For those who are yet to link their PAN with Aadhaar, this extension will come as a relief as not linking the two will lead to the PAN becoming 'inoperative', as per current income tax laws.
The government in the budget 2017 had introduced a law making mandatory for every individual having PAN to link with Aadhaar. Here are 3 ways to do it.
EPFO has instructed field offices to expedite disposal of online requests, enabling PF members in financial distress, to apply online for availing non refundable advance from their provident fund accumulations to tide over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tax department has been putting out regular reminders regarding the same on its official Twitter handle. The department tweeted saying that it was "mandatory" to link PAN with Aadhaar and advised people not to "miss" the stipulated deadline of March 31.
Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora and the two election commissioners, Ashok Lavasa and Sunil Chandra, met legislative affairs secretary G Narayan Raju and additional secretary Rita Vashishth to discuss pending electoral reforms.
AADHAAR-PAN linking date extended to June 30, 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefs media.Aadhaar-Pan linking date extended to June 30, 2020
The Income Tax Department on Monday issued a public message saying it was "mandatory" to link PAN with Aadhaar and advised people not to "miss" the stipulated deadline of March 31. The department had last month said Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become "inoperative" if it is not linked with Aadhaar by this date. "Don't miss the deadline!"Don't miss March 31 deadline for linking PAN-Aadhaar: I-T Dept
Other key recommendations include prosecution for crime against women to be taken up on ‘mission mode’ and the use of Artificial Intelligence to tackle cases pending in courts, besides preserving endangered tribal languages.
The facility can be availed on the income tax department's e-filing website: www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in. This is a paperless, free-of-cost facility where you will get an e-PAN in near real-time.
Final decision on deactivation is taken by the UIDAI headquarters. Sources added that that even in the early days of the enrolment, the authority had recommended deactivation of cards after finding some irregularities.
Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that pornography, particularly child pornography, is a "serious menace" and measures are being taken to curb it. According to him, the government has taken several steps to keep a check on the spread of fake news, pornographic and anti-national content via social media platforms.
"The idea is to establish India as a tech hub, generate more business for private companies while improving bilateral partnerships,” a senior official told ET requesting not be identified. The person added that is a realisaton in multilateral forums in the especially G20 that India has digitalised rapidly particularly.
Here is a look at what will happen if your PAN is not linked with your Aadhaar by the March 31 deadline and what the latest CBDT notification states. Remember, the last date of linking PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2020.
The total permanent account numbers (PANs) which are linked with Aadhaar number as on January 27, 2020, is 30,75,02,824, minister of state for finance Anurag Singh Thakur informed Lok Sabha. When asked if the government has extended the deadline period for Aadhaar-PAN linking, the minister responded in an affirmative "Yes sir".
The AePS is a bank-led model which allows online interoperable financial transactions at a point of sale (PoS) through business correspondent of any bank using the Aadhaar authentication. The AePS allows six types of transactions, including deposit and withdrawal.
Dinesh Tyagi, CEO of the CSC e-Governance Services, told ET that after a two year hiatus, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has given a green signal for the centers to restart the services.
The government will launch first of its kind Aadhaar-authenticated digital data base of farmers in June, agriculture secretary Sanjay Agrawal told ET.
The Aadhaar, which was introduced in 2009, has crossed a new milestone achieved by crossing of the 125 crore mark. "This means that over 1.25 billion residents of India have the 12-digit unique identity," the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in a press release.
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) announced on its Twitter handle that the Pension Payment Order (PPO) number and Universal Account Number (UAN) are now available on the government's e-locker service DigiLocker.
An individual having an inoperative PAN may face trouble in several financial transactions.
If your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by this date, then your PAN will become inoperative.
The Government will soon launch a system under which PAN shall be instantly allotted online on the basis of Aadhaar without any requirement for filling up of detailed application form.
"It is mandatory to link your PAN and Aadhaar before 31st March, 2020. You can do it through Biometric Aadhaar authentication & also by visiting the PAN service centers of NSDL and UTITSL," the department said in the latest post on social media.
