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Aadhaar mandatory for filing I-T returns, applying for PAN card

Aadhaar mandatory for filing I-T returns, applying for PAN card

Mangalore Today News Network

New  Delhi, Mar 21, 2017 : The Narendra Modi Government on Tuesday made mentioning of Aadhaar number mandatory for filing Income Tax returns. The Centre also made it compulsory for quoting Aadhaar number while applying for Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.


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Aadhaar has been gaining ground with several financial transactions being linked to it. Work is already in progress of all bank accounts being linked to Aadhaar number.

Recently, the I-T department had announced a mobile app for paying taxes and tracking of refunds. It had also said it was considering issuing PANs on real time basis using Aadhaar biometric.

Sources said the decision to link Aadhaar to a bank account and to make it necessary for filing Income Tax returns was taken last year.

The Government aims at making financial transactions more transparent by linking Aadhaar to bank accounts, Income Tax returns and PAN cards.

The government is working on linking all bank accounts to Aadhaar numbers. And from April 1 onwards, Aadhaar IDs will be a pre-requisite for opening an Employee Provident Fund account that helps you collate a pension.

The Aadhaar program was introduced by the previous UPA government in 2009. By offering instantaneous checking of a person’s credentials, it aims at making it much easier to open a bank account, or for legitimate beneficiaries to receive subsidies in welfare reform schemes.

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Comments on this Article
Nishi, India Wed, March-22-2017, 2:46
This move is against basic human rights, there freedom and is unconstitutional. Does Supreme court judgement does not apply to Govt of India... Is govt of India above law.. Who does Govt of India promotes these words "Aadhar is mandatory" in every govt offices, Is this not contempt of court ?
Kamakshi Prabhu, mangaluru Wed, March-22-2017, 1:21
In future which card will be mandatory ? Still fraud is going on ............
Nisha Salian, Bengaluru Tue, March-21-2017, 11:12
Aadhar card making mandatory is Ok but now even pan card is also require for huge transactions
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