Nirmala Sitharaman launches free instant PAN card facility through Aadhaar

As announced in the Union Budget earlier, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today formally launched the facility for instant allotment of PAN card using Aadhaar-based e-KYC. The facility is now available for all those Permanent Account Number (PAN) applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number and have a mobile number registered in the UIDAI database.

Issued on a near to real time basis, the allotment process is paperless and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) is issued to the applicants free of cost by the income tax department.