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    Instant PAN card online through Aadhaar facility formally launched! Check how to apply, process

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today formally launched the facility for instant allotment of PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC (on near to real-time basis). The Income Tax department tweeted that the process of applying for the instant PAN is very simple. You can go to the e-filing website of Income Tax Department for generating the PAN instantly.

    The Income Tax department said that the process for applying for instant PAN is extremely simple. “The applicant may go to the e-filing website of the Income Tax Department to provide her/his valid Aadhaar no & submit the OTP generated on the Aadhaar registered mobile no.”

    “On completion of this process, a 15-digit acknowledgement no is generated. The status of the request can be checked anytime by providing the valid Aadhaar no &once allotted, the e-PAN can be downloaded. e-PAN is also sent to the applicant on the email id, if registered with Aadhaar,” the tax department said.

    The instant PAN facility was announced by the Finance minister in the Union Budget. The Ministry of Finance said in a statement that the instant PAN facility is now available for those PAN applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number and have a mobile number registered with Aadhaar. The allotment process is paperless and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) is issued to the applicants free of cost.