Mobile Aadhaar, which is an app for the unique identification number, is among the 10 identity proofs that passengers can use to enter airports across India, said the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. The aviation security agency also clarified that minors travelling with parents will not need identification documents, PTI reported on Sunday.
The mAadhaar app, which is currently available only for Android phones, syncs the user’s Aadhaar data on their mobile phone. It stores the number, address, bar code and other details and let users share profiles. With mAadhaar, passengers will not need to carry the original document.
Besides Aadhaar card and the mAadhaar app, the aviation agency’s list also includes passport, voter ID card, PAN card and driving licence. The passbook of a nationalised bank, pension cards, disability photo ID and a service photo ID card of a government, local body and private company will also be accepted, the circular said.
Passengers who do not have one of the 10 documents can show an identity certificate issued by a group-A gazetted officer of the central and state governments.