What is the process of applying Instant Free PAN through Aadhaar e-KYC : FM launches

FM launches Instant PAN through the Aadhaar-based e-KYC Knowledge Process to get Free PAN


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In accordance with the statement made in the budget of the Union, the Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Finance Minister officially unveiled the PAN Instant Allocation Service (on a near-real-time basis) here today. This facility is now available to those PAN applicants who have a valid Aadhaar number and a mobile number registered with Aadhaar. The allotment process is paperless and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) is issued free of charge to the applicants.

It may be remembered that the budget of the Union for 2020 requires Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman FM  had announced that it would soon be launching an instant PAN service. In paragraph 129 of the Budget Address, the Finance Minister said, “In the last budget, I implemented the interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar, for which the required rules had already been notified. In order to further accelerate the process of assignment of PAN, we will soon launch a program in which PAN will be instantly allocated electronically on the basis of Aadhaar without any need to fill out a comprehensive application form.

The Instant PAN facility via Aadhaar-based e-KYC was officially launched today, but its trial-based ‘Beta’ edition was released on 12 February 2020 on the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website. Since then, 6,77,680 instant PANs have been released with a processing period of around 10 minutes, until 25 May 2020.

It can also be noted that, as at 25.05.2020, a total of 50.52 crore Accounts have been allotted to citizens, out of which roughly 49.39 crores is allotted to individuals and more than 32.17 crores are so far seeded with Aadhaar.

The instant PAN application method is very quick. Instant PAN applicants are expected to visit the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website to provide their valid Aadhaar number and then apply the obtained OTP to their registered Aadhaar mobile phone. Upon effective completion of this process, a 15-digit recognition number is created. If required, the applicant can, at any time, check the status of the request by providing its valid Aadhaar number, and on positive submission, download the e-PAN. The e-PAN will also be submitted to the user via e-mail if it is registered with Aadhaar.

The introduction of the immediate PAN facility is just another step by the Income Tax Department towards Digital India, making it easier for taxpayers to comply.

It is compulsory to connect your PAN card to Aadhaar by 30 June of this year, otherwise, it will become inoperative. The income tax department also allowed all income taxpayers to use their Aadhaar numbers instead of the PAN.

What is the process of Instant online PAN for Free Using Aadhaar?

PAN stands for Permanent Account Number, by means of which all tax-related information for a person/company is registered. It serves as the primary key to the storing of knowledge that is spread throughout the world. Therefore, one person can not have more than one PAN card or two people can not have the same PAN. The PAN is valid for life.

the Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Union Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has launched a new facility through the 2020 budget, where people will be able to access instant PAN through the Aadhaar number without having a comprehensive application form. The facility is completely paperless and no physical submission is required. The Instant PAN allocation service is for users who have a valid Aadhaar number. PAN is issued to applicants in PDF format free of charge.

The process to Apply Instant Free PAN through Aadhaar :

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Step by Step Process to apply for PAN online free of charge:

Step 1: Go to https:/www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in / home and click “Instant PAN”

It’s going to lead you to the Instant PAN through the Aadhaar tab.

Stage 2: Now press the “Get New PAN” button

It will forward you to the PAN application form

Step 3: Filing a PAN form

You will be asked to include your Aadhaar number for the PAN assignment after phase 2.

Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar code, select “I confirm that” checkbox, enter Captcha, and press “Generate Aadhaar OTP”

The OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number or to the Aadhaar phone. Enter the OTP and validate the number of Aadhaar.

Now validate the Aadhaar details, i.e. the address indicated on the Aadhaar card. Please also check your Email Address.

After you have provided the details above, click on “Submit PAN Request.”

After you have submitted details, a 15-digit recognition number will be generated. Save it from your history.

Check the status of your PAN card by repeating Step 2 and clicking “Check Status / Download PAN”

Aadhaar-based PAN distribution FAQ

  1. What’s the PAN?

Answer: PAN, or Permanent Account Number, is a special 10-digit alphanumeric code. The Income Tax Department issues PAN in compliance with the Income Tax Act & Regulations. Financial institutions and agencies are also required to have PAN.

  1. What is Instant PAN based on Aadhar card?

Answer: Aadhaar-based instant PAN allocation service is to provide PAN in near-real-time. You are required to quote a valid Aadhaar number issued by the Indian Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) and not linked to any PAN. The e-KYC details for that Aadhaar number shall be shared with the Specific Identity Authority of India (UIDAI). After due process of e-KYC details in the Income-tax database, you get a PAN.

  1. Is this PAN right? Is it separate from the PAN provided by other types of applications?

Answer: Yes, the PAN is valid. It is not distinct from the PAN provided by the Income-Tax Department by other modes of application. After due process of e-KYC details in the Income-tax database, you get a PAN.

