Thursday, March 22, 2018

Letter format to transfer train ticket

Good news is that Indian Railway has announced that train ticket can be transferred to other person if you are not able to travel as per your plan. There are some conditions to do that. Read the conditions below.

Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorized by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name in the following circumstances namely :
(a) Where the passenger is a Government Servant, proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of trains
(b) Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in his name may be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Husband and Wife.
(c) Where the passengers are students of a recognized educational institution and the Head of the institution makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, that the reservation made in the name of any student be transferred to any other student of the same institute.
(d) Where the passengers are members of a marriage party and any person deemed to be Head of such party makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any member of the marriage party be transferred to any other person.
(e) Where the passengers are a group of cadets of National Cadet Corps and any officer who is the head of the group, makes a request in writing at least 24 hours before the departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any cadet be transferred to any other cadet.
Such request will be granted only once. Regarding item no. (c), (d) and (e), such request for change in excess of 10% of the total strength of group shall not be granted.

Sample letter format to transfer train ticket

Your Name
Your Address

The Chief Office
Indian Southern Railway
Kovilpatti Station
Thoothukudi District

Date: 23rd March 2018

Sub: Request to transfer my reservation reg...

Dear sir / madam,
I am __________ [Write your name here] and have booked a train ticket PNR ____________ [Write your PNR number here, see the ticket for getting number] from Kovilpatti (CVP) to Chennai Egmore (MS). The journey date is 25th March 2018 from 20:00 IST. Due to certain situation, I am not able to take journey on this date. Hence I request you to transfer my reserved ticket (berth) to my brother named ____________, Write your brother name Age ___ [Age here]. I have attached the Xerox copy of my Aadhaar card as well as my brother's Aadhaar card. I have also attached the reservation form for my brother here. Thank you in advance.

Yours truly,
Your Name

[Your Brother's Signature]
Your Brother's Name

1. Copy of Your Aadhaar card
2. Copy of Your Brother's Aadhaar card
3. Reservation form for your brother

Note: This letter format is for only sample usage. You may need to modify it according it.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

How to apply for Blue Aadhaar card / Baal Aadhaar for Children

Having children below 5 years in your family? Not yet got aadhaar card for them? Wondering how you can get aadhaar card for your small kids? Here is the perfect guide on how to apply. Read on!
Photo credit: Official twitter page of UIDAI

What is Baal Aadhaar card or Blue Aadhaar card

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has recently launched a new blue coloured Aadhaar card or 'Baal Aadhaar' card. This card is for those children who are under the age of 5. So even for your newly born baby can get aadhaar card if birth certificate is available. According to UIDAI, this blue coloured aadhaar card is being issued for small kids and it can be updated when the child grows. That is there are two updates required. One at the age of 5 and another update is at the age of completion of 15 years. There is NO fee for these two updates. For Baal Aadhaar card, bio-metrics will not be recorded. That is no finger print or eye impression is scanned. You should only need to give photo of the baby and birth certificate along with one of the parent UID number, ie) Aadhaar card. 
Photo credit: Official twitter page of UIDAI

How to Apply Baal Aadhaar card or Blue Aadhaar card

Below are the steps you have to follow to get blue aadhaar card for your children.
  • Go to your enrollment center with birth certificate of your baby
  • Fill up the enrollment form.
  • Give your or your spouse's Aadhaar card number for the authentication purpose. Child's 'Aadhaar' will be linked to the UID (Aadhaar card number) of his/her parents.
  • Give a valid mobile number for the child. Give separate number to register with the blue coloured 'Baal Aadhaar' card.
  •  The officials will take a photograph of your child. They will NOT take any biometrics as the age of the child is below 5 years.
  • After the confirmation, collect acknowledgements slip.
  • Once the verification process is completed, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number you have given for your child. Within 60 days of receiving this message, the blue coloured 'Baal Aadhaar' card will be issued to the child address given by you
  • Alternatively, you can check out at the UIDAI website to know the status of your child aadhaar card to see whether aadhaar is generate or not. Once it is generated, you can download the baal aadhaar card and make a printed copy for future use.
Hope you understood the process of how to get a blue coloured aadhaar card for your child. If you have any doubts / query, you can make a comment below so that we will try to rectify your doubts.