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Repercussions Faced If PAN Card And Aadhar Are Not Linked

The Government Of India has made it mandatory for all PAN card holders to link their PAN
cards with their Aadhar card. The deadline for the same which was earlier 31st August has now
been extended to 31st December 2017 by the Finance Ministry.

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Repercussions

If the two cards are not linked, then one will face difficulty in processing their Income Tax Returns or ITR. It will only be processed once the PAN and the Aadhar are linked. This means that despite filing of ITR you will not receive the refund. Quoting the words of the Income Tax department, “ITR will not be taken up for processing under section 143(1) of the Income Tax act until the PAN is linked to Aadhar.”

The Aadhar card is also mandatory for applying for a PAN card and also for availing various
subsidies from the Government.

The Aadhar card is a 12 digit unique biometric authentication card, which the UIDAI issued,
whereas the PAN card is an alphanumeric card of 10 digits and is allotted to entities and
individuals by the Income Tax Department and is required for filing returns.

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Aadhar Card made Mandatory for Death Certificates From October 1

In a great move to prevent big identity fraud, government made it mandatory to provide Aadhar number or Aadhar enrolment Id number of the deceased for issuing the death certificates to residents of all states barring Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam. This is in order to establish the identity of the deceased. The order comes into effect from october 1, 2017 and dates will be notified separately for the three states. If a person who is applying for the death certificate is unaware of the deceased, he is required  to provide a certificate stating that the deceased person does not possess an Aadhar number to the best of his knowledge.Any false declaration, however, would be treated as an offence as per provisions of the Aadhar act,2016 and also the Registration of Birth and Death act,1969.

Along with the Aadhar number of the spouse or parents, applicants Aadhar number shall also be collected, citing a notification issued by a Registrar General Of India (RGI).According to the notification issued by the RGI under Ministry of Home Affairs use of Aadhar of the applicants of death certificate will result in ensuring the details provided by relatives, dependants of the deceased. This will prevent identity fraud and help in recording the identity of the deceased. This will also help in preventing need to produce multiple documents of the deceased person.

The effective date for the new rule will be october 1, 2017 and states will have to inform the centre about their preparedness for the new system by september 1. Section 57 of the Aadhar card 2016 permits the use of Aadhar number for the establishment of the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or contract to this effect.

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How to Link PAN CARD to AADHAR CARD Online (Complete Guide 2017)

Hello Friends, The recent announcement by the Government has made it mandatory for all PAN cards to be linked to Aadhar cards, else the PAN card will be considered invalid. In this article we have laid down step by step instructions on how you can easily link Pan card to Aadhar card in few a matter of minutes.

Steps to link PAN card to Aadhar card Online –

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  • If you are already registered, Log-in into the Income Tax department’s e-filing portal by entering your PAN as user ID, date of birth and password.
  • Upon logging into the e-filing portal, a pop-up page will appear suggesting you to link your PAN card to your Aadhar card.
  • Click on the pop-up. On the page, your details, such as name, gender, date of birth, will be mentioned already in accordance with the details submitted while registering for the e-filing portal.
  • If no pop up window appears on logging go to profile setting and click on ‘link Aadhar’.
  • The system will Cross check whether the details mentioned on the screen match with those on your Aadhar card.
  • If the details match, Enter your Aadhar card number in the respective space provided and subsequently fill in the captcha code. Next, click on the button present below titled ‘link now’.
  • A pop-up window with the message “ Aadhar-PAN linking is completed successfully” will appear, This confirms the linking of your PAN card with your Aadhar Card.

What is PAN Card ?

Pan Card is a blue colored card , about the size of the debit card. It bears a unique ten character code and link all the transactions which are taxable under a single entity. Thus enabling the Government to keep track of all the transactions in a convenient manner. Even though the primary use of the PAN card is filing income tax returns by Indians and foreigners in the country, alike, it is also used as a proof of identity as well as of age.

What are it’s Drawbacks ?

Even though the PAN card has a unique code and is an identification proof, there are a few drawbacks because of which the Government has proposed to link the PAN cards with Aadhar cards. The drawbacks include inability to detect tax evasion, multiple PAN cards for a single individual and also tedious procedure to file income tax returns.

Benefit’s of Linking Pan Card to Aadhar Card ?

We often wonder that why it is Aadhar card that is becoming the basis of identity of every individual in India. The very fact that Aadhar is unique 10 digit number card & contains the demographic as well as the biometric information of the individual it’s nearly impossible to duplicate it. So any other account like PAN card or voter ID which are not linked to Aadhar card will automatically become null and void & hence helping government to eradicate fake cards from the system.

