In order to ensure security, the IT department has launched an online facility to correct errors in names and other details in permanent account number (PAN) and Aadhaar document.
Additionally, to make the process of Aadhaar linking hassle-free, the department has also put two separate hyperlinks on its e-filing website. One to update changes in existing PAN data or for a new PAN application.
The second hyperlink is for individuals who want to update Aadhaar details by logging into ‘Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal’ using the unique identity number. On logging in, one can then upload their required scanned documents as a proof for data update.
Notably, over 1.22 crore assesses have Aadhaar-linked PAN but the number is considerably low as there are over 25 crore PAN card holders in India while Aadhaar has been issued to 111 crore people only.
With a recent shuffle in norms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, through an amendment to the Finance Bill for 2017-18, had made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and provided for linking of PAN with Aadhaar to curb tax evasion through the use of multiple PAN cards.