National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) processes PAN and TAN applications on behalf of Income Tax Department. With a view to keep the applicant updated about the status of his application, NSDL has launched a Short Message Service (SMS) based facility.
There is Change in SMS short code for tracking status of PAN/ TAN applications using SMS facility. The number for availing the said SMS based facility has been changed to 57575. The revised procedure is as follows:
1. For PAN applications– Type ‘NSDLPAN<space>15 digit Acknowledgement no.’ and send it to 57575.
2. For TAN applications– Type ‘NSDLTAN<space>14 digit Acknowledgement no.’ and send it to 57575.
There will be special charges for these SMS. These charges may vary from one mobile service-provider to another. The charge structure can be obtained from the concerned service-provider. The status of the PAN/TAN applications will continue to be available from NSDL-TIN web-site www.tin-nsdl.com or NSDL Call Centre at 022- 24994650 or Aykar Sampark Kendra at 0124- 2438000.