Change Passenger Name in IRCTC Ticket | Simple Guide
If you’ve made a confirmed reservation on Indian Railways through IRCTC, and you need to make a change to the name on the ticket, you’ll need to follow a specific process. This process involves submitting a request for a name change to IRCTC and providing appropriate documentation to support the change. Keep in mind that there are certain restrictions and limitations on name changes, and you’ll need to make sure you’re following all of the guidelines and rules set forth by IRCTC in order to make the change successfully.
If you happen to need to modify the name on your reservation, you must obtain approval from the Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of the relevant division. In cases where there is no Senior Divisional Commercial Manager in place, the Divisional Commercial Manager of the relevant division may allow for a change of name on a reservation if the party submits a written request along with all necessary documents as required by the regulations, at least 24 hours before the train is scheduled to depart.
(i) Government servant proceeding on duty on production of a letter from the appropriate authority.
(ii) Between family members due to unavoidable circumstances, viz. father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. No cancellation and reservation charges are recovered in this case. The station Manager will be competent to permit alteration of reservation under the condition mentioned above.
(iii) However, in case of group travelling together, party’s written request should be tendered in writing 48 hours before scheduled departure of train and change of name is not permitted in excess of 10% of total strength of the group/party.
Change in the Name of Passenger Holding Confirmed Reservation
1. Save as otherwise, a berth or a seat reserved in the name of a person shall be used only by the person and shall not be transferable to any other person.
2. 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.
Can I change the name on my reserved train ticket after it has been issued?
Yes, you can request a name change under certain circumstances.
Who is eligible to request a name change on a train ticket?
Government servants on official duty, passengers transferring their ticket to a family member, students of a recognized educational institution, and members of a marriage party are eligible.
How far in advance must I make a name change request?
A written request must be submitted 24 hours before departure for government servants and family transfers. For student transfers, requests must be made 48 hours in advance. Marriage party transfers also require a 48-hour notice.
Which family members can I transfer my ticket to?
You can transfer to your father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband, or wife.
Can I make a name change request on the day of travel?
No, requests must be made in advance according to the guidelines above.