The bio metric identifier Aadhaar & PAN are to be linked as mandated by the Income Tax Department for Income Tax Return Filing.
Apart from linking the Aadhaar with PAN Income tax department has also launched an online facility to correct errors in names and other details in permanent account number (PAN) and Aadhaar document.
For corrections the department has provided separate hyperlinks on its e-filing website — one to update changes in existing PAN data or for application of new PAN by an Indian or a foreign citizen.
The second hyperlink is for individuals who want to update Aadhaar details by logging into ‘Aadhaar Self Service Update Portal’ using the unique identity number. The individual can then upload scanned documents as proof for data update request.
Aadhaar and PAN can be linked just by sending an SMS to Either “567678 Or 56161