Make linking of Aadhaar with PAN card hassle-free
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Make linking of Aadhaar with PAN card hassle-free

April 10, 2017


This refers to the news item titled “Aadhaar to be must for IT returns” in a national daily recently. The PAN numbers of assessees do not match in most cases with the Data Base of the IT Department. With great difficulty one has to find out the name as per the IT data base and upload the Return of Income and not just based on the PAN Card held.

The issue of verifying the return with Aadhaar number has been there last 2 years and in majority of cases the name does not match and assessees have not been able to verify using the same. Hence if this is made mandatory from July 1, no one can file the Return for AY 2017-18 within the due dates.

I request the Finance Ministry to reconsider and understand the practical issues involved and make it mandatory for new applicants for PAN cards to link Aadhaar. For existing PAN Card holders some method has to be found to link the two sans hassles.

–  A. K. Ranganathan, Jayalakshmipuram, 28.3.2017

5 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Make linking of Aadhaar with PAN card hassle-free”

  1. VIJAYAN says:

    I am a senior citizen from south India and not able to link PAN with AADHAR due to mismatch in name. My name in PAN Data base is expanded. In PAN CARD it is short name in capital letters and in AADHAR CARD it is short name in small letters. I don’t have any supporting document to show full name except the PAN Data base. I don’t know how to link these documents unless the authorities help to resolve this issue or I don’t know what will be the end consequence if I fail to link these documents. I am a salaried class and have been filing tax return every year.

  2. Pranalisharma says:

    Hi Vijayan, In my opinion, you first update your aadhar details online it is very easy process after that you can link your aadhar with PAN card online.To update aadhar login to aadhar portal, click on update aadhar, enter your aadhar number, you will receive OTP on your register mobile enter that OTP , select option which you want to update.

  3. aadhar says:

    WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for aadhar

  4. Siva says:

    Many middle aged people who are not computer literate may have problems in linking Aadhar card with Pan cards . But they should take the help of youngsters or the governent agencies to make this process a success. This is one of the schemes tat us designed to stop the massive fraud imparted by the criminals and fraoudsters yo cheat the government of cries of rupees and all the beneficiaries of that fraud are protesting! Genuine people must not fall in to that trap . Here are doe facts
    2 Lakh Muslim kids are missing after linking Adhar card of the students identity with Givernment grants provided was made mandatory! No wonder congress supporters hate the Aadhar card!
    The Uttarakhand government’s scholarship scheme for children from minority communities belonging to below-poverty-line (BPL) families has seen a curious trend of late. The scheme which is meant for students of classes I to X has seen a sharp decline in the number of beneficiaries in the past two years — so much so that over 88% are no longer enrolled in the scheme.
    Data accessed exclusively by A reouted news paper revealed that there were 2,21,800 students who were enrolled for the scheme in 2014-15, but in 2016-17 the number suddenly dipped to just 26,394. What accounts for the disappearance of almost 2 lakh students who were availing benefits of the scheme merely 2 years earlier?
    The scholarship amounts varied depending on the class the student was in. Students in classes I to V were entitled to around Rs 50 per month, those in classes VI to VII almost Rs 80 per month, while the scholarship amount was around Rs 120 for students of classes IX & X.
    There are various theories being circulated to explain the missing students. Since the “disappearance” happened after the minorities welfare department — which oversees the scheme — decided to digitise all its records from 2015-16 onwards, the prevailing theory is that digitisation of records busted the “massive corruption” that used to happen in the guise of the scholarship scheme.
    “The amount meant for students availing of the scholarship was paid to either the schools or madrassas where they were enrolled. After the records became digitised, details of the students were required to be uploaded online. This might have alarmed those indulging in wrong-doing. Consequently, we saw that many districts stopped coming forward to avail of the scheme. In fact, as many as six of the 13 districts reported in the last financial year that there were no takers for the scheme,” said a source in the minorities welfare department.

  5. Rahul says:

    Hi this is Raj, I just applied for a PAN Card on and it was extremely easy with help form the PAN Card agent Fasiha Praveen.


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