By linking the PAN card to the Aadhar card, problem of tax evaders would be reduced. Due to Aadhar linking, the tax evading individuals would be easily identified along with their name and address information. The use of multiple PAN cards in an individual’s name to evade tax on certain taxable transactions cannot happen if the account is linked to Aadhar card. Also, the process of filing of income tax returns in itself would become easier after linking the PAN card to Aadhar Card because it would no longer be mandatory to send the Income Tax filing acknowledgement to the Income Tax department.

What is Aadhar Card ?

Aadhar card is a proof of identification as well as address of an individual and has a 12 digit unique number. The Government aimed at having a single document that can be used as identity proof and which contained biometric and demographic information of the individual. That is how the Aadhar card came into being.

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Your PAN Card could be invalid without Aadhar by December (Latest News)

As per the Indian Government’s recent decision, all PAN cards that are not linked to Aadhar card will become invalid after 31st December, 2017.

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Presently, the PAN card is required by taxpayers to file their income tax returns. Also, many citizens, such as students, use the PAN card as a document for identity proof. However, the Government has found there are many fraudulent and fake PAN cards. This error and the fraudulent use of multiple PAN cards under a single person’s name will be rectified by linking it to the Aadhar card, which has a unique 12 digit biometric identification number.

At present, approximately 98% of the population has their Aadhar card or has applied for it. Thus, the time frame till the end of the year for people to apply and get their card is adequate. The aim of introducing the Aadhar card and its unique identification number was to plug leaks in the distribution of the Government’s benefits as well as entitlements. With that objective in mind, the Government has linked many of its projects, schemes and subsidies with the Aadhar card. For instance, the Government’s midday meal scheme is linked to Aadhar card. Recently, the Government has also made submission of Aadhar card details mandatory for applying for a PAN card or for filing of income tax returns.

PAN cards are currently mandatory for travel or hotel bills made via cash transactions which exceed Rs 50,000 and also for purchasing jewellery worth more than Rs 2 lakhs irrespective of it being a cash or card transaction. Even, large cash deposits in banks can be made only by submitting PAN card number and details. However, the problem that has come to the Government’s notice is that there are many duplicate and fraudulent PAN cards that fraudsters are using. For instance, multiple fake PAN card numbers of the same individual are being used to file multiple tax returns.

The proposed introduction of unique and biometric Aadhar card for this purpose, such as tax returns filing and other official submissions, will eliminate duplicate PAN cards and fraudulent acts. In fact, Arun Jaitley, the finance minister, indicated at making the Aadhar card compulsory for all issues related to income tax.

By making Aadhar card mandatory, there will be a transparency in the income tax filing system, since Aadhar is a foolproof document of identification, thereby helping eliminate duplicates, and even helping trace those who launder money or evade tax.

The next agenda of the government is to decide a suitable time period within which citizens carry out the linking of their PAN card with Aadhar card, most likely being end of the year.

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What to do if your Pincode is Missing from Aadhar Official Website

Hello Friends, In this article we are going to lay down a guide on what to do if your Pincode is Missing from Aadhar Official Website.

Normally most of the pincodes across india are covered by the aadhar card pincode portal but If incase your pincode is missing or not available, you can report about it either by visiting your nearby Aadhar card center or it can also be reported online.

In case of online reporting, please follow the below listed step by step instructions.

How to report your missing pincode Online :

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  • Fill all your details like name, E-mail Id and registered mobile number.
  • In the “Category” section, choose “Pincode is missing”.

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  • Insert the captcha image in the box.

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  • Write necessary remarks you want to give regarding your missing pin code in “Remarks” box, and click on “Report Missing Pincode” button.

How to report your missing pincode Offline :

Missing Pincode requests can also be made by visiting your nearby Aadhar card center (To locate your nearest enrolment center please click here).

Aadhar center’s are equipped with necessary authority along with official username and password to create missing pincode addition/correction request, so they should be able to sort it out for you. But, in case they cannot help, you can file a complaint to the Aadhar department via e-mail or phone.

Voice – 1947 (toll-free)

Fax – 080-2353 1947

Letters – PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore – 560001

Email at- help@uidai.gov.in

Address to:

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),

Planning Commission,

Government of India (GoI),

3rd Floor, Tower II, JeevanBharati Building,

Connaught Circus,

New Delhi – 110001.

Aadhar card is considered as one of the most important identity proofs of any Indian citizen; whether it is a six year old kid, or an 80 year old man, Aadhar card is equally essential for all. Our biometric data (iris image and finger prints) are captured in the Aadhar card hence it is the most valued ID document in India. And that is why, it becomes really vital to keep all your details updated and corrected in your Aadhar card. A slight mistake in a single detail can lead to several problems.

