Aadhaar is considered by the government as a unique identification of Indian citizen. Is it really unique? If so, then how a person has received two different Aadhaar card with the same name but different address? As the government has set March 31, 2018 as the last date to link your personal documents with Aadhaar number and it will be the last date finalized by them. So, before March 31, 2018 you must have to link Aadhaar with PAN.
Aadhaar is now an integral part of every citizen and you know that. Whatever you do, wherever you go, you have to have your 12-digit personal identification number with you. These ranges fro the filing of income tax return (ITR) to obtaining a PAN – issued by the Income Tax Department to a person, firm or entity.
According to a report, approximately 14 crores out of about 30 crore citizens have linked their PAN card with Aadhaar, as the UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey told news agency Press Trust of India(PTI). The Supreme Court last week extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar to all services including new bank accounts and mobile phone connections, to March 31, 2018.
Prior to that the last date to link PAN card with Aadhaar card was December 31, 2017. But what if any of basic details like your name, date of birth and gender are fed differently in both the identity numbers? The government has on microblogging site Twitter shared a flowchart explaining the process of linking Aadhaar card with PAN card.
What if Aadhaar-PAN details go mismatch?
Be aware if you need to change any details on your PAN card while updating. If you want to correct it online the secure way is to login via Income Tax Department’s website – incometaxindia.gov.in. If your Aadhaar details require updating, you have two ways to request changes: online(it will require otp number that you have given in your Aadhaar card) or by visiting the enrolment center.
In the UIDAI website, you will find many tools. The UIDAI portal is- uidai.gov.in through which users can change their address given on Aadhaar but not more than that.
If you find some indifference what should you do?
According to the UIDAI, you can change details online or by SMS with one time password based system. “OTP will be sent to the Registered Mobile Number,’ the UIDAI said.
In case the basic details given on PAN doesn’t match with those on Aadhaar, the user can simply link the two identity numbers using one of the following methods.
Here is how you can use the SMS facility to link Aadhaar with PAN:
- Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in the following format
- UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>
- Example: UIDPAN 123456789012 ABCDE1234Z
Online process to link Aadhaar with PAN:
Step 1 :
Just go to www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in and click on the link in the left pane – Link Aadhaar
Step 2 :
Provide PAN, Aadhaar no. and ENTER NAME EXACTLY AS GIVEN IN AADHAAR CARD (avoid spelling mistakes) and submit. After verification from UIDAI which is the government website for Aadhaar, the linking will be confirmed.