The government decision comes amid curfews and lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Finance Ministry's notification suggests that if Aadhaar authentication fails due to poor biometrics or other reasons, then other methods for authentication must be adopted. Here's what senior citizens will have to submit to avail continued benefits.
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Any eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving benefit under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar number or, has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall have to apply for Aadhaar enrolment. The home ministry said the notification comes into effect in all states and union territories except Assam and Meghalaya, where Aadhaar has not covered all residents.
PAN will become inoperative if it is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, the I-T department has said.
The amendments needed for linking voter ID with Aadhaar, allowing multiple registration windows to a new voter and ensuring gender neutral rights for ‘service voter’ are at the top of the agenda for the meeting. These issues will figure in the Feb 18 meeting scheduled between the full commission and the law secretary.
According to an official document of the Jal Shakti ministry, which is implementing the ambitious programme of providing tap water connection to every household (‘har ghar nal se jal’) in less than five years, the Aadhaar link will be done for “targeted delivery and monitoring of specific outcomes”.
The study relied on insights from two national household surveys on Aadhaar, conducted between May and September 2019 and captured the experience of over 167,000 residents, which makes it the largest primary dataset on the use of Aadhaar.
The deadline for linking of PAN and Aadhar had been extended several times and now the new deadline is March 31, 2020. So, if a person doesn’t link his PAN with Aadhar by the said date, his PAN shall be inoperative.
The staffing federation has written to labour ministry last week asking them to re-look into the issue.
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Aadhaar number issuing body has launched the new version of the mAadhaar app that allows Aadhaar cardholder to access more than 35 services from his/her smartphone.
An ambitious study covering 1,67,000 Indians by development consulting firm Dalberg sheds light on people’s experiences and perceptions. The ‘State of Aadhaar’ report is based on the most extensive survey ever on Aadhaar. The survey can provide valuable lessons for other countries on improving public services for the vulnerable.
The press statement is issued in clarification with the reference to Aadhaar KYC. According to the statement, only norms related to Aadhaar KYC is eased and not in the change of address in the Aadhaar card.
Deloitte India Partner M S Mani said the extension of GST return filing timelines together with the deferment of e-invoicing and new returns announced earlier would allow businesses to focus on resumption of business processes once normalcy resumes in future.
In a good news for individuals, the government has decied to extend the deadline for belated income tax return (ITR) from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. The decision has come due to curfews and lockdowns becuase of coronavirus pandemic.Belated I-T returns for FY 18-19 deadline extended to June 30, 2020
Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of waivers and relaxations in compliance and deadlines.
The government has also the extended deadline for PAN-Aadhaar linking from March 31, 2020, to June 30, 2020.
These are in addition to 35,000 Aadhaar enrolment centers run by Banks, Post Offices and state governments, the UIDAI said in a statement.
The journey wasn’t easy and faced obstacles, including legal challenges that went up to the Supreme Court.
The World Social Report 2020, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, notes how India harnessed the potential of digital technologies for more inclusive development. In the report, the UN said the experience of India suggests that mobile digital technologies need to be complemented by other technologies to reduce inequality in access to financial services.
The central government has asked states and union territories to ensure that names of people are not deleted from the ration card database due to non- possession of Aadhaar, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday.
"In view of government of India guidelines to contain spreading of COVID-19, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) advises it members, pensioners and employers to avail various online services offered by EPFO, from the comfort of their homes, and to avoid visiting EPFO offices," the Employees Provident Fund Organisation said in a statement on Friday.
The National Population Register (NPR), which is under the political spotlight now, is a crucial link in this chain that has changed the way India targets its poor for welfare initiatives. To not hold or, in any way, delay the NPR exercise in 2020 will be far more politically counterproductive than the ongoing citizenship row. Just how?
