Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha today said the Ministry plans to introduce "digital unique identification" requirement at the time of booking air tickets.
Air travellers are already required to carry a copy of their identity while entering an airport.
Now, a digital unique identification such as Aadhaar, PAN (Permanent Account Number), Passport Number is being proposed for air passengers, Mr Sinha said.
The Civil Aviation Ministry has also set up a digital traveller working group to provide suggestions on implementing the scheme.
Under the initiative, Aadhaar would not be made mandatory but would be an option among other digital identities, he said.
"This is a pull experience and not a push experience. Passengers still have the option of carrying a boarding pass if they so wish," he said at a press conference in New Delhi.
According to Mr Sinha, the Ministry is studying proposals and would conduct extensive consultations to ensure comprehensive traveller coverage, convenience and privacy.
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