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Latest Aadhar Card News 30 Jan 2017- The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) caution about sharing personal information with unauthorised agencies for printing Aadhaar numbers on a plastic card

Latest Aadhar Card News

Nowadays lots of unauthorised agencies have mushroomed in India, who offer to print your Aadhar Card on plastic by charging you Rs 50 – Rs 100. In the Latest Aadhar Card News UIDAI has issued a warning around sharing your personal information with these unauthorised agencies.Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI, said in a statement

 

“The Aadhar card or the downloaded Aadhar card printed on ordinary paper is perfectly valid for all uses. If a person has a paper Aadhar printout, there is absolutely no need to get his/her Aadhaar card laminated or obtain a plastic Aadhar card or so-called smart Aadhaar card by paying money. There is no concept such as smart or plastic Aadhar card,” .

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The UIDAI warned unauthorised agencies that

“collecting such information or unauthorised printing of Aadhaar card or aiding such persons in any manner amounts to a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment under the IPC and, also, Chapter VI of The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.”

As you can see UIDAI has clearly declared that Aadhar card on paper is totally valid.

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How to Secure your Aadhar Card Biometric Information on UIDAI’s website

Hello Friends, today we are sharing a very useful guide on how you can secure your Aadhar Card biometric information online on UIDAI’s website & also laying down the benefits of doing so.

Why is it Important to Secure your Biometric Information ?

Recently an alarming number of cases have been reported where people have claimed misuse of their Aadhar card biometric authentication. Which is a disturbing fact in itself but this can easily be avoided by Securing your Aadhar Card Biometric Information stored on UIDAI’s servers. Not just that Securing your Biometric Information also helps in speeding up your Aadhar verification’s, All the more reason why you should opt for it.

Steps to Secure your Aadhar card Biometric Information –

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  • Enter your 12 digit Aadhar card number in the respected field.

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  • Next, enter the security code as mentioned on the page.

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  • Upon entering these details, click on the button ‘Generate OTP’.
  • The UIDAI website verifies your details and if the Aadhar card number is verified, subsequently sends you an OTP.
  • Upon receiving the OTP you need to verify it by entering it in the ‘Enter OTP’ field.
  • Click Verify.

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  • Once done, you will see the below listed page with a message stating ‘Your Biometric Lock is Disabled, to enable press Enable Button’.

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  • Enter the security code as mentioned on the page & click on ‘enable’.
  • This will lock your Aadhar card biometric information.

Follow the same steps as mentioned above if you want disable biometric locking. Just at the end instead of enabling click on disable.

Please Note that locking/enabling biometric data means you can only authenticate Aadhar card based transactions or request for information via the OTP sent to your mobile number, not with your thumb or iris scan.

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Aadhar Card – What it is & It’s Benefits (Complete Guide 2017)

Since its introduction in 2009, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Aadhar card and Getting registered for it. But many are still uncertain about what exactly is this card and what purpose does it solve.

What is an Aadhar card?

An Aadhar card is a unique identification number issued to citizens of India. This number is universal and centralized. The data of each individual is stored in the government’s database via this biometric card. The government aims to provide assistance as well benefits to the citizens directly via the Aadhar card. This is achieved by transferring money related to social benefit schemes directly to beneficiary’s account. This will also help with putting an end to the middlemen corruption. Aadhar card can be used as a proof of address, identity as well as age when needed, especially when applying for any government service.

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Benefits of Aadhar card

The card being universal does not serve a specific purpose in general, unlike voter ID. It can be used at several places for the citizen’s own benefit. 

  • The Aadhar card can be used as a KYC document, for identification and verification of the holder. It can act as a document proof while opening a bank account. Thus, it is a very important document for an Indian citizen.
  • The card can also be used to Apply for Indian Passport which in past was a time-consuming process. With an Aadhar card, an application can be submitted online with the card acting as proof of identity and residence. An appointment is fixed within the 3 days of making an application. After verification visit, the passport is received within 7 days, thus shortening the process considerably.
  • The Aadhar card also helps pensioners receive their pension without actually being physically present. This scheme is named as Jeevan Praman for Pensioners or digital life certificate. Details of the pensioners can be found online via their card making things easier for both, the authorities and the citizens. Government officials too can get registered online to their departments via the card and receive the monthly pension.
  • Under the Jan Dhan Yojna, people especially those in the rural and remote areas can open a bank account by using only the Aadhar card number as document proof.
  • Upon linking the card to their pension accounts, citizens can avail direct transfer of the provident fund to their accounts by the PF authorities.
  • LPG subsidy too can be received directly into the bank accounts upon linking the card with the LPG connection via the LPG distributor.
  • Investment in the stock market has also become easy with this card being accepted by SEBI as address proof.

The above benefits prove that it is worth the little effort needed to Apply for and obtain your Aadhar card.

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