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New Rule By Government! Your Mobile Number Will Be Deactivated If Not Linked To Aadhaar Card!

In the month of March, the Indian government made Aadhaar card compulsory for new SIM cards; And now, the rules have become even stricter. Already telecom operators such as Airtel and Idea have started sending SMSes to existing subscribers asking them to link their Aadhaar and mobile numbers.

Yes, the Department of Telecom issued a directive to all mobile phone companies in India saying that they need to re-verify all mobile phone users in India through Aadhaar card.

So, it has now become a compulsory thing to keep your mobile number linked with your concern Aadhar card. It’s just simple as, if you want to keep your mobile number active, you need to link it to your Aadhaar card. This move comes after the DoT i.e. the Department of Telecom directed mobile operators to re-verify the e-KYC of postpaid and prepaid customers with Aadhaar cards.

This move comes after the DoT i.e. the Department of Telecom directed mobile operators to re-verify the e-KYC of postpaid and prepaid customers with Aadhaar cards.

So, if you want to enjoy undisturbed services, follow this rule. A notice released by telecom operators reads that after 6th of February 2018, numbers that aren’t linked with Aadhaar cards, will be treated as invalid.

How to link the phone number to your Aadhaar card?

  • As soon as you receive the SMS, go to the nearby store of your operator.
  • Take your Aadhaar card along and give the details there.
  • After this, you will receive a 4 digit verification code.
  • Once the code is confirmed, fingerprint verification will be done.
  • Within 24 hours, you will get another message for “Final verify”.
  • Reply to that message with “Y”.
  • You will get an SMS that your number is linked to the Aadhaar card.

Even other mobile operators like Vodafone, BSNL, Aircel and Jio are expected to follow this process. After knowing this, people are having many questions in their minds. Clear your doubts with these answers;

1. Do I need to pay any charges?

This process is free and you need to get it done through an operator’s store only.

2. Can I do online registration?

No, don’t go behind any online registration sites, as they are fake. The process is manual and as of now, only offline registration facility is available. Telecom operators haven’t started online registration.

3. What’s the last date?

The last date is 6th of February 2018. Do it as soon as possible as it is rightly said, “Sooner the better”.

4. Can the Aadhaar card be linked to multiple SIM cards?

Yes, you can link it. However, a limit has been set for maximum connections. You need to find it out from your operator store.

Follow the instructions mentioned above and get your card linked as soon as possible. It is better to be safe than sorry; following the rule at the earliest will not only benefit you but will also ensure that you don’t face any issues later on.

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Link your Aadhaar with PAN through just an SMS

Link Aadhaar with PAN because from July 1, 2017 all tax returns will have to mention Aadhaar number

Now you can link your Aadhaar with PAN using just an SMS. Your mobile number and e-mail id will help you receive alerts related to your Aadhaar and to access Aadhaar services easily. The Income Tax Department issued advertisements and described how both the unique identity numbers of an individual can be linked by sending an SMS to either 567678 or 56161.

 

 


Here is how you can use the SMS facility to link Aadhaar with PAN

 

Send SMS to 567678 or 56161 in following format:

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

Example:

 

UIDPAN 111133333321 AAAAAEEEEE

 

It said people can also visit the official e-filing website of the department to link the two identities, in both the cases– identical names in the two databases or in case where there is a minor mismatch.

 

It said linking the two numbers is the key to “seamlessly avail online, a world of income tax facilities.”

 

“Aadhaar can also be seeded into PAN database by quoting Aadhaar in PAN application form for new PAN allotment or by quoting Aadhaar in change request form used for reprint of PAN card,” it said in the advertisement.


Why is it important to link Aadhaar with PAN?

The Income Tax Department is urging taxpayers to link their Aadhaar with their PAN, using an SMS-based facility because from July 1, 2017, all tax returns will have to mention the Aadhaar number.

 

If you have both the permanent account number (PAN) and Aadhaar, you need to link the two. If you fail to do so, your PAN number could become invalid


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Income Tax Department Launches New E-Facility to Link Aadhaar With PAN

The Income Tax department has launched a new e-facility to link a person’s Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN), a mandatory procedure for filing IT returns now.

The department’s e-filing website – https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/ – has created a new link on its homepage making it “easy” to link the two unique identities of an individual.

The link requires a person to punch in his PAN number, Aadhaar number and the “exact name as given in the Aadhaar card”.

“After verification from the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), the linking will be confirmed. In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP (one time password) will be required,” the department said in its advisory to taxpayers and individuals.

The OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number and email of the individual.

It urged them to ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are exactly the same, to ensure linking without failure.

“There is no need to login or be registered on e-filing website (of the I-T department). This facility can be used by anyone to link their Aadhaar with PAN,” it said.

The government, under the Finance Act 2017, has made it mandatory for taxpayers to quote Aadhaar or enrollment ID of Aadhaar application form for filing of income tax returns (ITR).

Also, Aadhaar has been made mandatory for applying for permanent account number with effect from July 1, 2017.

While Aadhaar is issued by the UIDAI to a resident of India, PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number issued in the form of a laminated card by the IT department to any person, firm or entity.

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Your PAN card could be invalid without Aadhaar by December. Here’s what to do

Permanent account numbers (PAN) not linked to Aadhaar cards will likely become invalid after December 31, a government source said on Thursday, as the Centre pushes to widen the use of the 12-digit biometric identity project.

Currently, all taxpayers need to have a PAN number to file income tax return but others, such as students outside the tax bracket, also use the card as a proof of identity.

The government says many of these PAN cards are fraudulently obtained, a practice that can be checked by a unique identification number.

The official – who refused to be quoted as he isn’t authorised to talk to media – said the government had arrived at the tentative cutoff date of December 31 as it believed the Aadhaar enrollment process will be complete by the end of the year.

“Considering that 98% of the adult population is Aadhaar card holders, a time frame till the end of the year is more than adequate for linking PAN with Aadhaar,” said State Bank of India group’s chief economic adviser Soumya Kanti Ghosh.

What you need to do

Here’s a quick guide to how you can link your Aadhaar with PAN

 1  Log in to e-filling portalhttps://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in

 2  A window will show up to facilitate linking of the two unique identity numbers

 3  Punch in your Aadhaar number at the space provided

 4  Check that your personal details (name, date of birth, gender) match with those stated in PAN

 5  Data will be corroborated to ensure authenticity of your identity

 6  Click on ‘link now’. PAN and Aadhaar will be linked only when the details of both match

More than 1.08 billion Indians have the unique identification number that was aimed at plugging leaks in the distribution of government entitlements and benefits.

Over the past few years, the Centre has linked Aadhaar to a growing list of subsidies and schemes, such as the mid-day meal.

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed a controversial bill that made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns or applying for a PAN card.

According to the amendments in the finance bill, taxpayers can’t file income tax returns from July 1 if they fail to quote the Aadhaar number or show proof of having applied for the document.

At present, there are 250 million PAN cards that are mandatory for cash transactions of hotel or travel bills exceeding Rs 50,000. It is also mandatory to quote the number for purchase of jewellery above Rs 2 lakh either in cash or by plastic money, and while making large deposits in banks.

But the government says many of those PAN cards are duplicates or obtained through fraud.

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“The government has proposed quoting the Aadhaar number mandatory for filing (IT) returns to eliminate discrepancies …many individuals hold multiple PANs and filing returns multiple times; once quoting of Aadhaar becomes binding, this problem will not be there,” revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia told HT.

People with existing PAN cards will either have to link them to Aadhaar or show proof of having applied for the 12-digit ID by December 31, the source added.

The recent push to expand the usage of Aadhaar has triggered a torrent of criticism but the government has remained undaunted.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley indicated on Wednesday that Aadhaar would be made mandatory for all income-tax related issues to weed out fraud and duplicates.

“Aadhaar is a more foolproof identity of a citizen as it cannot be duplicated and this will help in addressing graft and though the move will ensure transparency in filing of income tax returns but at the same time, this can also help in tracing money launderers,” said a senior government official.

“The next thing on our agenda will be to decide on the time frame that will be given to people to link their PAN with Aadhaar,” Adhia added.

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The finance minister had said that making Aadhaar mandatory for filing IT returns would help in checking tax evasion. “Why shouldn’t we make use of this technology if it helps us catch tax evaders,” Jaitley had said in Parliament.

Several banks and insurance companies started linking Aadhaar accounts with savings accounts and insurance policies to address graft but they are not allowed by law to seek mandatory quoting of Aadhaar.

There are several bank account holders who have quoted PAN but do not have Adhaar. “We are yet to figure out what will be the course of action for them as legally, quoting Aadhaar has not yet been made mandatory,” a senior bank executive said.

In 2013, the Supreme Court said Aadhaar couldn’t be made mandatory and people without the document shouldn’t be denied from genuine entitlements and subsidies.

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