Aadhaar and PAN are the most important document in India. it plays a significant role in the country. If we talk about Aadhaar, it is a 12 digit unique identity number provided by the unique identification authority of India. Aadhaar plays an important role in the identity proof of an individual all across the country. It is issued to the residents of India. The registration process for Aadhaar is quite simple as the applicants have to visit the nearest Aadhaar center to get themselves registered for the Aadhaar. There are no registration fees on the application process as it is a voluntary service from the government to the residents. It means the residents do not have to pay any amount on the registration process whereas in the future the changes of demographic and biometric data may charge up to the amount of rupees 50 INR.
The purpose behind the free registration is that government wants to enroll as many people as they can enroll in their system to keep a full record. It helps greatly to prevent a lot of major crimes such as security problems of the residents and much more. On the other hand, a PAN card is a permanent account number that contains 10 alphanumeric characters. It plays an important role in the financial life of an individual. If once your PAN card is blocked you would not be able to make any of the transactions and to have your previous PAN card unlock you have to pay a huge amount of penalty. Previously the government had made this compulsory to link Adhaar with the PAN card.
Online link for Aadhaar-PAN: The Indian government recently declared that the deadline for connecting a PAN card to an Aadhaar card has extended. The linking of the two government ID cards is now needed. If an individual fails to do so by June 30, 2021, their PAN cards will become inactive. Customers will be impacted because they will be unable to conduct transactions where PAN quoting is needed. According to the Finance Bill, 2021, such customers may face a penalty of Rs 1,000.
The government has made it mandatory to have an Aadhaar card when applying for a new PAN card under the new law. Interlinking is performed automatically for new PAN card applicants during the application process. Now at this stage, many people want to check that they have linked their cards or not. If you’re unsure whether or not you’ve connected your PAN card to your Aadhaar card, you can check the status online:
• Visit the Income Tax e-filing portal.
• Fill in your PAN and Aadhaar numbers.
• Select ‘Check status’ from the drop-down menu.
• You should be able to see whether your PAN and Aadhaar cards are connected or not in this section.
• If your PAN and Aadhaar cards aren’t connected yet, follow these steps to do so: PAN-Aadhaar is a unique identification number provided by the government of India.
How do I relate my Aadhaar number to my PAN number online?
To connect your PAN to your Aadhaar, send an SMS from your registered mobile number to 567678 or 56161. Simply type ‘UIDAIPAN (12-digit Aadhaar number) space (10-digit PAN Number)’ in the text message. For example UIDPAN 100023456789 XXYZ0123X.