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Circular No.: NSDL/TIN/12017/001

January 10, 2017

Subject: New design of PAN card

All TEN-FCs & PAN Centres are hereby informed that the Income Tax Department (ETD) has prescribed certain changes in the existing design of the PAN Card. Accordingly, with effect from January 1, 2017, PAN cards are being printed as per the new design specifications approved by ITD.

Specimen of the PAN card as per new design is as under:

New pancard design

New features:

(i) Quick Response (QR) code having details of the PAN applicant is printed on PAN card for enabling verification of the PAN Card;

(ii) Legends have been incorporated for particulars Name, father’s, and date of birth fields. Position of PAN & signature has been changed.

(iii) Position of PAN & signature has been changed.

All TIN-FCs and PAN Centres are advised to take note of the above and advise applicants in the events of queries received from the applicants.

For and on behalf of

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure limited

Mantu Prasad

Senior Manager

Digitally signed by PRASAD MANTU

Date: 2017.01.10 16:02 :46. IST

Encl.: a/a

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48 responses to “New design of PAN card with effect from January 1, 2017”

  1. CA. S.C.Podder says:

    No need to Panic , old designed valid PAN cards are valid .

  2. venkat says:

    My pan card has name as first name and third name . but aadhaar card contains initials of ffirst aname and third name in full. now what to do. I do not want to change the name in aadhaar card becuse bank name, LPG name etc are in initialized name

    • CA SUSHIL KUMAR SINGHAL says:

      Full name of the person/ father’s name and date of birth adhar should exact match PAN.

      If not kindly get it corrected

  3. CA Sridhar Bhadramraju says:

    PAN Card represents Unique Number. Card is not important whether it is in old format or in different color. No need to apply for a new one. All the old cards including White Colored PAN Cards are still Valid. So, no Cut of date for new card etc..

    Also, if any one is voluntarily seeking for new format of PAN card, can apply for the same.

  4. Nilesh Sonawane says:

    Now Aadhar is Mandatory to obtaining the PAN & Filing of Income tax Return therefore i Suggest that AADHAR No. also be appeared on PAN

  5. Anthilu says:

    I applied for a pan card before 3 months but still I didn’t get it. why it take it too much delay?

  6. GHANSHYAM TOSHNIWAL says:

    Surprised to see Aadhar number is not incorporated. By my opinion, it is very important to link PAN with Aadhar number.

  7. L 7ZAMAN says:

    HI,

    I have an old PAN Card. plz..give me suggest i need a New PAN Card with QR code

  8. Shaik Saleem says:

    HI,

    I have an old PAN Card which has applied in 2010 so. plz..give me suggest i need to update my current PAN Status. for New PAN Card..?

  9. dinesh kumar says:

    i want to get new pan 2017 model in liew of old.
    what should i do can it be done online.

  10. MOHAN KQLE says:

    Why coloured PAN CARD is required?Photocopying is difficult.The PANcard plastic cover alwayws peels off.Old black&white PANcard with plastic sealed wrapping was nice ,durable & easy for photocopying.

  11. rugram says:

    There are people who don’t use their surname in the normal course, nor have a surname, many among them being prominent politicians. Many don’t add their father’s name, some have their father’s name as the first name or as the second name, particularly among some south Indians. We also have people who have four different words that together constitute their full names. There is thus no uniformity in describing one’s name in the country.
    It is therefore necessary for the Govt. to make a provision for writing one’s name in three (or at most four) blocks, the way one wishes to record his name, such as First Name, Second Name and Third Name (may be a Fourth Name), without specifying a description such as Father’s Name (or Mother’s Name) and Surname. This uniform system should be adopted by all Govt. Depts. such as I-T, Passport, Aadhar, and other institutions to avoid confusion and problems in future, particularly while linking the Aadhar Card with other documents. It is high time the Govt. passed a rule to this effect for the sake of uniformity.

  12. S. RANGANATHA says:

    I understand that there is no need to get new pan card. Only fresh applicants will be issued new format panels card.

  13. SURESH BANGLANI says:

    (i) Whether it is mandatory to get new-format cards for those who have Old laminated cards of 1999 in good condition?

    (ii) If Govt of India makes it mandatory to change, it should be free of cost.

  14. Pankaj Mangilal Oswal says:

    Plesae also incorporate address as we have submit two document as for address proof and date of birth. But if address is also mentioned in pan card , then only pan card will serve the purpose for both ie. date of birth and address proof

  15. Basheer says:

    Hi

    Whether it is required to update old PAN ?
    if am updating the old PAN, How Much charge i suppose to pay ?

    News Not giving clarity for these things…
    Please Reply ASAP

  16. Mariappan M says:

    Why don’t we wait for further notification from IT Dept regarding this old and new PAN cards usage and replacing the old one etc…..

  17. M. SATISH KUMAR says:

    I need the exact notification.
    Please provide the notification link to download.

