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Indian Railways allows m-Aadhar as identity proof for travellers in any reserved class

New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways said on Wednesday it has decided to allow m-Aadhar, a digital version of the Aadhar card, as proof of identity for travellers in any reserved class.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The m-Aadhar is a mobile app launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India on which a person can download his/her Aadhaar card.

It can, however, be downloaded only on the mobile number to which Aadhar has been linked.

To show Aadhar, a passenger has to open the app and enter his/her password.

"m-Aadhar, when shown by the passenger on his/her mobile after entering the password, should be accepted as a proof of identity for undertaking journey in any reserved class over Indian Railways," the ministry said in a statement.

On Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he was sure Aadhaar will stand the test of constitutionality as the Supreme Court's decision on the legislation is still pending.

"The legislation has been passed and I'm sure it will stand the test of constitutionality. Even while upholding the idea of privacy as an important constitutional guarantee, the Supreme Court said that it is the question raised just now. (Violation of privacy) could be imposed by law but they have to be obviously reasonable," Jaitley said at the conclave on financial inclusion organised by the United Nations India.

Published Date: Sep 13, 2017 18:56 PM | Updated Date: Sep 13, 2017 18:56 PM

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