In the original Tatkal scheme introduced in 1997, there was a provision that the passengers booking ticket under this scheme would indicate their Identity Card number at the. time of booking and the passengers would be required to carry the same Identity Card during the journey failing which they were considered as travelling without ticket and excess charged accordingly. This provision was subsequently withdrawn in August 2004 which is in vogue till date and in this revised scheme, there was no condition of production of Identity Card either at the time of booking or during the journey.
2. In view of complaints t:eceived in recent past regarding alleged irregularities in Tatkal scheme, the matter has been reviewed and it has been decided to re-introduce the need for carrying anyone of the following eight Identity proofs in original during the course of journey:
Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India
PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department
Driving Licence issued by RTO .
Photo Identity Card issued by Central/State Government.
Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized
School/College for their students
Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph and
Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph
2.1 No Identity proof is required to be produced at the counter while getting the Tatkal ticket booked.
2.2 Anyone of the passenger/passengers will be required to produce one of the Identity proofs in original (as listed in para 2.0) for checking by ticket checking staff during the course of journey, failing which, all the passenger/passengers travelling on the said ticket will be treated as travelling without ticket and will be charged excess fare and penalty as per rules.
3. This provision will be given effect from 11.02.2011.