Soon, flyers to need unique digital IDs for ticket bookings

A digital traveller working group has also been formed to provide suggestions on implementing the scheme.

With the government pushing for paperless travels, air passengers may soon require to share their unique identity details during ticket bookings.
 
Currently, air passengers are required to carry a copy of their identity for check-in at the airport.
 
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said there is a proposal by his ministry to introduce "digital unique identification" requirement at the time of booking air tickets.
 
The digital identification data like such as Aadhaar, PAN (Permanent Account Number) or Passport number is being proposed for air passengers.
 
A digital traveller working group has also been formed to provide suggestions on implementing the scheme. 
 
The group would prepare a whitepaper within a month. 
 
Then comments from stakeholders would be sought before finalising the proposal. 
 
However, Aadhaar would not be made mandatory but would be an option among other digital identities, the minister said.
 
Source: Media reports

Event date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017

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