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IRCTC examining the Proposal to make Aadhaar mandatory for Users’ Registration

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to make Aadhaar card mandatory for its user registration process for e-ticketing. This will ensure that users registering on the IRCTC web site are properly identified of their identity and address through the Aadhaar card number verification.

In a related move, IRCTC has decided to ramp up its e-ticketing operations by hiring the services of Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) for conducting the Security Audit of its Next Generation E-Ticketing System. As part of this, STQC will conduct the web application security and vulnerability assessment of servers and devices that are part of its e-ticketing operations on the hosted servers of www.irctc.co.in. The STQC Directorate is an attached office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.