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Good News! Now use your Mobile Aadhaar for entry at Airports

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 28 Oct 2017 9:11 AM GMT

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New Delhi: The aviation security agency Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) announced that from here on Mobile Aadhaar can be used as an identity proof to enter into airport premises.

Passengers can produce 10 identity proofs listed by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in its latest circular, which include passport, voter ID card, Aadhaar or m-Aadhaar, PAN card and driving licence to enter the airport arena.

"In order to ensure that a bonafide passenger is travelling on a valid ticket issued in his/her name as well as to avoid any controversy/argument with the security staff, any of the following photo identity documents shall be carried in original," according to the BCAS circular issued on October 26.

The passengers can also take entry with passbook issued by a nationalised bank, pension card, disability photo identification and service photo ID card of central/state government, PSU, local bodies and private limited company will also be acceptable.

Differently-abled people will also have to furnish their disability proof of a medical certificate. Students can also provide a photo identity card issued by a government institute.

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The minors, accompanied by their parents, however, will not have to produce any identification documents.

"There shall not be any requirement of identity proof in respect of infant/minor accompanied by their parents/guardian who is a bonafide passenger having a valid identity proof," the order adds.

If a passengers has none of the ten identity proofs demanded by the aviation security agency, then he/she can also furnish an identity certificate issued by a Group A gazetted officer of central /state government.

The requirement of passport and an air ticket will continue for the international passengers.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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