F.No. DGIT(S)/DIT(S)-1/Aadhaar Seeding/0005/2015/Part 6
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
DIRECTORATE OF INCOME- TAX (SYSTEMS)

Notification No. 7 of 2017

New Delhi, 29th June, 2017

Subject :- Procedure of intimating AADHAAR number to Income Tax Department by Permanent Account Number (PAN) holder and quoting of the same in PAN applications in compliance of Section 139AA of Income Tax Act.

Sub-rule (5) and (6) to rule 114 of Income Tax Rules, 1962 notified vide notification G.S.R. No. 642(E) dated 27.6.2017, states that:-

“(5) Every person who has been allotted permanent account number as on the 1st day of July, 2017 and who in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of section 139AA is required to intimate his Aadhaar number, shall intimate his Aadhaar number to the Principal Director General of Income-tax(Systerns) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the persons authorized by the said authorities.

(6) The Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or Director General of Income-tax (Systems) shall specify the formats and standards along with procedure, for the verification of documents filed with the application in sub-rule(4) or intimation of the Aadhaar number in sub-rule (5), for ensuring secure capture and transmission of data in such format and standards and shall also be responsible for evolving and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relating to furnishing of the application forms for allotment of permanent account number and intimation of Aadhaar number.”

2. In exercise of the powers delegated by the Central Board of Direct Taxes vide above notification S.R. No. 642(E) dated 27.6.2017, the authority for intimating Aadhaar number, formats and standards along with procedure, for the verification of documents filed with the application in sub-rule(4) or intimation of the Aadhaar number in sub-rule (5) of Rule 114 oflncome Tax Ru1es, 1962, format and standards for ensuring secure capture and transmission of data, appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to furnishing of the application forms for allotment of permanent account number and intimation of Aadhaar number will be as follows:-

A. For intimating Aadhaar number by existing PAN holders:-

S No. Authority to whom Aadhaar number is to be informed Mode Manner through which Aadhaar has to be informed Whether any fee is levied or not
(i) Either of the PAN service providers namely Mls NSDL e-Govemance Infrastructure Limited(NSDL eGov) or M/s UTI Infrastructure Technology And Services Limited (UTIITSL) SMS By sending a SMS, in specified format, to specified ‘Short code’ and using specified Keyword which are :-

  • Short Code:- 567678 or 56161
  • Keyword :- UIDPAN
  • Format of SMS -Keyword<Space><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>

For Example
Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in following format:-

UIDPAN<Space><12 digit Aadhaar><Space><10 digit PAN>

Example of SMS
UIDPAN 111122223333 AAAPA9999Q

Free service. SMS charges as levied by mobile operator of the PAN holder will apply
Online By visiting and filling required information, such as PAN, Aadhaar Number, Name as per Aadhaar, Date/Year of Birth etc., through applicable link provided on the website of either of PAN service provider i.e. www.tin-nsdl.com for NSDL eGov or www.utiitsl.com for UTIITSL. Free Service
Through designated PAN Service
Centre
By visiting designated PAN service centre of PAN service provider NSDL eGov or UTIITSL, PAN holder has to fill prescribed form as provided in Annexure-I which has to be submitted to designated PAN service centre along with copy of PAN card, Aadhaar card and prescribed applicable fee. PAN holder may authenticate Aadhaar Biometrically on visit to such PAN service centre. Biometric authentication shall compulsorily be required in cases where there are sufficient mismatches in PAN and Aadhaar data. Details of designated PAN service centre shall be published by PAN service providers on their respective websites i.e. www.tin-nsdl.com for M/s NSDL eGov or www.utiitsl.com for M/s UTIITSL. Paid service. Approved prescribed fee will be levied by PAN service centre on PAN holder who files request for Aadhaar seeding. However, there will not be any additional fee on account of Aadhaar seeding while making new PAN application or Change request
(ii) eFiling system of the Income Tax Department Online By visiting and filling required information, PAN, Aadhaar Number, Name as per Aadhaar, Date/Year of Birth etc., through applicable link provided on e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department i.e. www .incometaxindiaefiling. gov .in

