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Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
01-August-2017 17:46 IST

Mandating Aadhaar linkage to PAN cards

            Permanent Account Number (PAN) is the key identifier of taxable entity and aggregator of all financial transactions undertaken by one person. One PAN for one person is the guiding principle for allotment of PAN. However, for achieving the objective of one PAN to one assessee it is required to maintain uniqueness of PAN. The uniqueness of PAN is achieved by conducting a de-duplication check on all already existing allotted PAN against the data furnished by new applicant. Under the existing system of PAN only demographic data is captured. Some instances are found where multiple PANs have been allotted to one person or one PAN has been allotted to multiple persons despite the application of de-duplication process based on demographic data. Linkage of Aadhaar number into PAN database will allow a robust way of de-duplication as Aadhaar number is based on biometric attributes of finger prints and iris images. Further seeding of Aadhaar will allow the Income-tax Department to weed out any undetected duplicate PANs. It will also facilitate resolution of cases of one PAN allotted to multiple persons.

            As on 27.7.2017, 11,44,211 PANs have been identified and deleted or de-activated in cases where multiple PANs were found allotted to one person. Similarly, as on 27.7.2017, 1,566 PANs have been identified as ‘Fake’ which were allotted to either non-existent person or in the names of persons with false identities. In this regard, the PAN service provider carries out onsite verification of PAN applications to verify identity and addresses of the applicant and share the report of such verification to the concerned Assessing Officer. On receipt of such report the assessing officer also conducts enquires and mark the PAN as “Fake”. If information of allotment of more than one PAN is received, the facility to delete or de-activate the PAN is available with the Assessing Officer through application software. Further, during 2004 to 2007, an exercise for de-duplication of PAN was conducted in the Department to identify probable duplicate PANs, which were consequently deleted or de-activated by the concerned assessing officers after examinations.

            This was stated by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. (01.08.2017)



            mAadhar is most convenient way to have your Aadhaar Card details along with you anywhere in India at anytime. According to UIDAI Mobile Android App mAadhaar helps Aadhaar holders can download from Google Play Store using official Link from the Authorities. Unique Identification Authority of India it helps holders to carry soft copy of their Aadhaar to anywhere anytime throught the India on Android App. mAadhaar Mobile Android App is official Application developed by the UIDAI uidai-maadhaar-mobile-android-app-download-google-play-store

            Important things about mAadhaar Mobile Android App

            mAadhaar app asks for Pass word immediately after downloading and trying to open. Then we have to set up a password with 8-12 characters containing alpha numeric with a alpha capital along with special charactors

            An Aadhaar Profile can be downloaded only on mobile having registered mobile number linked with Aadhaar

            If your mobile is not registered with Aadhaar, please visit nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Centre

            There is no Manual entry provision because of Security cautions

            Users are advised not to navigate from mAadhaar while trying to get OTP through SMS. mAadhaar reads the OTP automatically once it received

            The mAadhaar app enables users to carry details of more than one Aadhaar card in the digital form. If any other member of your family has the same mobile number registered as yours with Aadhaar, you can also add his or her profile using the mAadhaar app. The app allows a user to add a maximum three profiles in digital form on a particular device.

            Once a user enables the Bio-metric Locking system, his or her bio-metric remains locked till the Aadhaar holder chooses to either unlock it (which is temporary) or disable the locking system.

            One Aadhaar profile can be active on only one device at a time. If you create a profile on another device by inserting the SIM in another device, the previous profile would become inactive and would be deleted from the older device whenever any operation is attempted within the mAadhaar app from that device.

            Sharing of QR code and eKYC data: A user of mAadhaar can share demographics-related information with service providers using the QR code, instead of manual entry.

            mAadhaar comes with TOTP or Time-based One-Time Password generation feature. Users can use this automatically generated temporary password instead of SMS-based OTP.          Click here to Download Mobile App for Aadhaar Card

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