Tomorrow is only one day: How to connect PAN card with Aadhaar

The last date for linking PAN card with Aadhaar is March 31, the last day of the current financial year. There are reports that the PAN card may be useless from April 1 if the two cards are not connected. If the central government does not extend the date, it will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 and apply for a new PAN card.

The PAN card is currently required for many services from the time of opening a bank account. If the card is canceled, many financial transactions, including the purchase, sale of vehicles, credit cards, debit cards and demat accounts, will be hampered.

In this case, you can connect the PAN card to Aadhaar if you set aside some time and attention. The first thing to do is to check if your PAN is connected to Aadhaar. Many people who have taken their PAN card with Aadhaar proof have the misconception that the two cards in their possession are voluntarily linked. In any case a simple check can clear up any doubts in this regard and connect the cards.

How to check?

Check and link through the e-filing portal ( of the Income Tax Department. After going to the site, click on the link Aadhaar link given on the fourth left.

Then go to the Click Here link at the top of the page that opens, enter your Aadhaar and PAN numbers and click on the View Link Aadhaar Status button.

If the cards are linked you will get a green message.

How to connect?

Now, if you get the message that PAN is not connected to Aadhaar, then the above link Aadhaar should be used. Enter the PAN number, Aadhaar number and the name given in the Aadhaar as requested in it.

If Aadhar only has the year of birth instead of the date of birth, don’t forget to tick the corresponding column. Then enter the letters in the image captcha in the box below and click the Link Aadaar button below. There is also an option to request OTP if the captcha is difficult to read. Users have to pay for the OTP that comes with the mobile.

Once the correct information is entered, a light green background message will appear on the screen. If there are no problems, the pan will be connected to the Aadhaar within minutes.