Photo ID card by Bar Council can be used as id proof at airport terminals

Now, the “photo identity card” issued by Bar Councils to advocates can be used as a valid identification proof to enter Airport terminals along with valid tickets.

This was recently affirmed by the Office of Additional Director General, Airport Sector Central Industrial Security Force, Ministry of Home Affairs vide letter no. O-42018/APC/OPS (46)/Complaint/WZ/17-10708 dated 05.12.2018. The response was given in regard to a feedback given by one Mr. Mohit Kumar Gupta.

As per the response, an instruction has been issued to all the Chief Airport Security Officers of all the airports under Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security cover to accept photo id card issued by the Bar Council as a valid proof for entry in terminal buildings.

However, valid tickets are also to be furnished along with the such photo id proof issued by the Bar Council.

The relevant text from the response letter reads as follows:

“It is informed that an instruction has been issued to all Chief Airport Security Officers of all the airports under CISF security cover to accept the photo ID card issued by the Bar Council as a valid ID proof for entry in terminal buildings along with valid tickets as per Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) guidelines”

This response was given by Mr. Ajay Kumar, AIG/Airport Sector.

Copy of letter:

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-Tushar Kaushik

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