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Aadhaar

Instant PAN Through Aadhaar Based e-KYC

by Sanjeev Archak Sanjeev Archak No Comments

The Income Tax Department has launched a new facility of availing instant Permanent Account Number (PAN) for applicants with a valid Aadhaar. This is a massive improvement over the current process where an individual has to wait for 14 days for the PAN to arrive post filling the application.  Plus, one had to pay Rs 93 for delivery to his/her chosen postal address. This new Instant PAN facility is free of cost.

 Procedure for availing PAN:

  1. To apply for PAN, please visit the e-Filing website of Income-tax department.(Url: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  2. Click the link- ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’.
  3. Click the link- ‘Get New PAN’.
  4. Fill in your Aadhaar in the space provided, enter captcha and confirm.
  5. The applicant will receive an OTP on the registered Aadhaar mobile number; submit this OTP in the text box on the webpage.
  6. After submission, an acknowledgement number will be generated. Please keep this acknowledgment number for future reference.
  7. On successful completion, a message will be sent to the applicant’s registered mobile number and e-mail id (if registered in UIDAI & authenticated by OTP). This message specifies the acknowledgement number.

How to Download PAN:

  1. To download PAN, please go to the e-Filing website of Income-tax department. (Url: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)
  2. Click the link- ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’.
  3. Click the link- ‘Check Status of PAN’.
  4. Submit the Aadhaar number in the space provided, then submit the OTP sent to the Aadhaar registered mobile number.
  5. Check the status of application- whether PAN is allotted or not.
  6. If PAN is allotted, click on the download link to get a copy of the e-PAN pdf

Format of e-PAN:

The e-PAN also contains enhanced QR code having demographic (Name, DOB) as well as biometric
(scanned photo and signatures) information of the PAN holders which can be accessed and used for
PAN verification purposes in off-line mode. Sample of e-PAN