New Delhi: Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world. Railways’ tourism and catering arm IRCTC also offers online ticket booking and cancellation service. It may be noted that 55% of the total reserved tickets booked are booked online. It may be noted that IRCTC also have authorized ticket booking agents who can book unlimited e-tickets. IRCTC authorised agents can earn up to Rs 80,000 per month.
When an agent user logs in, IRCTC application will authenticate the digital certificate, and if authenticated, it will allow him to book e-tickets only without applying any restriction on the number of tickets to be booked. As an IRCTC agent, you get Rs 20 per PNR in case of non-AC class and Rs 40 per PNR in case of AC class.
Additionally, agents also get 1% of the transaction amount for value above Rs 2,000 and 0.75% of the transaction amount for value up to Rs 2,000 as payment gateway charges. Both agent service charges and payment gateway charges are printed on the ticket copy itself. There are no limitations on the number of tickets agents can book in a month, so one can book an unlimited number of tickets in the month
Here’s how one can become an IRCTC authorised agent:
Documents required: PAN card, Aadhaar card, mobile number, valid email ID, photo, office address proof, residential address proof, declaration form and registration form.
Registration plan and fee:
1. Fill the registration form online.
2. Send back the scanned copies of your documents along with signed application form and declaration form.
3. After verifying your documents, IRCTC will direct you to deposit Rs 1,180 for creating IRCTC ID.
4. Digital Certificate will be created for you after OTP and Video verification.
5. After you receive Digital Certificate in USB Dongle via courier, you have to deposit IRCTC fee.
6 After your fee is received, your IRCTC Credentials will be emailed to you.
7. You are now an authorized agent and you can book tickets online for your clients.
Benefits: Authorised agents are allowed to book all type of tickets including Tatkal, Waiting List, RAC. They earn a commission on each booking and transaction. They also get a 24×7 live search engine booking system which allows them to search all trains, check availability, access PNR status, book tickets through a single wallet system. Apart from this, these agents also get professional support from IRCTC authorised web service provider along with an IRCTC agent License. The agents have their own online account which they use to book domestic and international flights.
These authorised agents can also book bus, hotel, holiday and tour packages. They also enjoy money transfer, prepaid recharge and other services. IRCTC agents get unlimited ticket booking, flexibility to book tickets in bulk, recognition in the travel industry, permission to book tatkal tickets 15 minutes after the general public opening time, easy cancellation policy, air/rail/bus/hotel/holidays/Forex etc.