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Last day to link Aadhaar with PAN if deadline not extended; 4 easy steps to follow


New Delhi: All tax payers in the country will have to link their PAN with Aadhaar by the stipulated deadline, which is Aug 31. This is because the Supreme Court verdict on privacy has no bearing on the requirement, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Friday.

When asked about the implication of the Supreme Court ruling on linking of Aadhaar and PAN, Pandey said, “There also, linking of PAN to Aadhaar is mandated by an amendment in income tax act. The linking will continue under that act and law. There is no change.”

Pandey added that various deadlines that have been prescribed, be it under the provision of Aadhaar Act, Income Tax Act or money laundering rules will “have to be adhered to as those laws are valid.”

When asked if anyone can refuse to give their details in the backdrop of SC order, Pandey said: “As of today, no. Because Aadhaar Act is a valid Act and this judgment has not commented anything on Aadhaar Act.” Pandey said Aadhaar enrolment will continue unhindered.

While Aadhaar is a biometric authentication issued by the UIDAI, PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the I-T department to individuals and entities.

How to Link Aadhaar with PAN Card

  • 01

    visit the website

    Visit and click on Link Aadhaar

  • 02

    Submitting essential details

    Submit details of your PAN, Aadhaar no. and the name that is mentioned in your Aadhaar card (spelling mistakes should be omitted). The details you provide will be verified by UIDAI, the government website for Aadhar

  • 03

    No mismatch in Aadhaar and PAN card

    In cases where there is a mismatch in the names given in Aadhar and PAN, the linking process will stop and the taxpayer will be obliged to change their name in either of the database

  • 04

    Linking through SMS as well

    Yes. The Aadhaar number and PAN can be linked through SMS too. An SMS should be sent from your registered mobile number to 567678 or 56161 in the following format. UIDPAN<SPACE><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>