PAN card is necessary for many financial functions such as opening a bank account, investing in mutual funds or the stock market. Even you will not be able to transact more than Rs 50,000 without a PAN card. If you have not yet made a PAN card and you need it urgently, there is no reason to panic. You can get a PAN card in less than 10 minutes through Aadhaar Card.
You can get your e-PAN card made online through Aadhaar Card. This facility is completely free. For this, you have to apply for a PAN card from the income tax website. You will only need to enter the 12 digit Aadhaar number to apply for e-PAN. Keep in mind that it is necessary for the mobile number to be linked with the Aadhaar number.
This is a step by step process
Step 1. Go to the E-filing website of Income Tax Department www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in.
Step 2. Now go to the ‘Quick Links’ section on the home page and click on ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’.
Step 3. Then click on the link to ‘Get New PAN’. This will take you to the Instant Pan Request webpage.
Step 4. Now confirm by entering your Aadhaar number and captcha code.
Step 5. Now click on Generate Aadhar OTP. You will receive an OTP on the registered mobile number.
Step 6. Enter OTP in the text box and click on ‘Validate Aadhaar OTP’. After this, click on the Continue button.
Step 7. Now you will be redirected to the PAN request submission page, here you will have to confirm your Aadhaar details and accept the terms and conditions.
Step 8. After this, click on ‘Submit PAN Request’.
Step 9. Now after this, an enrollment number will be generated. You need to note down this enrollment number.
The process to download the PAN card
For this, you will again have to go to the ‘Quick Links’ section on the homepage of the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department and click on ‘Instant PAN through Aadhaar’. After this, click on the ‘Check Status / Download PAN’ button here. Here you can check the status of your PAN card by entering the Aadhaar number and captcha code. Also, you can download your PAN card from here.