Many Muslim community leaders and organisations have decided to totally boycott the NPR in whatever form it is executed, while some are waiting to see how the central government responds to the ongoing agitation. The community will not accept NPR even if government makes sharing information of Aadhaar, passport number and driver’s licence optional.
Do keep in mind that it is advisable to link your PAN with Aadhaar number before quoting it in lieu of PAN. This is because there still is no clarity whether second PAN will be allotted to you if your Aadhaar is not linked to PAN.
Government is hesitant to allow these nonbanks direct access to the UIDAI database.
The government has extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar once again. The last time deadline was extended in September 2019 by three months to December 31, 2019. If the PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31st, then PAN will become inoperative.
"There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. He was replying to a specific query on whether the government proposes to enact a law for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals.
All over the country, cities have partially locked down and people are working from home - this is because people have been told to avoid crowded places. The question now arises: will the government extend some of these financial deadlines?
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With NSDL no longer supporting e-sign, brokerages and fintechs will now have to physically onboard customers. eSign is an online electronic signature service that can facilitate an Aadhaar holder to digitally sign a document.
From filing your belated income tax returns to booking profits in stocks and equity mutual funds, there are certain tasks that you must complete before March 31, 2020. Here is the list of 10 things that you must do before March ends.
Aadhaar card is an important document. To apply for Aadhaar card, you must have valid ID proof and address proof. However, you can still apply for Aadhaar card if you do not have the required documents. Here are two ways to apply for Aadhaar card.
73 districts were covered in the test, where samples of nearly 30 lakh individuals were collected. In 80% cases, respondents provided details voluntarily but were hesitant to share PAN details, following which the decision to drop the PAN column in NPR came according to sources.
J&K has among the lowest Aadhaar coverage among states and union territories, with around 75% of the people enrolling so far.
CBDT extended the due date for linking of PAN with Aadhaar from 31st December, 2019 to 31st March, 2020.
Infosys, which in 2015 won the contract for managing backend for GST Network (GSTN), has drawn flak from the ministry over the tech glitches, some of them have been unresolved for almost two years. The finance ministry has sought an urgent resolution plan from the Bengaluru-based software giant to address these tech glitches.
The petition by retired army officer S G Vombatkere and social activist Bezwada Wilson has urged the top court to declare the Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations, 2019, to be ultra vires, and to issue a mandamus asking private entities not to access and store the Aadhaar database of their customers.
Employees are citing the SC order from last September to avoid linking Aadhaar to EPFO.
The Union Budget presented in July had amended Section 139A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 to provide for interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar number. However, an amendment to give effect to this change in various forms or returns and statements prescribed was pending.
The Supreme Court in September last year had upheld the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar, making it a legal proof of identity and address for over 1.2 billion holders.
Linking your PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory to file your income tax return. Another thing you to keep in mind is that if your PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by the December 31 deadline, then as per current laws your PAN will become inoperative.
After putting restrictions on number of times date of birth can be updated in the Aadhaar card, UIDAI has further tightened the rules regarding updation of date of birth. Also, restrictions have been placed on the number of times name and gender can be updated.
Farmers are given Rs 6,000 per year in three instalments of Rs 2,000 each under the scheme aimed at providing financial support to small and marginal farmers across the country.
"As per instructions of the Registrar General of India, the NPR exercise has begun. A pilot survey has been carried out in parts of the state, while door-to-door survey and house-listing will be taken up mid-April," the official added.
Centre had amended the law to make sharing of Aadhaar must in case someone does not have a PAN.
Out of the 26 new words, 22 figure in the printed dictionary, while the other four are in the digital version.
The last date for you to link your PAN with your Aadhaar number is September 30, 2019.
A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice B R Gavai, took note of the plea filed by S G Vombatkere, who alleged that the 2019 amendments into the Aadhaar Act was violative of the earlier apex court judgments. Earlier, a five-judge constitution bench, while upholding the validity of Aadhaar act, had made certain exceptions.
CBDT issued a notification in August where it stated that if someone without a PAN card quotes their Aadhaar number, then the income tax department will consider this an auto-application for PAN and it will be issued to the individual.