  18. SAGAR KATARIYA says:

    IS THE APPLICATION FOR NEW PAN CARD COMPULSARY FOR EVERY ONE????

  19. Ram S. says:

    News should have clarity. Secondly every one should be more particular that their current address if there is a change should file a correction form with proof of current address so it get corrected in the ITD data base. In all circumstances the PAN once allotted will remain the same. Just don’t look at the card, but see what are provided by you when obtaining the PAN CARD. If by chance TDS deducted then certificate will show the address as in the data base.

  20. J.S.Rana says:

    I have very old PAN card and needs replacement with new one . Advise the procedure and cost involves .

  21. O.P.Saxena says:

    Adhar Card and Adhar Card +Passport holders should not be insisted for any other ld Cards. PAN number and any other additional particulars that may be required elsewhere for identification should be incorporated in the Adhar Card itself.

  22. ASHOK KUMAR BHOSALE says:

    I am having PAN card of year around 1999 and it is in the old laminated form. In order to have latest photograph on PAN card so that it serves real purpose of ID, should the old PAN card be replaced ?

  23. Palaniappan Sankaran Pillai says:

    Kindly clarify the quantum of Transport Allowance exempted for Income Tax for who are drawing TA Rs. 800 + DA for TA Rs.1000/- amounting to the total amount of Rs.1800/- per month. Some of the DDOs are allowing only the Basic of TA Rs.800/- and not allowing DA on TA.

  24. M. S. Bharti says:

    Some income tax authority is right platform to answer the point if all pan cards are to be renewed.

  25. Bhavesh Vyas says:

    Whether Old PAN Card has to be replaced with NEW one OR same will be used. Simply put this as whether OLD PAN Card has been demolished.

    • R.Rajasekaran says:

      The existing Pan card is not getting linked to Aadhaar card ,saying there is mismatch,though ,I verified before trying to link.Which one I should correct? pan or Aadhaar and who will clarify?
      R Rajasekaran

  26. Nilesh Sonawne says:

    If Aadhar card is valuable then what is importance of PAN Card ?????

    Why to Card should be carry ???
    UNIQ card for each and every Citizan shall be introduce i,e. Aaddhar***

  27. Haramohan Patnaik says:

    I suppose there is no necessity for existing PAN card holders to replace their cards with new ones unless there is a loss of PAN card?

  28. RANGA says:

    I do not think that old cards are to be exchanged with new cards.

  29. RANGA says:

    Mr. Mayank Baxi:

    U can file PAN Correction Form with NSDL/TIN Facilitation Centres. They will issue new PAN Card without changing ur PA Number (PAN).

  30. padmanabhan v says:

    ii includes what appeared in iii.
    Thank you
    New features:

    (i) Quick Response (QR) code having details of the PAN applicant is printed on PAN card for enabling verification of the PAN Card;

    (ii) Legends have been incorporated for particulars Name, father’s, and date of birth fields. Position of PAN & signature has been changed.

    (iii) Position of PAN & signature has been changed.
    – See more at: http://taxguru.in/income-tax/new-design-of-pan-card-with-effect-from-january-1-2017.html#sthash.XBw90U9C.dpuf

  31. Narendra K Agarwal says:

    If one requires that the name of the holder should appear in a particular way say by way of initial for first name and second name then whether that would be possible in the new format and design?

  32. Ajay Kumar De says:

    It is ridiculous also for a senior citizen and an asseessee till date having his PAN Card since time it was introduced and provided free of cost that in case of ‘only’ address in his PAN data base though never appearing on the card and not requiring issue oof ‘duplicate’ one IS FORCED TO PAY as if it is a case of loss of PAN Card and issue of duplicate one.

  33. vijayendra says:

    pl clarify whether the existing PAN cards can be used in their present format or they are to be exchanged with new cards?

  34. G.RANGANATHAM CHETTY says:

    Do we need to apply for a new PAN card as a replacement for the existing PAN card ?

  35. Bankim Master says:

    If I understand correctly, government has already accepted that in passport applications, father’s name is not mandatory. Then why in PAN card it is being insisted upon?

  36. Soma Visal says:

    Lacks clarity. Old PAN cards also usable after the cut off date? Or should get exchanged for new ones?

  37. kumar says:

    What happens to the old design PAN Cards?

  38. ramesh says:

    dear sir
    what about existing PAN CARD? Is need to Replace ?

  39. Soma Visal says:

    News lacks clarity. Old PAN Cards too usable? Or should syrrender old one and get afresh?

  40. Soma Visal says:

    Old PAN cards are also usable after this cut off date? Or should the holders surrender the o9ld ones and get fresh ones? News lacks clarity.

  41. GANDHI MOHAN BHARATI says:

    What happens to existing PAN Cards?
    Are the instructions for future i.e. to those issued after this circular?

  42. MAYANK BAXi says:

    Dear Team,
    I am holding PANCARD since 1996,
    How can i get this new PANCARD?

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