Earlier, changing the name of a passenger in a confirmed reservation ticket was quite difficult and involved a lot of procedure to be followed. Today this can be done quite easily in a matter of few minutes only.
Process of name change
Any passenger can change his/her name in the E-ticket. For this one has to visit the nearest Railway Reservation Office and furnish the print out of the ‘Electronic Reservation Slip’ together with the photo identify proof of the passenger whose name is required to be change. This facility of name change is being offered to the passenger as per the extant Railway rules of the by the Indian Railways.
The name of the passenger can be changed as per the request of the passenger and can be transferred to any other member of the family which include Father, Mother, sister, Brother, spouse and so on.
Similarly, as per the extant Railway rules any passenger who is a railway employee traveling for his duty or any other government authority, can also request for name change in the E-ticket.
Important things remember
The first thing to remember before going for such name change is that, a passenger can change his name only 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure of his/her train as per extant Railway rules. He can replace his name with name of his blood relations only. Such name change in the E-ticket can be done only once and not more than once.