Details about PAN Card in India

Pan Card Details

Every human being on this planet requires an identity to live and uniquely distinguish himself from others in the crowd. This identity is often given to the person by the country in which they are residing. The Government of the country is responsible for providing unique identities to its citizen for their ease. The identity is often issued to the mass through a campaign so that every individual is made aware of its advantages and usability.

The respective identity cards are issued which in turn are the most important documents for an individual. These identity cards are required at various places during official paper works and authorized government works. The cards do an important work of proving the identity of an individual at times, whenever needed.

The Republic of India has issued many identity cards for the interest of its citizens like Voter ID card, Driving License, Adhaar Card and similarly the PAN card. These cards serve the purpose of identification whenever required. The PAN card is the most important out of all these due to its accuracy and standardization.

The PAN Card is issued by the Income Tax Department of the country to keep all of its citizens under one financial head and manage all the financial transactions solely and easily. The PAN Card is taken as the most important because it can be used at various places as Identity proof.

To get this most important Identity Card which is the PAN Card, a person can apply online or offline. There is just a need to know that whether the person has applied before or not. If in case the person has applied before, he or she can log in and get the status of their application and its progress. The details in the PAN Card are unique to an individual irrespective of the place it lives and it does not even change with any change in the location of the person. This feature if PAN Card makes it stand out of the mass, as other cards like Voter ID Card depend on the area where a person resides.

The campaigns for issuing these identity cards are often organized by the government or sometimes even by the schools and other partner organizations. The PAN Card applications can be filed as a mass or an individual.  The person who needs to file the application for the PAN Card is required to fill a form 49A online and submit it. The details of the person in the form are verified and validated and then only the form is submitted successfully. In case of any error, the form details are to be checked again by the applicant and then he or she requires resubmitting it.

After submitting the filled form, one can see a confirmation screen with all the filled details of the applicant. The applicant is required to confirm it, or else if he or she wishes to change any detail then they can make the required changes. On confirming it, a 15 digit pin called the acknowledgement number appears which is later used to track the status of PAN Card. The applicant is expected to note down and print the Acknowledgement number.

The PAN Card status could be checked online at the official site of the Income Tax Department by giving the asked details. The site requires either the full name or the DOB of the applicant along with the Acknowledgement number. If the application is under process, then an alert appears saying that the application is under process and gives the contact number for any queries.

In case, the application has started with the procedure, it may prompt that the application is under the Income Tax Department. And, if the card has been dispatched then, the PAN Card number is shown on the screen along with the details of its dispatch and receiving it. But if someone decides to check the PAN Card status offline then the applicant has to head off towards the PAN Card section of the Income Tax Department at various metropolitan urban areas of Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi, according to the area the applicant resides.