Guwahati: Permanent account number (PAN) card is among the vital documents which defines every individual with a unique identity in India. But in case you’ve lost it or damaged it, now you need not fret. You can easily get a reprint of your PAN card at just Rs 50.
With the income tax department issuing PAN cards through two agencies — UTIITSL and NSDL-TIN — you can easily get a reprint from either of the two agencies, depending on which one of them had originally issued the document.
One can simply log on to the online portal of NSDL-TIN or UTIITSL and click on the option ‘Reprint PAN card’, which automatically allows user to get a copy of his or her PAN card delivered at his or her doorstep.
The delivery charge is Rs 50 for Indian addresses and Rs 950 for those residing outside India. The reprint will be delivered to the applicant’s address provided in the record of the income tax department.
When applying for the reprint, one has to submit the PAN card number and date of birth (DOB) along with Aadhaar card number; hence it is necessary to link PAN and Aadhaar.
However, according to the new rules amended by the income tax department, one does not need a hard copy of the PAN card as the agencies issue e-PAN to both new and old PAN card holders.
The PDF copy issued by the department is to be acknowledged on a par with physical copies of the PAN card.