New online PAN application facility has been launched for PAN applicants with an option of paperless submission of application using Aadhaar based e-Sign
Applicant can select any one of the following three options while filling online PAN application “ Physical acknowledgement, Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) or Aadhaar based e-Sign. In DSC option, an applicant needs to upload scanned images (as per defined parameters) of photo, signature and supporting documents while making application. In Aadhaar based e-Sign option, Aadhaar would be considered as supporting document and the photograph used in Aadhaar card would be used in PAN card as well.
In case Aadhaar number of Individual applicant is entered in the application form, then proof of Aadhaar along with supporting documents is to be submitted to NSDL e-Gov. If copy of Aadhaar is selected as Proof of Identity/Address/date of birth, then it is mandatory to enter Aadhaar number. In case applicant is MINOR, Aadhaar of minor should be mentioned in the application form. (i.e. Do not mention Representative Assessee’s Aadhaar number) Aadhaar number (if provided) would be authenticated using applicants details as mentioned in application form.
In case, AADHAAR is mentioned in the application (applicable for Individuals only), then the copy of AADHAAR allotment letter should also be enclosed along with the acknowledgement.