IRCTC eWallet Registration process to register e-Wallet in new website

IRCTC eWallet is a feature and service through which a user can make a deposit of money in advance to IRCTC and then use it as a payment option along with other payment options available for ticket booking for paying money to book tickets. This scheme allows users to deposit money in advance in their IRCTC account. The e-Wallet balance can be used to make payment while booking tickets on the IRCTC website in addition to other payment options available. This scheme will help users to book tickets faster than before. But this scheme is not available from 8 AM in the morning and until 12 Noon. Therefore this scheme is not available for Tatkal ticket booking in the morning. Also, you have to pay Rs. 250/- to register for the e-Wallet scheme, which is nonrefundable.

Many users have registered with this scheme and expressed their opinion. Check what users are saying about scheme IRCTC eWallet Review.

Benefits of IRCTC e-wallet scheme

According to IRCTC, the e-Wallet scheme will provide the following benefits:
  1. While booking train tickets through the IRCTC account, the transaction will be more hassle-free and secure.
  2. This scheme eliminates the bank payment approval process during ticket booking, therefore booking tickets will become faster.
  3. Saving of Payment Gateway per ticket. Because Payment Gateways are not involved while booking tickets through this scheme.
  4. Users can manage their e-Wallet account online and also top up by depositing money online.
  5. When any of the provided banks go offline that is out of service, then still users can book tickets through e-Wallet account.
  6. In the case of any train ticket cancellation, the due refund will be credited to the user's IRCTC e-wallet Account the next day.

Steps to IRCTC e-wallet registration and ticket booking:

  1. Login to IRCTC account with your existing IRCTC user id and password.
  2. Click the "e-Wallet Registration" link under the e-Wallet Section.
    Picture of IRCTC ewallet registration link
  3. Complete the Verification process by providing PAN CARD No. and other details. Verification can be done through PAN or Aadhaar. Please provide the correct information for successful verification. In case of verification through Aadhaar, the KYC response will be stored in the user’s IRCTC profile.
    Picture of aadhaar verification during ewallet registration
  4. After the verification process, the payment page will appear for payment of the IRCTC e-Wallet Registration fee. 
  5. Create a Transaction Password required at the time of booking and reconfirm the same
  6. password in the text box provided.
  7. Select the Bank for the payment of Registration Fee from the list of payment options available.
  8. Deposit a one-time registration fee of Rs.250/-(inclusive of Service Tax and Education CESS on Service Tax, nonrefundable) online with any of the available payment options. Registration Fee is non-refundable.
  9. After successful payment, the User will be logged out and a successful registration message is provided.
  10. Now, credit the IRCTC e-wallet account with the minimum deposit of Rs.100/- and top up with the required booking amount. The maximum amount permitted in the user's account is Rs. 5,000.
  11. Pay ticket booking amount through IRCTC e-wallet, which is displayed as a payment option along with other Banks.
  12. An e-ticket is provided as usual on successful train ticket booking.
Note: IRCTC's e-Wallet facility is not available from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Steps to Make a deposit in IRCTC e-wallet account

  1. Login to IRCTC account by entering your username and password.
  2. To deposit the amount in the IRCTC eWallet account click on the ‘IRCTC eWallet DEPOSIT’ link on the Left Navigation Bar. Select the option and enter the amount to be deposited and reconfirm the same amount. The deposit amount should be more than the minimum amount (Rs 100/-) and less than the maximum limit (Rs 10000 – Current Balance).
    Picture of payment deposit process in ewallet account
  3. Select the payment option from the dropdown list and click on the submit button for payment.
  4. After the successful deposit, a successful payment message will be provided.
  5. To check the status of the deposit in the e-Wallet account, click the 'DEPOSIT HISTORY' link on the left navigation bar. Enter the profile password and click the 'Go' button.
  6. You will be redirected to the 'Deposit History' page where the status of all the e-Wallet deposit amounts will be provided.
  7. In case the amount debited from the customer’s bank account and deposit not reflecting in IRCTC eWallet account, the amount will be refunded to the customer bank account after confirmation from the concerned Bank to IRCTC.
    Picture of payment deposit transactions in ewallet
So register and try this new scheme of IRCTC and also please share your experience with IRCTC's eWallet scheme by leaving a comment below.

IRCTC eWallet Reviews

IRCTC has recently launched a new scheme called IRCTC e-Wallet. Under this scheme, you can make an advance deposit with the IRCTC and you can use your balance in your e-Wallet account to book tickets.

According to IRCTC main advantages of this scheme are:

  1. It will provide hassle-free and secure transactions while booking tickets. Most of the time when you book a ticket, you must have noticed that most of the transactions get failed and you have to wait 2-4 days to get the money back. Also, you have to keep track of whether the refund has been made or not.
  2. IRCTC e-Wallet will fasten your ticket booking process because you don’t have to go through a payment gateway for payment approval.
  3. It will save payment gateway transaction charges.
  4. It will reduce dependency on banks. If your bank is temporarily out of service you cannot book a ticket through normal payment methods but this issue gets resolved with this scheme.
  5. e-Wallet account is easily manageable online. You can add money to your e-Wallet whenever required.

IRCTC eWallet review by users who have registered with this scheme:

  1. There is a problem while registering with the scheme, Even after providing correct PAN number and First Name on PAN card, users getting error "First Name incorrect", said Nirmal Kumar and SubaMadhan.
  2. According to SaurabhMurthy, and others, it is useless if you cannot book a ticket from 8 AM to 12 PM because these are the peak hours to book Tatkal tickets.
  3. There is a registration fee of Rs. 250 for the IRCTC e-Wallet scheme. “From what I have heard so far, this is a total waste unless you travel a lot. Registration fees of 250 non-refundable and 5 or 10 Rs per ticket additional. This will probably be more than what a credit charge charges. And on top of it, it can’t be used between 8 and 12. So total waste” said Krishnaraj.
  4. Also, most of the users doubt that how much someone will save by preventing payment gateway charges.
We conducted a poll for two months on the IRCTC e-Wallet new service and the results are below.

Is IRCTC eWallet Useful?

Many people are sharing their opinion with us. If you have also registered with the IRCTC e-Wallet scheme please share your opinion with us here, we are getting only negative reviews about this scheme.
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