B. For quoting Aadhaar in new PAN application process:-

(i) Guidelines for filling the Column No. 12 of Form 49A

Column No Column Details Guidelines for filling the form
12 of Fonn 49A In case of a person, who is required to quote Aadhaar number or the Enrolment ID of Aadhaar application fonn as per section 139AA Aadhaar Number
As per provisions of section 139AA of Income Tax Act, 1961, Aadhaar number has to be provided. Copy of Aadhaar letter/card shall be provided as proof of AadhaarEnrolment ID (EID) of application for Aadhaar
Only if Aadhaar is not allotted to the applicant, then EID (which includes date & time of enrolment) for Aadhaar shall be provided. Copy of EID receipt shall be provided as proof of enrolmentAs specified by Ministry of Finance, Government of India notification No. 37/2017, F. No. 370133/6/2017-TPL dated May 11, 2017, it would be optional to mention Aadhaar as well as EID for the individuals (i) residing in the States of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya; (ii) a non-resident as per the Income-tax Act, 1961; (iii) of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the previous year;Name as per Aadhaar letter/card or Enrolment ID for Aadhaar application form

  • If the Aadhaar is provided by the applicant, then name as per AADHAAR letter/card has to be provided;
  • If EID is provided by the applicant, then name as appearing on EID receipt has to be provided in this

Supporting documents of Proof of Identity, Address and Date of Birth (other than Aadhaar) as specified in Rule 114(4) oflncome Tax Rules, 1962 will be applicable for cases where there is mismatch in PAN application and Aadhaar data or the PAN applicant has provided Aadhaar EID or where the PAN applicant has been exempted from compulsory quoting of Aadhaar as per Ministry of Finance, Government of India notification No. 37/2017, F. No. 370133/6/2017-TPL dated May 11,2017

C. For quoting Aadhaar in form titled “Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes Or Correction in PAN Data”:-

(i) Following column in place of column no. 10 of Form titled “Request For New PAN Card Or/ And Changes Or Correction in PAN Data”

Aadhaar

(ii) Guidelines for filling column no. 10 of form titled “Request For New PAN Card Or/And Chanes Or Correction in PAN Data”

Column No Column Details Guidelines for filling the form
10 of form titled “Request For New PAN Card Or/ And ChangesOr Correction in PAN Data” AADHAAR number (if allotted) Aadhaar Number
As per provisions of section 139AA of lncome Tax Act, 1961, Aadhaar number, if allotted shall be provided for the purpose of linking of Aadhaar with PAN. Copy of Aadhaar letter/card shall be provided as proof of Aadhaar.Name as per Aadhaar letter/card
If the Aadhaar is provided by the applicant, then name as per AADHAAR letter/card has to be provided;Supporting documents of Proof of Identity, Address and Date of Birth (other than Aadhaar) as specified in Rule 114(4) of Income Tax Rules, 1962 will be applicable for cases where there is mismatch in PAN application and Aadhaar data or where the PAN holder has been exempted from compulsory quoting of Aadhaar as per Ministry of Finance, Government of India notification No. 37/2017, F. No. 370133/6/2017-TPL dated May 11, 2017

2. Aadhaar number can be informed to the Income Tax Department by the PAN holder/applicant through the authority and procedure mentioned

3. Aadhaar shall be linked to PAN after due authentication of Aadhaar from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) (hereinafter referred to as UIDAI) through available authentication modes i.e. demographic, biometric, OTP, e-KYC or Multi-factor or as specified by the UIDAI. Aadhaar data shall also be matched with PAN/PAN application data before authentication. PAN applications or request for linking of Aadhaar with PAN may be rejected if mismatches in Aadhaar and PAN data are observed.

4. PAN and e-Filing service providers shall ensure that the identity information of Aadhaar holder, Demographic as well as Biometric, is only used for submission to the Central fdentities Data Repository of the UIDAI for Aadhaar authentication However, demographic information of Aadhaar shall also be sent to Income Tax Department for linking with PAN. Any deviation will be treated as non-compliance to security and confidentiality clause or similar clause of their respective agreements/contracts and may lead to applicable penalty as per their respective agreements/contracts.

Sd/-

(S.K. Chowdhari)
Pr. Director General of Income-tax(Systems)
New Delhi

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