UIDAI's help centre Twitter account helps an individual resolve their Aadhaar related queries like updating mobile number, email ID or so on.
MP CM Kamal Nath said that he is not going to allow any law which divides society, or which is against the spirit of the Constitution. He said there are no safeguards in the BJP government’s version of NPR.
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said linking of accounts with social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, with Aadhaar, PAN or any other identity document requires framing of policies or amendment in existing laws by the central government and this exercise cannot be done by the court.
"The mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries' data continues to be applicable for release of all installments falling due with effect from December 1, 2019 onward," Agriculture Minister said in Lok Sabha. Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing Rs 6,000 per annum in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers.
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has garnered over two crore customers in less than two years of being operational. According to a statement, IPPB had reached the landmark of one crore customers in August last year - its first year of operations.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Yojana, the central government provides income support of Rs 6,000 per year to all farmer families in the country, paid in instalments of Rs 2,000 every four months. The instalment for the December 2019 to March 2020 will be transferred to Aadhar-authenticated bank accounts at one go this month.
The circular mentions about the requirements to be fulfilled by entities registered with the UIDAI as KYC User Agency (KUA) as well as for sub-KUA.
Biometrics of nearly 39.50 lakh who had filed claims after the final draft obtained.
The group of secretaries on agriculture and allied activities has proposed beginning with a consolidated database, which would have state-wise data of every land holding and its size, Aadhaar number, the area under cultivation, crops being cultivated every season, specific area under different crops, number of bags of urea used.
AePS facilitates cashless transactions through biometric authentication. According to NPCI, which runs the platform, biometric-based transactions grew by 10% to 208 million transactions in October 2019 from 189 million in April. October usually sees high transactions because of the festive season and higher remittance from urban to rural areas.
Amid concerns that one may need to prove his/her pre-1971 antecedents during the exercise, the government official said that all-India NRC will be completely different from the one that happened in Assam and will be as per the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules of 2003.
Aadhaar enrollment in Assam is abysmally low. Sunil Kumar Tandon, chief general manager (CGM) for Northeast India of State Bank of India said, “State Bank alone will set up 10 machines during the three day outreach initiative. In Guwahati we have five branches which are doing the Aadhaar.”
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The rural development ministry will soon launch the exercise to use Aadhaar to assess the socio economic status of all the beneficiaries.
The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the Aadhaar-social media linkage matter concerning Facebook for September 24. Asking the government for its stance on the matter and stressing that the matter needs to be decided as early as possible, justice Deepak Gupta said the court may give more time if the union of India is considering framing something in the near future.Is there any proposal to link Aadhaar with social media?: SC asks Centre
Justice Deepak Gupta said the court may give more time if the Centre is considering framing something in the near future.
But 90% of people with Aadhaar believe, wrongly, that providing the number is mandatory for bank a/cs.
If you are facing a problem at the enrolment centre or haven't received your Aadhaar card yet, then you can file a complaint on the UIDAI's website.
New Aadhaar card applicants, as well as existing holders, can book appointments at an Aadhaar Seva Kendra.
"Similarly, for mutation of land, Aadhaar is again used as one of the identity proof document. It if further mentioned that production of Aadhaar is not a mandatory requirement for registration of property documents as there is no such provision in the Registration Act, 1908," the Delhi government has said in its affidavit.
At present, most Municipal Corporations do not have data of property ownership within their Municipal limits, which often leads to legal disputes.
The deadline to link the permanent account number (PAN) with Aadhaar was extended till December 31 by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) through an order issued in September this year.
In the first phase, Aadhaar authentication will be mandatory for new dealers. Afterwards, all those enrolled on GSTN would be asked to provide their Aadhaar numbers.
The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.
Section 272B of the Income Tax Act provides for a levy of Rs 10,000 every time a wrong ID number is quoted.
Registrar General of India will ask UIDAI to verify biometric data of individuals.
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