The Income Tax department has launched a new e-facility to link a person's Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN).
The department's e-filing website - https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ - has created a new link on its homepage making it "easy" to link the two unique identities of an individual.
The link requires a person to punch in his PAN number, Aadhaar number and the "exact name as given in the Aadhaar card".
"After verification from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will be confirmed. In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP (one time password) will be required," the department said in its advisory to taxpayers and individuals.
The OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number and email of the individual.
It urged them to ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly the same, to ensure linking without failure.
How to Link PAN With Aadhar Card
"There is no need to login or be registered on e-filing website (of the I-T department). This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN," it said.
While Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI to a resident of India, PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued in the form of a laminated card by the IT department to any person, firm or entity.