Due Date Finally Arrived For Linking Pan And Aadhaar

Aadhaar contains a 12-digit random number that is considered as a Unique identity of an individual. It is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Aadhaar is an important identity document and to get Aadhaar the residents just have to register themself at their nearest Aadhaar Centre. There are no registration fees, which means the Government does not charge any amount on the applying process. It is a hundred percent voluntary service from the Government to their residents.

There are many purposes for issuing the Aadhaar. By providing Aadhaar, the government can have an up-to-date track record and updated statistics of the population. It helps to prevent many of the crimes and security problems in the country because the government has details of each and every resident in its database.

Aadhaar contains all the demographic and biometric information of an individual. Aadhaar is a very useful document as it is considered ID proof at various spots in the country.

Previously, the news was reported that the Government had made this mandatory to link Aadhaar with various other documents like PAN and Ration card. The government had given plenty of time to the residents to get their PAN card linked with their Aadhaar card. The government was kept extending the linking date but now the Government has passed the deadline. The due date has been announced by the Government for the linking of the PAN card with the Aadhaar card. PAN stands for Permanent Account Number that plays an important role in the financial life of an individual. It is consisting of 10 alphanumeric characters and issued by Income Tax Department.

Coming back to the case, the final date which is announced is 31 March 2021. People who do not get their PAN linked with their Aadhaar now have to pay a penalty of INR 1000. This means the Supreme court will charge a fine from the residents and the other problem which the residents have to face is that their PAN card will be automatically deactivated by the providing department. Once your PAN card is deactivated, you would not be able to get yourself registered again for a new PAN card. You cannot make your transactions if your PAN card is deactivated. As it is mentioned there are major problems that the residents have to face for not linking the PAN with Aadhaar.

There are two ways of linking PAN with Aadhaar. You can link your PAN with Aadhaar through online mode as well as via SMS. The following are the steps to link PAN through online mode:

• Open the website of Income Tax e-filling at incomtaxindiaefilling.gov.in
• Select the Link Aadhaar option from the Menu Bar.
• Provide the details like your PAN number, Phone Number, and the Aadhaar cardholder name.
• Go through the details and click on the Link Aadhaar option.
• A confirmation message will be received once your Aadhaar is linked with the PAN.

If a person is not aware of the technology or the internet is not in access so the second way is the SMS way. Following are the steps to link your PAN Via SMS mode. Simply on the text message, type UIDAIPAN (12-digit Aadhaar number) space (10-digit PAN number) and send it on 567678 or 56161