  1. Is this PAN right? Is it separate from the PAN provided by other types of applications?

Answer: Yes, the PAN is valid. It is not distinct from the PAN provided by the Income-Tax Department by other modes of operation. However, this PAN is paperless, online, and free of charge.

  1. If I apply for Instant PAN, how am I going to get the assigned PAN?

Answer: You can access the PAN by uploading the Aadhaar number to Test the status of the PAN. You can also get the PAN in PDF format via e-mail if your e-mail ID is registered with Aadhaar.

  1. Do I have to pay for using this Instant PAN-based Aadhaar facility?

Answer: No, this facility is free of charge.

  1. What’s the e-PAN?

Answer: e-PAN is a digitally signed PAN card issued in electronic format by the Department of Income Tax.

  1. Would be e-PAN a proper PAN form?

Answer: Yes, e-PAN is a valid PAN proof. e-PAN contains a QR code with demographic details of the applicant for PAN, such as name, date of birth, and photograph. This information can be obtained via a QR code scanner. E-PAN is hereby acknowledged by Notification No. 7 of 2018 dated 27.12.2018, issued by the Chief Inspector General of Income-tax (Systems). Click here to view the notification (https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/eFiling/Portal/e-PAN_PDF_and_App_Links/notification_7_2018_pan.pdf).

  1. Where can I download the QR code reader from?

Answer: This can be downloaded from the connection given on the QR Code Reader website.

  1. May I use this facility if I have a PAN already? May I ask for a separate PAN?

Answer: No, no. Pursuant to Section 272B(1) of the Income Tax Act, an individual with more than one PAN is liable to pay a penalty of Rs.10,000.

  1. Who can apply for the assignment of Instant PAN through Aadhaar e-KYC?

Answer: Applicants of PAN who have an Aadhaar number from UIDAI and have registered their mobile number with Aadhaar may apply.

  1. Can foreign citizens apply for PAN via e-KYC?

Answer: No,

  1. Is there any mandatory requirement to apply through e-KYC?

Answer: Yes, the mobile number of PAN applicants should be registered with UIDAI in the Aadhaar database.

  1. May I apply for a PAN if my Aadhaar card isn’t active?

Answer: No, you can’t apply.

  1. How is Aadhaar verified by instant PAN?

Answer: UIDAI sends an OTP to the registered mobile number through the Aadhaar e-KYC process.

  1. What if I don’t have an OTP?

Answer: You can resubmit your Aadhaar e-KYC page to get a new OTP. If you don’t have an OTP yet, you need to contact UIDAI.

  1. How many times is it possible to produce OTP?

Answer: Any amount of times,

17 If Aadhaar authentication is rejected during e-KYC, what should I do?

  • Answer: Aadhaar authentication can be refused due to incorrect OTP. The problem can be solved by entering the correct OTP. If it is indeed denied, you need to contact the UIDAI.
  1. would I need a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) to apply for a PAN card through an Aadhaar-based Instant PAN facility?

  • Answer: No,
  1. would I have to request a physical copy of the KYC application or proof of the Aadhaar card?

Answer: No, It’s an online operation. No paperwork is needed.

20. Do I need to upload an e-KYC scanned photo, signature, etc.?

  • Answer: No,
  1. Will I have to give an acknowledgment or a record if an instant PAN is used in e-KYC Aadhaar mode?

  • Answer: No, The PAN user will use the Aadhaar number to know the status of the Instant PAN application and to produce PAN in PDF format.
  1. Would I need to carry out an in-person check (IPV)?

  • Answer: No, Aadhaar based e-KYC does not require any in-person verification.
  1. Which centers are assigned to PAN by e-KYC?

  • Answer: PAN allocation through Aadhaar e-KYC is permitted only via the e-filing website.
  1. Can we give a different address to the Aadhaar card address?

  • Answer: No, The address available to UIDAI in the Aadhaar database will be registered in the PAN database.
  1. How would I track the progress of my Instant PAN application?

Answer: when the request is submitted, the applicant can verify the status of the request by following the following steps:

(a) To access the PAN, kindly go to the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website. (Url: https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in)

(b) Click the link- ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar'(https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Services/ApplyePANThroughAadhaar.html).

(c) Click the link- ‘Check Status of PAN’ (https://www1.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-FilingGS/Services/ePANStatus.html?lang=eng).
(d) Apply the Aadhaar number in the space given, then send the OTP sent to the registered Aadhaar mobile phone.

  1. would I get a PAN card?

Answer: No, no. You will be given an e-PAN that is a legitimate type of PAN.

  1. Where can I get a physical PAN PAN card?

  • Answer: If you have assigned a PAN, you can obtain a printed physical PAN card by submitting a PAN to the links below.


  1. Can I make any changes in my existing PAN through this facility?

Answer: No. Please use the Change Request Facility provided on the links below-

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