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Mobile Aadhaar Cards Can Be used To Enter Airports : BCAS:- According to a circular issued by aviation security agency, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the mobile aadhaar can be used as an identity proof to enter airports, while the minors who are accompanied by parents, the identification documents will not be required.
Any one of the ten identity proofs listed by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) in its latest communication, need to be produced by the passengers entering airport premises. Passport, voter ID card, Aadhaar or m-Aadhaar, PAN card and driving licence, are among the ID proofs.
According to the BCAS circular issued on October 26, “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.”
For entering in the airports, a passbook issued by a nationalized 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. A disability photo ID or a medical certificate will have to be produced by differently-abled persons. Issued by a government institute, students also have the option to furnish a photo identity card.
However, a minor accompanied by a parent or a guardian is exempted from producing an identity proof, as per the order.
“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.
There is also an option to provide an identity certificate issued by a group A gazetted officer of central/ state government, if a passenger is not able to furnish one of the ten documents. The requirement of producing a passport and an air ticket will continue, for international passenger.