Indian central government has emphasized on linking Aadhaar Card with Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card. It has set 31st July 2017 as the timeline to do so mandatorily. Millions of tax-payers are buzzing about this new provision.
Problems shoot in linking Aadhaar with PAN Card:
Tax-payers are to monitor the introduced changes. Whether the tax-payer is a citizen of India or non-resident, the rule will be equally applicable on all. This amendment has triggered shockwaves amongst NRIs. Many of them have mismatching names on their cards. And they have to come to India for making necessary changes. Even though the changes are minor, they must make them correct.
It’s noteworthy that they don’t stand alone in this battle. There are many more tax-payers who are citizens and have mismatching names, such as girls who must change their surname after marriage. In such case, the discrepancy arises. But now, they can do corrections online.
How to change the name in Aadhaar Card while linking it with Permanent Account Number?
The official website of Aadhaar is very attentive and concerned about the accurate details wherein it asks for authentic proof. For instance, a non-resident logs in and clicks on ‘change the name’. His/her request will be processed further only when the proof shall be provided. That proof can be birth certificate, PAN card or any other one that spells the correct name. It’s similar to apply for police clearance certificate for passport that is an integral part of verification.
He/she uploads PAN card, let’s say, as the proof, the verification will be completed. Earlier, it was not approved. So, he/she had no option left but to seek help from reliable outsourcer, like S2NRI. He would ask for the card details and let you get rid of hassles.
To correct spelling mistakes in name or completing it while linking the PAN with Aadhaar Card, the following steps are prescribed by the central government.
- Visit the official government website, i.e. uidai.gov.in or http://uidai.gov.in/.
- Get registered with it to create login.
- Once logged in, request for change the name.
- Get ready with the PAN Card. Scan and upload its copy in the operating system.
- To further the processing, the person will receive an OTP (One-Time Password) on the mobile phone number registered with UIDAI.
- Subsequently, the tax department will match the name with the details stockpiled in the Aadhaar database at the backend.
For now, it’s necessary to avail the valid copy of PAN card for editing name. But the tax department has an idea in pipeline wherein the OTP shall be opted for verification. Thereby, the tax payer would be able to escape the lengthy process of correction in the name. The department will channelize this service through e-Filing portal. Once this project would be aired, NRIs would be able to apply for OCI card or passport without any worries of correcting the name.