Government  Institution/Agency/Local Body. like Identity card, Driving License, Passport, Educational certificate, certificate from Local Bodies like Panchayat/Corporation/Municipality, or any other authentic and recognised document. This documentary proof of age should be produced if demanded by some Railway official during the journey.

 In the case of my mother her actual age is 69. She possesses an Voter Identity card issued by the State Govt. in which the age is mentioned as 65 by mistake. She has booked her ticket as age 69 (actual) instead of the age 65 (as entered in the ID card by the State govt) Would she be eligible to travel in this ticket ?

 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 ?

Sincerely

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