Indian Railways have now confirmed that they are ready to accept soft copies of Aadhaar and driving license provided they are in your DigiLocker, a digital storage service operated by the government that enables Indian citizens to store certain official documents on cloud.
Indian Railways stated as ” If a passenger shows Aadhaar or driving license from the ‘issued documents’ section by logging into his DigiLocker account, the same should be considered as valid proof of identity. Documents uploaded by the passenger himself that is the documents in the ‘uploaded documents’ section will not be considered as a valid proof of identity.
BJP government’s Digital India movement, DigiLocker can currently store digital driving licenses and Aadhaar. The cloud-based platform had also tied up with CBSE to provide digital versions of marksheets of students. Subscribers can also integrate their Permanent Account Number (PAN) with DigiLocker.