New Delhi, July 4, 2017

Nearly a quarter of 30-crore PAN cardholders have linked their unique alphanumeric number with Aadhaar, with over one crore such seedings happening last month.

The jump in the number came after the government made it clear that the PAN-Aadhaar linking was mandatory from July 1 for filing of income tax returns (ITRs) and for obtaining a new Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Out of the about 6.44 crore e-filers registered on the e-filing Web site of the Income Tax department, a senior official said, the Aadhaar-PAN linking had been done in about 3.06 crore cases.

“The total number of PAN-Aadhaar linkages is about 7.36 crore, as per latest figures updated till today. Seeding of over a crore Aadhaar numbers in the PAN database has come about in the last one month,” the official said.

[The Hindu Business Line]